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An innovator in expanding educational opportunities to Chinese students, Sam M. Hwang is the founder, Chairman, and CEO of New Pathway Education & Technology Group located in Shanghai, China. Launched in 2009, Hwang’s company is comprised of several branches that are devoted to helping Chinese youth gain a competitive edge when applying to schools in the United States. New Pathway helps to prepare students for the SATs and other college entrance exams while teaching core skills needed for success in American colleges. The company assists students and their families with navigating the often complicated application process for top U.S. boarding schools and universities. Hwang’s successful company also operates Scholar Tree, a language school that teaches English to children ages six to 12. Sam M. Hwang holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering, both from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). During his years at MIT, he participated in many extracurricular activities and took on a number of leadership roles. A member of the MIT Undergraduate Association (UA), he served as Secretary-General, Vice-Chair, and ultimately Chair of the UA Committee on Student Life. He implemented several successful UA programs, including the Mental Health Initiative to combat the growing number of suicides among his peers. Hwang was also a member of Phi Beta Epsilon fraternity, the MIT Student Ambassadors, the MIT Law Club, the Everett Moore Baker Memorial Foundation, and the MIT Asian American Association, among other campus organizations. Hwang was an accomplished student at MIT. He won numerous awards for academic excellence, including the Choson Foundation Scholarship, the Korean American Foundation Scholarship, and first prize in the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society competition. When not helping to shape the next generation of Chinese scholars, Sam M. Hwang enjoys a number of hobbies and interests. Fluent in Korean, he loves the challenge of learning new languages and currently is tackling Mandarin Chinese in his spare time. He also likes playing the violin, the piano, and the guitar. To stay fit, Hwang exercises by lifting weights, running, and practicing Tae Kwon Do.

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Founder, Chairman, and CEO

New Pathway Education & Technology Group




Massachusetts Institute of Technology