Chunxin Tang is a junior at Duke Kunshan University (DKU) studying environmental science with a track in chemistry. Tang has researched projects such as urban greening funded by DKU Humanity Research Center, contemporary innovation and entrepreneurship environment for Tsinghua University’s Cultural and Economics Center during 2020, carbon neutrality of airline sector in mid-Century funded by the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at DKU and so on. Her current research interest focuses on using data analysis techniques to understand blockchain technology applications in the fashion industry. Additionally, she loves to write and has co-authored two books MERIDIAN—a literary atlas of DKU, My Country and My people 2019 edition published by DKU. In the future, Tang hopes to advance her education in data science, environment and business, and ultimately work as an environmental consultant for firms.
Tang is excited about the “Going to Mars: Science, Society, and Sustainability” project because of her passion for space since she was a kid. Her interest focuses on environmental problems, including backward and forward contamination, human-nature relations, and sovereignty questions on Mars. In the project, she researched topics including cultural groups when settling Mars, the history of US-China relations in space, crimes and punishment on Mars, and how to decide sovereignty on Mars. She contributed to the team on website construct and interactive portion design as well. Explicitly, she worked on the game design level 3 on the constitutional questions on Mars, such as government and laws, inspired by her great interests in current US-China relationships and international relations. She found the Bass Connection Project an extremely beneficial experience to work with students with different backgrounds, thus gaining knowledge from different perspectives. She believes that the team is just like the working team on Mars in the future because team members have such diverse backgrounds and interests to contribute to the whole construction of the project.