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ASPIRE Students

2017 ASPIRE Students

Andrew Huang – FiltraSoy
Kuan-Ting Lee – Soy Poofession
Surej Sathya Sathianarayanan – Neoseed
Terryn Sears – Absoybeansy
Ziming Wang – Soy Metal Absorbent
Yudi Wen – Soy Poofession

Ziming, Surej, Terryn, Andrew, Kuan-Ting (Derek) and Yudi


Meet The Students!

Andrew Huang – Master Student, Industrial Engineering

When I was young I wanted to be: The President

Hometown: Potomac, MD

Favorite Food: Mashed Potatoes

Favorite Childhood Game: Risk

Favorite Song: Tim McGraw by Taylor Swift

Favorite Book: 1984 by George Orwell

Favorite Movie: Silver Linings Playbook

Favorite Hobby: Hiking and Cooking


Kuan-Ting (Derek) Lee – Senior, Food Science

When I was young I wanted to be: A Chef

Hometown: Taiwan, China

Favorite Food: Beef Noodles

Favorite Childhood Game: Online Video Games

Favorite Song: Chinese Song

Favorite Book: Any Fiction Novel

Favorite Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean

Favorite Hobby: Cooking and Playing Video Games


Surej Sathya Sathianarayanan – Senior, Agricultural Engineering

When I was young I wanted to be: Rapper

Hometown: Chennai, India

Favorite Food: Pizza

Favorite Childhood Game: Mario Kart

Favorite Song: Hotel California

Favorite Book: A Song of Fire & Ice (Game of Thrones)

Favorite Movie: 21 Jump Street

Favorite Hobby: Lifting Weights


Terryn Sears – Senior, Biological Engineering

When I was young I wanted to be: Paleontologist

Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN

Favorite Food: Goulash

Favorite Childhood Game: Blind Man's Bluff

Favorite Song: Strength of a Thousand Men by Two Steps From Hell

Favorite Book: Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett

Favorite Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Favorite Hobby: Gaming


Ziming Wang – Senior, Agricultural & Biological Engineering

When I was young I wanted to be: A Farmer

Hometown: Beijing, China

Favorite Food: Peking Duck

Favorite Childhood Game: GameBoy

Favorite Song: Modern Chinese Song

Favorite Book: Detective Fiction

Favorite Movie: Harry Potter

Favorite Hobby: Soccer & Basketball


Yudi Wen – Senior, Food Science

When I was young I wanted to be: A Singer

Hometown: Shanghai, China

Favorite Food: Grilled Seaweed

Favorite Childhood Game: Hind & Seek

Favorite Song: Acoustic Guitar Fingerstyle Solo

Favorite Book: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Favorite Movie: Minions

Favorite Hobby: Playing Guitar