Congratulations to Everest 2012 alum Sam Bellestri who graduated with honors this year from the University of Alabama with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering.  Sam graduated with the designation Summa Cum Laude and was on the university’s Presidents List (4.0 or higher GPA) eight times!

He worked two summers at Oakland University as a research assistant in IREECE, an undergraduate research experience in electrical and computer engineering sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). In the program, he co-authored a paper, “Floating point CORDIC-based architecture for powering computation” that was presented at the 2015 Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences at Michigan State University, the 2015 International Conference on ReConFigurable Computing and FPGAs in Cancun, Mexico, and published by IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.

Sam will now be attending the University of Michigan studying for a MSE degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, with a concentration in embedded systems.