Chapman University Receives $2.5 Million Donation from Kay Family Foundation

The $2.5 million gift from the Kay Family Foundation funds faculty, student and potentially alumni research, projects, and other activities in the field of data analytics (often referred to as big data).

The fund will be distributed over a five-year window in equal $500,000 increments, targeted to primarily support applied analytics research that impacts business and society.

Four Chapman faculty members have been selected as the 2016 grant winners for the Kay Family Foundation donation. The winners transcend interdisciplinary studies and share their work relating to big data below.

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Chapman community employs data analytics to deliver real world impact

Four Chapman faculty members have set out to uncover new opportunities for societal impact by examining and analyzing large amounts of data. Dr. Hesham M. El-Askary hopes to stabilize the relationship between extreme weather and resulting outages, ultimately resulting in higher customer satisfaction. Dr. Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook seeks to identify Orange County at-risk mothers and their children and determine why these mothers aren’t participating in no-cost health care programs.

Another researcher, Dr. Erik Linstead, will be assisting board-certified behavior analysts in providing more tailored and effective treatment plans to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Lastly, Dr. Abel Winn is dedicated to improving electromagnetic spectrum auctions to enable the growth of mobile computing and the ability to send and receive data on your smartphone.

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Kay Family Gives $2.5M to Chapman

Chapman University received a $2.5 million gift from the Kay Family Foundation to fund faculty and student research, projects and other activities in the field of data analytics, which is part of the growing field of “big data.”

The fund will be administered by the Argyros School of Business and Economics, and used to develop an ideas that emerge from across Chapman that have potential for the business world or scientific community.

Argyros School Dean Reggie Gilyard said the gift “will provide faculty, students and potentially alumni with resources that enable discovery and impact through the analysis of sizeable data sets.”

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The Kay Family Foundation and Living in Digital Times Award Appreneur Scholar at CES 2016

For the third year in a row, the Kay Family Foundation—a grant-making foundation based in Orange County, California—and Living in Digital Times have awarded their Appreneur Scholar Award at CES. This year’s edition was given to Brandon Boynton and Shanlin Shah at CES 2016.

“These young individuals have demonstrated vision, drive and tenacity in their pursuit of tackling real-life problems with technology,” Robin Raskin, founder and president of Living in Digital Times, said in a statement. “The Appreneur Scholar Awards enables us to showcase remarkably outstanding and bold individuals who bring their passions to life while making a meaningful impact on society.”

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Kay Family Foundation and Living in Digital Times Award Two Young App Developers, Brandon Boynton and Shalin Shah for Novel App Creation

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Kay Family Foundation, a grant-making foundation located inOrange County, CA, and Living in Digital Times have awarded the third annual Appreneur Scholar Award to Brandon Boynton and Shalin Shah for their innovative app creations.

In addition to each receiving a $5,000 scholarship funded by The Kay Family Foundation, Boynton and Shah will be recognized at CES® 2016 at the TransformingEDU Summit and have the opportunity to demo their apps to an audience of tech influencers during the annual Mobile Apps Showdown, also produced by Living in Digital Times onThursday, January 8 at 1:30 PM in the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC), North Hall, Room N257.

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$5,000 and a trip to Vegas offered as a prize for app creators

A global scholarship for high school and college students who can make apps is being offered through the Kay Family Foundation.

Two student app creators will each receive a $5,000 scholarship funded by the foundation and also win a trip to the Consumer Electronics Show 2016 in Las Vegas, travel and accommodations provided. There, they will have the opportunity to show-off their apps to a crowd of technology influencers.

According to the press release from the Third Annual Appreneur Scholarship Competition published on Sept. 24, the Kay Family Foundation loves helping out new inventors.

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How a $500,000 grant will help Biola University’s global reach

ROSEMEAD >> Biola University, a private Christian campus located in La Mirada, received a $500,000 grant this week that officials say will enhance its global reach.

The money, from the Orange County-based Kay Family Foundation, will be paid over five years. The foundation promotes new models and systems in dispensing faith, education, the medical field and the arts through the Internet.

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Biola University Receives $500,000 Grant from Kay Family Foundation

By Jenna Loumagne

Biola University has received a $500,000 grant from the Kay Family Foundation to enhance Biola’s Talbot School of Theology’s global impact. The grant-making foundation located in Orange County, Calif. advocates for new models and systems that produce 21st century global leaders with ethical core values. A grant signing ceremony hosted by the foundation will be held on Sept. 3, 2015 in Rosemead, Calif.

The grant will help to bolster the Talbot Kyiv Extension program, Biola’s video conferencing and virtual classroom capabilities, and upgrade the infrastructure of Open Biola, Biola’s extensive online collection of free educational content.

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Kay Family Foundation Awards $5k Scholarship

We are thrilled to announce the first two winners of our App-reneur scholarship.
Tanay Tandon Invents App to Help His Debate Team Skills
Sherwood Yao Creates App to Keep in Touch with Family
Tanay Tandon and he’s a 16 year old student from Cupertino High School.  He’s also the Founder/CEO at Clipped. Clipped is an app that summarizes new content into simple bullet points.  Tanay developed the app when he was competing in the Speech/Debate team at school and realized that an app like his would be invaluable for framing his arguments.  Tanay says, “ I enjoy researching in the field of Natural Language

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Cultivating Collaboration

Kay Family Foundation funds new mobile technology lab

What served last fall as a launch pad for the nation’s first-ever Med AppJam is now a schoolwide resource for Bren School of ICS majors.

Kay Family Foundation Innovation Lab — featuring Apple TVs, a PolyVision smartboard, and MacBook Airs and iPads available for checkout by students — is the first of its kind on the UC Irvine campus and was specifically designed to encourage teamwork.

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