Michael Pearlman, a 22-year member of the Rice community, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2001. Michael was the System Administrator for both the Departments of Computational and Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Besides his technical expertise, he was a revered individual whose technical knowledge and warm personality were an invaluable asset to the community.
In 2002, an endowment fund was established in Michael Pearlman's name through the generous gifts of many people who knew and loved him. A multi-departmental committee decided to establish The Michael Pearlman Memorial Award. The purpose of the award is to recognize graduate students, staff and faculty at Rice for their extraordinary service and contributions in improving the infrastructure and general support for the Rice computational engineering research and education missions.
For those wishing to donate money to this fund in honor of Michael Pearlman's memory, please make checks payable to Rice University and designate "Michael Pearlman Memorial Fund."
Please send checks to:
Pearlman Memorial Fund
Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
6100 Main St - MS 134
Houston, TX 77005