Bingxiang hails from the “World Kite Metropolis” of Weifang and speaks fondly of her childhood without computers. Her father is a farmer and supports Bingxiang and her younger sister by himself, after their mother passed away. At university, Bingxiang is excelling academically and became even more motivated when her team reached the finals in the robot competition of her Electromechanical college. She also continues to challenge herself personally by taking on more leadership positions such as organizing the Yanxing inspirational speech trip where members speak to high school students.
She graduated in 2015 and has begun working as a mold design assistant engineer, our first Scholar to start employment as an engineer. In the near future, she would also like to study something related to business administration to broaden her outlook.
“When I chose mechanical engineering at the beginning, it wasn’t because I was so interested in it, but because the major was popular in my university and my score was high enough to be admitted to that major. I didn’t dislike it, but when I started my freshman year, I second-guessed myself many times about whether it was a good fit for me. People around me often say that girls are not good at studying engineering majors. This made me really puzzled. The Qian Zheng Memorial Scholarship really gave me tremendous encouragement. I have never thought that there would be one scholarship that’s dedicated to help female students in engineering and science majors.”