Page 57 - IACC Newsletter June 2013 Issue 11

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"Without people like Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, without their efforts, I would not have been here," said
Das, who is fluent in Bengali and Hindi.
Das, who now heads to Oxford University to pursue a master's degree in biomedical engineering with a fully funded
Whitaker Fellowship, has founded 'See Your Future', a student-run non-profit that presents scientific content to middle
and high school students through in-class demonstrations, videos, interactive activities and games.
"In this span of just 18 years, he has been able to achieve so much. He would put all of us to shame being able to come
out with such flying colors at the UC-Berkley, and broken all records over a century," Rao said.
"He has not only brought glory to this country, but also to his mother country," she added.
At Berkeley, Das helped manage a $1.7 billion budget as an Academic Senator, founded the Berkeley Chemical Review
research journal, designed a chemistry DeCal course and was a graduate student instructor.