Phoenix Wang

11019 Sebrite Dr.

Austin, Texas 78726

phoenix@pwang.us

+1 (512) 848-0808

http://www.pwang.us

EDUCATION

08/14 – 06/15

08/16 – 06/17

Westwood High School

Graduating as Summa Cum Laude under the Distinguished Achievement Program

SAT 1570/1600 (M: 790 CR/W: 780)

ACT 36/36

SAT II Math II: 800 | Physics: 800 | Literature: 770

AP Exams: AP Calculus BC: 5 | AP Physics I: 5

AP English Literature and Composition: 5  

AP Microeconomics: 5 | AP Macroeconomics: 5

AP Chemistry: 4 | AP Chinese Language and Culture: 5 AP United States Government and Politics: 5

08/15 – 06/16

The Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA)

Enrolled in the LASA Magnet program

AP Exams: AP Calculus AB: 5 | AP World History: 5

INTERNSHIPS/EMPLOYMENT

6/17-8/17

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Supervisors: Dr. Nicholas Dagalakis, Dr. Yong-Sik Kim

Engineering Lab, Intelligent Systems Division Intern

  • Developed a new commercial rheometer (a device that measures the viscoelastic properties of materials) using open-sourced hardware
  • Reduced total cost to under $100 while achieving comparable performance to rheometers costing $10,000
  • Optimized the DLP 3D Post-Print curing workflow to utilize the chemical properties of the resin under specific wavelengths
  • Contributed to biomechanics injury research by optimizing software for accelerometer data collection rate; increased rate by a factor of 10

7/16 - 8/16

Peking Hospital Lab

Beijing, China

Supervisor: Dr. Wang Hua

Lab Assistant

  • Prepared slides of rat heart cells to assist in graduate students’ research
  • Conducted Masson’s Trichrome, CD31 Antibody Staining, and 8-Oxidation- immunohistochemical staining
  • Managed care for research animals (feed, cleaning, and conducting qualitative observations)

5/16 - 8/16

Transmetric America, Inc.

Traffic Video Analyst

  • Worked remotely for Transmetric America, Inc. as a part-time agent
  • Analyzed traffic camera videos from Melbourne, Australia

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

2015 - Present

HEXR Design Non-Profit-Pending Organization (https://hexr.org)

Co-Founder

  • Started an initiative to provide graphics design, free of charge, to any client, in order to increase digital design and comprehension on the web
  • Filed for 501c3 non-profit status Summer 2017
  • Built relations with sponsors to provide digital sponsorships for web hosting, search-engine optimization, and database management
  • Managed customer relations, automating a waitlist system and streamlining the client design process

2016 - Present

Design.gq Premium Graphics Design (https://www.design.gq)

Founder

  • Built on the Hexr platform to provide more premium and personalized graphics design services to clients
  • Implemented an application-based fulfillment system, as opposed to a waitlist system to reduce backlog
  • Created a tiered structure, as opposed to a free flat-rate, to ensure sustainability
  • Month-by-month increase of 50% in revenue

2013 - Present

eBay Merchant

Wholesale Distributor

  • Started an eBay merchant shop specializing in graphing calculators
  • Managed stocking of inventory and shipping
  • Coordinated purchases from wholesalers and school districts

ACTIVITIES

12/16 - Present

Westwood National Economics Challenge Team

Founder, President

  • Founded Westwood High School’s first National Economics Challenge team
  • Compiled practice tests and a microeconomics curriculum for training team members
  • Started the Econducation initiative to bring economics into classrooms worldwide.

9/16 - Present

Westwood SkillsUSA Club

Vice President (2017-)

  • Campaigned to increase club membership, adding 20 new members each year
  • Organized monthly officer and member meetings
  • Arranged event sign-ups and tryouts
  • Worked one-on-one to train club members to have the skills to place at nationals

1/17 - Present

Westwood DECA Chapter

Westwood DECA District Representative (2017-)

  • Advanced amendments to allow increased representation of Texas DECA students and chapters in low-income schools
  • Worked with members on outreach and environmental-focused DECA projects

9/14 - 6/15

8/16 - Present

Westwood Robotics Club (FRC Team 2583)

Historian (2014-2015, 2017-)

  • Promoted outreach opportunities
  • Organized community demo events at schools, conferences (Freescale Tech Forum), and large companies (B&N, Samsung, NI)
  • Managed group social media & marketing
  • Communicated with parents and sponsors
  • Produced Westwood Robotics’ publicity and Chairman’s Award videos

1/17 - Present

Software Development Club

Co-founder & Secretary (2017-)

  • Started Westwood’s software development club
  • Successfully built and published an Amazon Echo (Alexa) Skill
  • Furthered awareness of STEM and coding through schoolwide hour-of-code activities

9/15 - Present

Science Olympiad (LASA & Westwood)

Team Leader (2015-), Team Captain (2016-)

  • Led green generation competition team for LASA Science Olympiad at the state level
  • Restarted the Westwood SciO team and recruited new members to compete at regionals

9/15 - 6/16

LASA Chinese Culture Club

Secretary (2015-2016)

  • Organized and advertised outreach events
  • Coordinated city-wide Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations with Austin ISD and Round Rock ISD schools

9/15 - 7/16

LASA Robotics Club (FRC Team 418)
Social Media & Marketing Director (2015-2016)

  • Increased social media networking with local corporations and international teams
  • Established grant-writing and sponsorship- winning sessions to increase team funding
  • Created a local area alliance between Westlake, Westwood, and LASA robotics teams

