UCC Sayas from Scientific Application Division

Updated on March 14, 2019

  • Dr. Soe Than
  • U Mra Tun
  • U Kyaw Nyein (GBNF)
  • U Win Naing (GBNF)

Dr. Soe Than

  • U Soe Than graduated with Mathematics from RASU.
  • He received his M.Sc. from the University of Lancaster in the United Kingdom.
  • He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in the United States.
  • He taught at VMI (Virginia Military Institute).
  • He is currently working in the Washington, D.C, (District of Columbia).
  • His friend Sayama Daw Swe Swe Than asked U Soe Than to tutor Daw Wai Wai Than. The rest is history.

U Mra Tun

  • Mra is a Rakkhine spelling for Mya.
  • U Mra Tun was a Mathematics major and joined UCC as an applications programmer.
  • There were some difficulties in finding a suitable university for Mra in the UK. He received an offer from the University of Belfast, but there was violence notably in connection with IRA [Irish Republican Army]. He ended up migrating to the United States.


  • Mra Tun owns a set of equipment (Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, a set of Drums, and audio equipment) to form and lead a band.
  • At one period, he was the leader of TAMPS band. The band’s name is formed from the initials of the members : Tin Aung, Austin Xavier, Mra Tun, Pierpont Morgan and Sidney Sann Aung.
  • In the USA, he often jams with the local music bands.
  • He and Ricky Zaw (brother of Daw Nyunt Nyunt Zaw (T68)) performed a duet at the BASES Annual Dinner in Los Angeles.

Life after UCC

He worked as an independent consultant and as a contractor for IBM. Most of his projects are related to maintaining or enhancing COBOL (Common Business Oriented Language), considered as a “dead language” by some.

A few years back, he had a project assignment in Sacramento, the Capital of California. He came down to meet and greet Saya U Soe Paing at Dr. Rafiul Ahad’s house.

U Kyaw Nyein (GBNF)

  • U Kyaw Nyein taught Numeral Methods at the UCC courses.
  • He studied in the UK.
  • He was athletic and played Football and Volleyball.
  • He had a kidney problem.
  • His “Ah Nar Dei” attitude (to use the health fund provided by former colleagues) led to his demise.

U Win Naing (GBNF)

  • He was a Science Scholar.
  • He received his M.Sc. (Computer Science) from UCC.
  • He is GBNF.

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