Bingyi Wang ’18 has been named among the inaugural class of Knight-Hennessy Scholars, the largest fully endowed scholarship program in the world. The scholarship supports up to 100 high-achieving students from around the globe in their pursuit of any graduate degree at Stanford University.
A physics major from Xuzhou, China, Wang says she plans to seek a Ph.D. on her way to becoming “a conscientious physicist, using science and technology to improve human lives and promote social change.”
At Williams, Wang was a teaching assistant in the physics and Asian studies departments as well as co-chair of the student group Women and Gender Minorities in Physics and Astronomy. As a researcher in experimental atomic and laser physics, she worked collaboratively with physics professor Tiku Majumder and other colleagues on a project to probe theories of atomic structure in heavy atoms. Their results were published in the February 2018 issue of Physical Review.
“Bingyi has grown into a true junior colleague, an important scientific contributor to all of our ongoing work and a mentor of younger students in the lab,” Majumder says. “I am looking forward to hearing about her exciting future endeavors as she heads to Stanford.”