6/08 - 5/17

Northwest Austin Makos Swim Team (dissolved)

  • Qualified for South Texas Age Group (STAGS) Long Course Championships
  • Achieved USA Swimming A Time Standards in 100, 200 BR & 200 IM
  • One of the last remaining swimmers on team

VOLUNTEERING

6/14 - Present

Austin Chinese Church Youth Ministry

Student Ministry Team

  • Ministered to the students in the ACC Youth Group through outreach and inreach activities
  • Gave announcements and updated ACC Lighthouse social media sites and blog
  • Coordinated post-Harvey prayer efforts with sister churches
  • Compiled encouraging messages, videos, and notes for churches affected

6/15

Children’s Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP Camp)

Camp Counselor

  • Encouraged & worked with children with Down Syndrome to discover new skills and talents
  • Ran activities such as archery, theater, and music for campers during the week
  • Worked with camper each week as a counselor, mentor, aide, and friend
  • Helped campers work towards set goals such as tying shoelaces, maintaining personal hygiene

10/16 - 1/17

Fifth Clinical College at Beijing Medical University (Peking University)

Supervisor: Zhu Wanrong, MD Candidate

Remote Volunteer Image Analyst

  • Quantified results of staining cells, image analysis using NDP.analyze software
  • Conducted remote graphical analysis for cardiac cancers in rat hearts
  • Worked remotely in Austin with graduate students in Beijing Medical University

7/15 - 8/15

Breakthrough Camp at NXP Semiconductors

Outside Team Partner & Organizer

  • Partnered with Westlake HS and Breakthrough Austin, a local non-profit organization building a path to college for first-gen low-income students
  • Hosted a STEM focused camp at Freescale (now NXP) Semiconductors
  • Planned curriculum and activities

7/15 - Present

Autumn Leaves Austin Memory Care Center

  • Supported the patrons at the nursing home with company and support with navigation, eating
  • Performed piano/violin duets with little brother for special occasions and holidays

10/17

Hacktoberfest Westwood Hackathon

Organizer

  • Launched Westwood High School’s first Hackathon to promote software development among the student community
  • Acquired sponsorships from businesses
  • Scheduled signups, program, and volunteers

9/17

Westwood High School Hurricane Harvey Relief

Organizer

  • Organized a schoolwide drive to provide support to Hurricane Harvey victims
  • Collected over 1,000 packages of diapers, baby wipes, and feminine hygiene products
  • Partnered with 501c3 non-profit organization HOPE to provide emotional support

4/16 - Present

National Honor Society

Member

  • Inducted at the Liberal Arts and Science Academy, membership transferred to Westwood High School | 50+ Hours Served
  • Organized the robotics STEM portion of the NHS Thirst Project Initiative

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Programming

  • Strong academic footing in Java and C++
  • Real-word experience in HTML, CSS, JS, PHP/MySQL for web design & backend
  • Worked with Python to create investment algorithms through Quantopian

Modeling & Simulation

  • Experienced in NI LabVIEW, MathWorks MATLAB, and MathWorks Simulink 
  • NIST Certified in NI LabVIEW
  • Utilized in the FIRST Robotics Competition and at NIST

Prototyping

  • Skilled in SolidWorks 3D Computer Aided Design
  • Used at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in industrial applications
  • NIST Certified in DLP/SLA 3D Printing
  • Trained in HSMWorks CAM software
  • Understanding of low-level GCode
  • Experienced machining using mills
  • Certified for using workshop power tools

Video Production

  • Steadicam® trained
  • Professionally trained in and using Adobe After Effects and Avid Media Composer

Languages

  • Fluent in Chinese (Mandarin) and English
  • Able to speak, read, and write at a professional level

Musical Instruments

  • Proficient in playing piano
  • Composed four original pieces for video productions
  • Experienced in Finale

HONORS & AWARDS

Spring 2017

National Economics Challenge by CEE

  • 1st Place State Team
  • 10th Place Nationals Team
  • Nationals Semi-finalist

Spring 2017

SkillsUSA Technical Math

  • 1st Place (tied) State Competition
  • 2nd Place Districts Competition

Spring 2018

DECA Hospitality & Tourism

  • State Competition Finalist
  • Internationals Qualifier

Spring 2016

Texas Science Olympiad

  • 1st Place Individual in Green Generation Competition Regional
  • 1st Place Team (LASA SciO) at State

Spring 2017

18th Annual Chinese Writing Competition

  • 3rd Place International Youth Division Essay

Spring 2017

FIRST Robotics Competition

  • World Championships competing team (Westwood Robotics Team 2583)

Fall 2016

Boosting Engineering Science and Technology (BEST) YouTube Video Competition

  • 1st Place Regional Video
  • Directed, filmed, and edited video shoots with Texas Capitol BEST and Team 281

Spring 2017

SkillsUSA Districts Competition

  • 1st Place Audio Video Quiz Bowl
  • 1st Place Job Interview

Spring 2017

National AP Scholar

  • Qualified with scores of 5 on 9 AP’s (minimum qualifications of score of at least 4 on 8 AP’s)
  • One of the ~600 qualified juniors in Texas

Spring 2018

National Merit Finalist

  • 226/228 NMSC Index, 1510/1520 PSAT
  • Top 1% of highest scorers nationally

Spring 2016

National Honor Society Inductee

  • Recommended and accepted on the basis of academic performance and character

Fall 2017

Mu Alpha Theta Inductee

  • National Mathematics Honor Society Inductee