International student takes advantage of opportunities at Penn State

International student takes advantage of opportunities at Penn State

Danhao Ma or Spark, the name his American friends know him by, is a student from Shanghai, China. From a young age he has always wanted to explore and experience more academically than he believed China could offer. When his parents offered to allow him to attend high school in the U.S., he jumped at the chance, landing in Atchison, Kansas. In search of a good engineering school to continue his studies, he chose Penn State, where as an undergraduate researcher, he is working on the next generation of power cells -– flexible batteries. These batteries are bendable with a fraction of the volume and weight of the ones we use today.

C Roy Parker