Yu (Sophia) Dai is the recipient of 2012 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad
Since 2003, the Chinese government has been awarding students who are able to study in a foreign country on their own accord. The awards are given to honor students for their ability to study abroad without government-funded sponsorships under the umbrella of the China Scholarship Council. Often, these students study in highly acclaimed institutions where they might face many challenges in being a student in a foreign country. Ms. Dai was recently offered a Postdoctoral research opportunity at the California Institute of Technology and will transition in September of 2013.