ChemE Student Wins CSChE Chemical Engineering Local Section Scholarship

Bo Zhang (ChemE 1T3 + PEY) is this year’s CSChE Chemical Engineering Local Section Scholarship winner. The scholarship recognizes leadership qualities and demonstrated contributions to CSChE, as well as academic performance.

In Bo’s first and second year, he was the Events Director for U of T’s Student Chapter of CSChE. Building on the club’s vision, he dedicated himself to develop new professional, academic and social outlets for our students. By spearheading collaborations with other student organizations, Bo was able to create additional opportunities and resources for our students to participate in leadership and professional development activities.

In his third year, Bo became the club’s Vice Chair and managed his responsibilities extremely well even though he was off-campus doing his Professional Experience Year. Bo would frequently take time out of his own personal schedule to ensure the club’s initiatives were being planned and executed effectively. Through his leadership, our Department was able to recruit and send over 40 students to the 2012 CSChE Conference in Vancouver. In addition, Bo won second place in the Robert G. Auld Technical Student Research Presentation during the 2011 CSChE Conference.

On top of his commitment to CSChE, Bo also assisted in the organization of our Department’s 2013 Chemical Engineering Week – a concentrated week filled with chemical engineering focused events, including: lunch and learns spotlighting industry professionals, plant tours, lab tours, and a scavenger hunt related to design and leadership tasks.

Congratulations to Bo on this great achievement!

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