Cindy Cheng

Cindy Cheng is a junior at Duke University majoring in biomedical engineering
and minoring in Spanish. This is her first year participating in InnoWorks. Cindy is from Oak Brook, IL and attended Hinsdale Central High School, where
she graduated as Salutatorian in 2004. In high school, Cindy was captain of
Science Olympiad and President of the Spanish club. She received third place
in Chemistry at Science Olympiad State competition at the University of
Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2004. Cindy has also competed for her high
school's JETS (Junior Engineering Technical Society) team and Math Team. Additionally, Cindy has been recognized as a National Merit Scholar, National
AP Scholar, and Illinois State Scholar. She was inducted into the National
Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society, and received the FermiLab
Science Award.

At Duke, Cindy has been the Treasurer of the Society of Women Engineers for the
past two years and participates in outreach programs to encourage girls to
pursue science and engineering. She also attended the 2006 SWE Regional
Conference in Orlando, FL to represent Duke's student chapter. Alongside
classes, Cindy takes private piano lessons and enjoys practicing in her spare
time. She has played piano for over 16 years and has won numerous awards at
the Geneva Swedish Days Music Competition in Geneva, IL. Cindy is currently a
Pratt Undergraduate Research Fellow in Duke's biomedical engineering
department. She works in Dr. George A. Truskey's tissue engineering lab, where
she has worked for the past year and a half and will continue working this
summer and through her senior year.

Class of 2008
Biomedical Engineering

InnoWorks is a Winner of the 2007 BRICK Awards