Two Cornell Engineers Named “BP Advancing Energy Scholars” Attended the One Young World Summit

Elvis Cao and Xu Liu at BP Advancing Energy Scholars

Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao (MAE) of the Erickson Group and Xu Liu (MSE) of the Shepherd Group, were recently named BP Advancing Energy Scholars. Thirty exceptional individuals in the energy sector were chosen by BP plc from a competitive pool of over 2,500 applicants around the globe to attend the One Young World Summit 2019 in London. See related coverage here.

One Young World is a UK-based not-for-profit organization that gathers young leaders from around the world to develop solutions to the world’s most pressing issues. One Young World is considered as “a firecracker of optimism – almost utopian” (New York Times), “stimulates exciting and wonderful – full of ideas and entrepreneurialism” (Bill Clinton), and provides “an unparalleled network of leaders from every corner of the world” (Justin Trudeau).

Reflecting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 7, the BP Advancing Energy scholarship funds 30 scholars from around the world to participate in the One Young World Summit 2019. This scholarship is for young leaders who are focused on advancing the energy transition, creating low carbon businesses, and mitigating the impact of climate change.

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