Welcome to my GCS portfolio!
Here’s some information about me:
Student name: Andy Qiao
Graduation Year: 2023
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Major, Minors, Certificates: BSE in Biomedical Engineering, Minors in Chemistry and Global Health
GCS Advisor: Dr. Gaurav Arya
GCS Focus: Engineer Better Medicines
GCS Thesis Topic: Investigating the mechanisms of viral DNA packaging motors
Why do you want to be a GC scholar? For me, being a GC scholar would empower me to use my engineering education in a way that tangibly benefits society. Being an engineer means so much more than solving problems and designing tools in an abstract bubble. Rather, it means engaging with the world in many of ways articulated by the GCS program, ensuring that developments made in the lab and classroom are addressing real issues that people face in an impactful manner.