Wang Chosen for ARCS Scholar Award

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Tony Wang, a Ph.D. student in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), has been chosen for an ARCS Scholar Award. He is one of only 14 Ph.D. students from Georgia Tech to receive this fellowship this year. 

ARCS Scholars are selected annually by qualifying departments of science, engineering, and medical research within the ARCS Foundation’s 51 academic partner universities and colleges.

Wang’s research is focused on developing micro-robots to perform neurosurgery. He is advised by Azadeh Ansari, an assistant professor in ECE, and Kimberly Hoang, an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Emory University School of Medicine.

Wang has also worked as a graduate teaching assistant for ECE 3005–Professional and Technical Communications for ECE during fall 2019 and spring 2020 and was a terrific asset to the School’s Undergraduate Professional Communications Program (UPCP), according to Christina Bourgeois, the director of UPCP. 

Wang graduated with his B.S. degree in materials science and engineering with a minor in electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Berkeley. He also interned at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he was awarded the LLNL Research Award for his contributions towards laser optics.

Outside of research, Wang volunteers as a graduate student coordinator for the Mental Health Student Coalition to improve awareness about mental health on campus. His hobbies include hiking, table tennis, and swimming.


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