Carlos BiaouBiaou is a native of Benin (West Africa) where problems with electricity outages inspired him to study engineering so he could return home to his native land and improve the infrastructure. He came one step closer to achieving his dream when he became one of 60 students nationwide to be awarded a Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship worth $30,000 per year. He will transfer to University of Maryland, College Park to major in electrical engineering. Biaou has been recognized for a host of academic honors including membership in the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta (National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society), Dean's List, Honors Academy. He is an active member of the campus and local community and has participated in the Walk Now for Autism Speaks, Christmas in April Prince George’s County, Upward Bound Program and the International Education Center at Prince George’s Community College.