Awards and Grants: The Dean’s List (still think it is redundant to list) The Presidential Freshman Award The Schreyer Honors College Summer Grant The College of Engineering Summer Research Grant The Schreyer Honors Thesis Research Grant
Research Experiences Nanofludic research May 2010 – Present 20 hrs each week, and two months during the summer, ended with a honors thesis and a poster at BMES symposium Organic chemistry research May 2009 - July 2009 paid position Another poster at the Northeast Regional Honors Conference in March 2009
Leaderships Business Committee Head of the Agora Liberal Arts Journal Club March 2010 – Present Since the creation of the club, we published six journals and organized two fundraising events Change-of-Campus Transitional Leader August 2010 Lion Ambassador (campus tour guide) August 2007 – May 2008 Also volunteer in some campus tour events
Teaching Experience Math and science tutor at the learning center of the University and Upward Bound Program (tutor low-income high school students) March 2010-Present
Community Service – Medical Volunteer at the Outpatient Surgical Unit at the Riddle Memorial Hospital a summer and a winter break (45hrs) Volunteer at the Patient Floor at the Mount Nittany Hospital May 2010 to March 2011 (92.5hrs)
Community Service – nonMedical I am going to serve in the City Year to tutor students in inner city high schools in Philly.
Physician Job Shadowing: Shadowing with my family physician (D.O) - 16 hrs I found this is the hardest part so far. I don’t know how some of you guys made it, but I pulled out a phone book and called a lot of docs, but I got rejected with every one of them.
Others: Mandarin Chinese is my primary language Like reading and writing. Won a third place in China’s Spring Blossom National Essay Contest, and also won some local essay prices. Trying to achieve more with my English writing since coming here. Have a letter to the editor published in the New York Times, and one article publish in the Agora Journal
After Graduation: I joined the City Year, an non-profit organization that is dedicated to solve the dropout crisis in the public school system. Through this year, my team accomplished a lot despite of the challenges posed by the school system. I also learned a lot about teamwork, communication, leadership and Relationship with other people.
Now, I am doing molecular biology research at National Cancer Institute.
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 06/07/2012
Undergraduate college: The Pennsylvania State University
Undergraduate Area of study: Engineering/Technology