Alumni (Scholar)

Yiqi Cao

Reverend Calvin and Frances Blackwell Jefferson Scholar
Class: 2015
Hometown: Blacksburg, Virginia
B.S. University of Virginia (2015)

Engineering Students Without Borders, vice president, events chair, academic chair; Rodman Council, co-president, academic chair, First-Year Representative; BME Vascular Systems and Bioengineering Lab, research; School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Dean’s Ambassador Program; Rodman Seminars, student-led seminars initiative, initiator; The Spectra: The Engineering and Science Research Journal, primary editor, publicity chair; Global Ingenuity 21: U.Va. Engineering in Braunschweig, summer study abroad; Society of Women Engineers, public service committee, High School Visitation, panelist; Lorna Sundberg International Center, cooking class leader; Madison House, ESL tutor; University Salsa Club; Flash Seminars; U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup, engineering track winner, finals runner-up; Global Water Brigades, Honduras 2013; Hartfield-Jefferson Teaching Prize Selection Committee; Raven Society; Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society; University Award for Projects in the Arts; Harrison Undergraduate Research Award; Baireuther Service Learning Grant; Rodman Innovation Fund Recipient; School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Outstanding Student Award; Intermediate Honors; Lawn Resident; Dean’s List; Rodman Scholar

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