Eight College of Engineering (COE) students received their certificates of Boeing Scholarship from Marc Allen, President of Boeing China in a ceremony held at Peking University on April 25.
The recipients were commended for their outstanding performance in the academic year 2011-2012. Four students He Sun, Teng Li, Yawei Li, Hao Zhou received First Class Boeing Scholarship of $2000, and four students Yixin Mao, Minglei Zhang, Zhilong Yu and Xinwei Wang received Second Class Boeing Scholarship of $1500.
The delegation from Boeing who attended the ceremony included Mr. Marc Allen, President of Boeing China, Winston Ma, Translation Specialist of Boeing International China and Michelle Wang, Business Operations Specialist, Boeing Research & Technology, China.
Shiyi Chen, Dean of College of Engineering at Peking University and Executive Vice Dean Dongxiao Zhang congratulated the students and thanked Boeing for their support.
“Boeing is a great company in aerospace industry. It’s our honor to collaborate with Boeing in many fields, such as the scholarship, Aviation Club activities, and Capstone Design Program. We look forward to more exciting projects in the future, as we have a common goal, which is to cultivate the leaders in technology innovation for tomorrow,” said Zhang and Chen.
Hao Zhou is an undergraduate student enrolled in 2010 majoring in Solid Mechanics who receive the scholarship. He said the scholarship reflected his efforts in the last year and it would propel him forward in achieving his dreams.
"Peking University is a prestigious university in China, and we value our relations," said Allen. He then shared a story of Edward J. O’Hare, the Al Capone lawyer to discuss the topic of integrity: Edward J. O’Hare, also known as “Easy Eddie”, was a lawyer in Chicago who worked with an American gangster Al Capone for many years, before turning against Capone and later helped put Capone into prison. He was assassinated afterwards, but his son Edward O’Hare became a naval aviator of the US Navy and received Medal of Honor in World War II. And the Chicago airport was renamed O’Hare International Airport to honor O’Hare’s bravery.
COE Associate Dean Shaoqiang Tang, Assistant Dean Yongmei Li and Vice Secretary of Party Junkai Li, and many college students participated in the event.
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company. Boeing started the partnership with COE in 2008. Regular programs include scholarships, Aviation Club and Capstone Design Program. In 2011 Boeing was the Silver Sponsor for the Global Engineering Deans Council /GEDC Conference held at Peking University.