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(21) $20K Grand Prize in NASA Tech Briefs “Create the Future” Contest:

2017 Cornell University Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering –  Cornell researchers win $20K Grand Prize
New technology that converts carbon emissions into a clean energy resource has earned Cornell University and Dimensional Energy the 2017 Grand Prize.

(20) Presentation at New York Academy of Sciences:

2017 Cornell University College of Engineering –  Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao presents research at New York Academy of Sciences
Presentation on “Application of Smartphone Technology in Food Safety” at the Journey Through Science Day in New York City.

2017 Cornell University Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering –  Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao presents research at New York Academy of Sciences
Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao presents his research on “Application of Smartphone Technology in Food Safety” at the Journey Through Science Day in New York City on September 18th.

2017 Cornell BEST Program News –  The possibilities are endless
BESTie, Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, a Ph.D. student in Professor Erickson’s lab, presented his research on “Application of Smartphone Technology in Food Safety” at the Journey Through Science Day in New York City on September 18.

(19) ACLS Best Poster Award:

2017 Cornell University College of Engineering –  Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao wins Best Poster Award
Best Poster Award for FeverPhone research at the ACLS International Summer School 2017 in Singapore.

2017 Cornell University Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering –  Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, a Ph.D. student in Professor Erickson’s lab, wins Best Poster Award
Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, a Ph.D. student in Professor Erickson’s lab, received Best Poster Award for FeverPhone research at the ACLS International Summer School 2017 in Singapore.

2017 Cornell BEST Program News –  BESTies Attended ACLS International Summer School 2017 in Singapore
Two Cornell graduate students participated last week in the ACLS International Summer School co-organized by the Education Academy of Computational Life Sciences (ACLS) at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, the School of Biological Sciences at Nanyang Technological University and Cornell’s BEST Program.

(18) Testing Blood Without Fingerpricks & Needles:

2017 Smart-medical.com –  Testing Blood Without Fingerpricks & Needles
Featured for FeverPhone research to detect febrile illness.

(17) BEST Advisory Board bonds with ropes challenge:

2017 Cornell BEST Program News –  2017 BEST Advisory Board bonds with ropes challenge
A recent cooler, sunny Saturday found BESTies atop Mount Pleasant for low and high elements of the Hoffman Challenge Course to get to know each other, have fun and build trust for their leadership in the next year.

(16) MIT-CHIEF China Trip 2017:

2017 MIT-CHIEF China Trip –  Acceptance to the 2017 MIT-CHIEF China Trip
15 teams have been selected all around the US to participate the 2017 MIT-CHIEF China.

2017 MIT-CHIEF China Trip –  Guizhou Event of the 2017 MIT-CHIEF China Trip
Guizhou event of the 2017 MIT-CHIEF China.

CHISA –  Beijing Event of the 2017 MIT-CHIEF China Trip
People’s Choice Award for Dimensional Energy — MIT-CHIEF China Trip Beijing event

ZPARK –  Beijing Event of the 2017 MIT-CHIEF China Trip
People’s Choice Award for Dimensional Energy — MIT-CHIEF China Trip Beijing event

(15) The First International Youth Conference & The Belt and Road Forum for Youth Development:

2017 International Youth Conference –  Acceptance to The First International Youth Conference & The Belt and Road Forum for Youth Development
40 graduate students worldwide have been selected.

(14) ACLS International Summer School 2017 in Singapore:

2017 Tokyo Tech –  Acceptance to ACLS International Summer School 2017 in Singapore
We accepted 28 graduate students worldwide who are working in life science, bioinformatics, computer science and related fields.

(13) 1st Place Poster Award at 2017 Biotech Symposium:

2017 Cornell BEST Program News –  BESTie Elvis Cao wins 2017 Biotech Symposium 1st place poster award
A Ph.D. student in Prof. Erickson’s lab, BESTie Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, received $100 for winning the First Place in Student Research Presentation at the recent 9th annual New York State Biotechnology Symposium. His topic is on: FeverPhone: Point of Care Diagnosis of Acute Febrile Illness using a Mobile Device.

2017 Cornell University Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering BESTie Elvis Cao wins 2017 Biotech Symposium Best Poster Award
Cao, a Ph.D. student in Professor Erickson’s lab, won 1st place at the 9th annual New York State Biotechnology Symposium.

(12) Ithaca’s March for Science:

2017 The ITHACAN Ithaca residents come together to rally for science
Elvis Cao, a mechanical engineering Ph.D. student at Cornell University, said he came to the March for Science to speak about his experience with scientific research and how it can benefit society. Cao said he has been working with Sibley College professor David Erickson on a new technology called “Fever Phone,” a smartphone-based platform used to diagnose and differentiate fevers.

