Charles Hsu
Charles Hsu
Height: 5-2
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan
High School: Taipei American School
Major: Biology

2012-13: Saw action in the cox position in every meet this season, sitting in the Varsity A boat each time … led the Engineers to a 28th place finish in the Princeton Chase (10/28) … was at the stern when the Varsity A boat finished in second place against Williams, WPI, Franklin & Marshall and Connecticut College (4/13) … helped MIT to another second place finish against Trinity, Colgate and the University of Rhode Island (4/29) … was the cox of the Varsity 4A boat that competed at the IRA National Championships (5/31-6-02).

2011-12: Competed in the cox position in seven races … sat in the varsity boat at Columbia (3/31); against Boston College, Trinity, and Bates(4/7); versus Harvard and Princeton (4/14); against UMass (4/21) and at the Eastern Sprints (5/13) …  raced on the collegiate team at the Head of the Charles (10/22) and on the MIT B four team at the Foot of the Charles (11/19). 

Off The Water at MIT: Majoring in biology … researched genetic engineering of autonomous pattern-forming populations in the Weiss Lab for Synthetic Biology … MIT iGEM 2011 finalist team and winner of Health and Magazine Track … MIT Global Challenges and IDEAS Competition award recipient for Solarclave … MIT Legaturn Center Seed Grant recipient for Solarclave … Council for the Arts at MIT (CAMIT) grant recipient for violinmaking … Emerson Scholar … Eagle Scout … student leader in Solarclave Project … Chamber Music Society.

High School: A 2010 graduate of the Taipei American School … letterwinner in cross country … Valedictorian … scholar athlete … Principal’s Award … School Board Award … Math Award … Math and Science Award … Harvard Book Prize.