Support Students in Memory of Alice Wu
Alice Wu was an amazing individual whose spirit continues to impact our lives every day. She was a software engineer with a big heart and a commitment to helping the underserved. It's been tough without her. With this award, we hope to honor Alice's legacy.
Please consider donating even just $5 or $10 in memory of Alice to support underrepresented computer science majors.
In Honor of Alice
We have exceeded the initial goal thanks to donors like you! Your gift to the Alice Y. Wu Memorial Award will help us continue our goal of raising funds towards an endowment in memory of Alice.
All gifts are 100% tax deductible. Apply for corporate matching gifts if you work for a company that offers a Matching Gifts Program**.
About the Memorial Award
The Alice Y. Wu Memorial Award is open to undergraduate students who are juniors or seniors with demonstrated academic success, who are Computer Science majors, and who are involved in campus or community leadership or volunteer experience with humanitarian causes…just like Alice. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering will nominate and select the deserving recipient.
Alice was the first child of Chinese parents who emigrated from Guangzhou to Cupertino, California when she was five years old. While obtaining her bachelor’s degree in computer science at UC San Diego, Alice was very involved on campus, balancing studies and extracurriculars. She joined the Kappa Zeta Phi sorority, serving as Vice President of Community Service, sang with two a cappella choirs, volunteered at the Friends of Cats animal shelter, worked as a computer science tutor, and worked as an engineering intern at Broadcom Corporation.
Alice spent nearly five years as a software engineer at Intuit. She was highly regarded by everyone who was fortunate enough to work with her because of her talent, high sense of accountability, and teamwork.
Alice’s kindness and humanistic philosophy touched the lives of many. She mentored college students and high school girls in science and technology, and was dedicated to upholding her causes of human rights, education, and environmental issues. Read her full bio here.
On behalf of her family and friends, thank you for joining our effort.
* How endowments work at UC San Diego. If we don’t reach endowment in time, the funds will be expended as an award at $1,000 each year until funds are exhausted.
** When submitting for matching gifts from your company, you will need to submit a copy of the “official” receipt you receive in the mail which includes UC San Diego Foundation’s TaxID number.