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From CAISL to Aerospace Engineering PhD

From CAISL to Aerospace Engineering PhD

This week, CAISL had the pleasure to receive a visit from alumnus Kangyi Peng. Graduating in 2019, his journey from CAISL to the University of Virginia (UVA), and now into a PhD program in "Ion Propulsions and Plasma Physics" at the same institution, reflects his remarkable dedication and the solid foundation laid during his time at CAISL. Excelling as a top student, Kangyi pursued both a Bachelor of Sciences and a Master of Aerospace Engineering at UVA, seizing every opportunity to delve deeper into his favorite area of study.

During his visit, Kangyi shared his future aspirations with unwavering enthusiasm. Whether as an accomplished engineer or a devoted educator, he envisions himself leaving a lasting impact in the field of aerospace engineering. His memories of CAISL from Grade 9 to Grade 12, highlight the profound influence the school had on his formative years. He particularly valued the dedication of the faculty, recalling how teachers were always eager to expand their knowledge and share new discoveries with students. Moreover, Kangyi highlighted the exceptional preparedness of CAISL students for higher education, thanks to the rigorous International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP). Outside academics, Kangyi emphasized the role of athletics in his college experience. Engaging in sports such as baseball and American football, while a CAISL student, facilitated his seamless integration into university life in the United States.

During his visit, Kangyi reconnected with former teachers and shared stories of his achievements. His journey from CAISL to UVA and beyond serves as an inspiration to current students, embodying the school's commitment to nurturing intellectual curiosity and excellence.

CAISL extends its congratulations to Kangyi on his achievements and wishes him the very best in his future endeavors.

We look forward to welcoming you back to CAISL and to hearing about your accomplishments.