2017 The Cornell Daily Sun Hundreds Participate in Ithaca’s March for Science
Elvis Cao grad also spoke at the event and detailed a diagnostic smartphone application called Feverphone he was developing. The app, which is targeted toward developing countries, would be able to diagnose six infectious diseases — including malaria, dengue and typhoid — based on a blood sample supplied to a coffee machine sized device.

(11) Sigma Xi Research Showcase:

2017 Cornell University Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, a Ph.D. student in Professor Erickson’s lab
Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, a Ph.D. student in Professor Erickson’s lab was selected as the Graduate Division Winner for all disciplines in the fifth annual Student Research Showcase Competition, run by Sigma Xi – The Scientific Research Honor Society.

2017 Cornell BEST Program News BESTie Elvis Cao wins 2017 SigmaXi grad division
BESTie Xiangkun Elvis Cao was chosen by the scientific research honor society SigmaXi as the 2017 Graduate Division winner of the student research showcase for his work in David Erickson’s lab on the Feverphone.

2017 Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society – 2017 Student Research Showcase Results
Graduate Divison Winner of 2017 Sigma Xi Student Research Showcase Competition.

(10) Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition at Cornell:

2017 Cornell University Graduate School – Psychology Graduate Student Kristina Smiley Wins 2017 3MT
“People’s Choice” Award of Cornell’s 3rd Annual 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition.

2017 Cornell University Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Prateek Sehgal and Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao win 2nd place and the ‘people’s choice’ award
“People’s Choice” Award of Cornell’s 3rd Annual 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition.

2017 Cornell BEST Program News BESTies compete in 3MT
3 winners of 35 finalists at Cornell’s 3rd Annual 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition.

(9) Carbon XPRIZE:

2016 NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE Meet the Semi-finalists
Elvis is participating in a team “Dimensional Energy” that has advanced to the semi-final round of the competition for the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE.

(8) QS Top Grad School Guide:

2015 TopUniversities.com QS Top Grad School Guide 2015/2016
Interviewed for Higher education in Canada.

(7) Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition at McGill:

2015 McGill Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies – 2015 Presenters for 3 Minute Thesis
Finallist of Three-minute Thesis Competition at McGill.

(6) National Energy Saving & Emission Reduction Contest:

2012 ScienceNet.cn – Winners for National Energy Saving & Emission Reduction Contest
Nine Teams Won Special Prize in 2012 Practice and Science Contest on Energy Saving & Emission Reduction Competition.

2012 XJTU News – Four XJTU Students Won Special Prize for National Energy Saving & Emission Reduction Contest
Four Undergraduate Students from XJTU Won 2012 National Contest for Energy Saving and Emission Reduction.

(5) First Prize in Chinese Calligraphy Contest:

2011 XJTU News – Winners for Chinese Calligraphy Contest
Sixteen Students Won First Prizes in 2011 XJTU Calligraphy Contest

2012 E Eyes News – Xiangkun Cao is Winner for Chinese Calligraphy Contest
Xiangkun Cao Won First Prize in 2011 XJTU Calligraphy Contest.

2012 CHUNGYING COLLEGE News – Winner for Chinese Calligraphy Contest
Xiangkun Cao Won First Prize in 2011 XJTU Calligraphy Contest.

(4) English Speech Contest:

2011 XJTU News – Winners for Foreign Language Teaching & Research Press (FLTRP) Cup English Speaking Contest
Nine Students Won First, Second, Third Prizes in 2011 FLTRP Cup English Speech Contest.

(3) National English Contest:

2010 XJTU News – Two XJTU Students Entered Final for National English Contest
Two Undergraduate Students from XJT Entered Final for 2010 National English Contest.

(2) Excellence Award in Service:

2010 CHUNGYING COLLEGE News – Result Notification for Excellence Class & Excellent Student Leader & Excellent Youth League Member Award
Tsien-Hsue Shen Elite Class 91 Won Excellence Award under Xiangkun Cao’s Direction; Xiangkun Cao Won Excellent Student Leader Award & Excellence Youth League Member Award.

2010 CHUNGYING COLLEGE News – Eleven Classes Received Excellence Award
Tsien-Hsue Shen Elite Class 91 Won Excellence Award under Xiangkun Cao’s Direction.

(1) First Prize in Speech Contest:

2010 CHUNGYING COLLEGE News – Result Notification for Speech Contest
Xiangkun Cao Won First Prize in Speech Contest in Memory of Tsien-Hsue Shen.