Two recent grads selected as Singapore scholars

Shortly after graduation, Arash Sabet and Elise DeVries headed to Asia for five months as members of the first-ever Kauffman-Singapore Entrepreneurship Program.

They are two of only five U.S. students in science, technology and engineering who were selected to participate in the program, which will allow them to learn about the Asian market and pursue entrepreneurial ventures on a global scale.

Sabet already had a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from WUSTL when he earned an MBA in finance and strategy last month. DeVries earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering with an emphasis in biomechanics.

The two were chosen from 160 applicants from across the nation for the Kauffman-Singapore Scholars program because of their experiences in bringing new innovations to the market.

The Kauffman-Singapore Scholars Program was created through a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The students will study commercialization and entrepreneurship at the Nanyang Technopreneurship Center, Nanyang Technological University, in Singapore.