Rui Liu will be the student marshal for the engineering science baccalaureate degree program at the Penn State College of Engineering spring commencement ceremony on May 6. Liu will receive concurrent bachelor of science degrees in engineering science and electrical engineering.

He has chosen Michael Lanagan, professor of engineering science and mechanics, to be his faculty escort.
College of Engineering student marshals are selected for their outstanding academic
achievement and contributions to engineering student life.

Liu is the son of Yongmin Liu and Hong Shi of Beijing, China. He is a 2011 graduate of the High School Affiliated to Beijing Normal University in Beijing.

A Schreyer Scholar, Liu completed an honors thesis titled “Evaluation on Coupling Strategies for Ultra-High Field MRI Probe Made of Cylindrical Dielectric Resonator.”

His academic honors include the President’s Freshman Award, the President Sparks Award and the Evan Pugh Scholar Award (both junior and senior years).

Liu worked as an intern in the business intelligence and database department for Cisco Hangzhou in China, where he completed assigned Oracle SQL Developer tasks and served as an English advisor for documents. He also served as a research intern for PPG Industries, where he investigated and tested various coupling strategies for an MRI probe made of a dielectric resonator.

His extracurricular activities included Penn State Ballroom Club (2014), where he represented Penn State in competitions; volunteering as a student counselor with Kirkwood-Brainerd Camp (2013); performing maintenance projects for Windy Gap Camp (2013); and working on woodworking construction projects with Young Life Camp (2012).

Following graduation, Liu will pursue a graduate degree in electrical and computer engineering.