Umer Khan '15

Alum Makes an Impact in Silicon Valley

umer-khan UST Cooperative Engineering Program graduate, Umer Khan ’15, is making an impact in Silicon Valley as an engineer lead for Apple. One of his most recent projects included the development of CareKit and ResearchKit, two applications for Apple devices that are changing the way information for medical conditions is being shared. These were first launched at the Texas Medical Center (TMC). “I am from Houston. Although I’m living in California and building software for a world-wide company like Apple, I’m leading projects that are making a direct impact on my hometown,” said Khan. Khan began his career at Apple as a software engineer, and one of his first projects was the Apple Watch. Originally from Spring, Texas, and a graduate of Klein High School, Khan chose UST for its diverse campus and welcoming community. With a scholarship at a school close to home, it felt like the right fit for him. Because of generous contributions from caring benefactors, Khan was able to receive an academic scholarship, making his dream of attending the UST Cooperative Engineering Program a reality. “Without a scholarship, I would have not been able to focus on my academics and complete this dream program,” said Khan. UST has cooperative agreements with University of Houston, University of Notre Dame and The Catholic University of America. Khan completed the Cooperative Engineering Program with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from UST and a Bachelor of Science from Notre Dame. This program offers students the opportunity to prepare for a career in engineering or technology while obtaining a quality liberal arts education. There is a great demand today for professionals who have both technical training and a broad background in the arts, humanities, logic and philosophy. To support scholarships  and make a difference in a student’s life, visit www.stthom.edu/giving. Your gift will help provide meaningful scholarship support for deserving UST students. If you work for a company with a matching gift program, you could double or triple your contribution! Please consider making a gift to The St. Thomas Fund today. Print