University: University of Maryland
Fang Y. Cao, Silver Spring, is a senior at the University of Maryland, where he majors in Neurobiology and Physiology, and Computer Science. He is both a Truman Scholar and a Goldwater Scholar, with a 4.0 across many disciplines. Born in China, he emigrated to London at age five, and to the United States at seven. His family slept on cardboard before moving onto mattresses found in a dumpster. He has done research at NIH, the Children’s National Medical Center, and at a health clinic in Jamaica. Fang founded two tutoring programs to help low-income local high school students succeed in the sciences, and is passionate about solving the national crisis in community healthcare for the underserved.