Evan Bacon

Evan Bacon Memorial Scholarship

The Evan Bacon Memorial Scholarship in Computer Engineering was established to honor the life of Evan Bacon of Bakersfield, California, who passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017, at the young age of 31.

Evan attended CSUB from 2007-2012 and held the distinction of being the first graduate of the Computer Engineering program. He then attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, to earn a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. In 2014 he moved to San Diego to work as a software engineer, first at General Atomics followed by Northrop Grumman. While employed at Northrop Grumman, Evan continued his education, completing the Systems Engineering Certificate Program at The California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

During Evan’s years at CSUB he was employed as a student technician and took on any opportunity to learn new things. He especially enjoyed working on research projects in Computer Science and mentoring students who participated in research programs and leading the summer robotics program for high school students. Evan always had a boundless curiosity and a love for learning about a stunning range of topics—from history to woodworking, from computer programming to genetics.

Evan will be deeply missed by all who knew him. However, his love of learning will live on through this scholarship.

If you would like to support the Evan Bacon Memorial Scholarship, you can donate here.