We can Go Far.

The past year challenged us, but we embraced our role as a 21st-century public university for the public good and launched FORWARD., a guiding strategy defined by action. We've identified 21 moments during 2020-21 that moved us forward and will continue to make us better. Each of these moments, or actions, are positioning Bowling Green State University and our students for success.

Moment No. 19 – we can Go Far. BGSU alumni are leading meaningful and productive lives around the world, changing industries and shaping our future.


Tao Xin '94 named Abbott Researcher of the Year for creating antibodies used in coronavirus rapid test

Tao Xin, a 1994 BGSU graduate who earned a Master of Science in biological sciences, led the Abbott team in Carlsbad, California, that developed the antibodies used in the company’s BinaxNOWTM COVID-19 test. The rapid test identifies antigens, or proteins of the virus, that can be detected when a person is infected with the COVID-19 virus.

Read more about Tao Xin, who was named Outstanding Researcher of the Year by a global health care company for her role in the successful launch of a COVID-19 rapid antigen test. ➔

Carl Sandifer Mars

Carl Sandifer '05 helps power NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover mission

NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover touched down at 3:55 p.m. Feb. 18, culminating a dream for Carl Sandifer ’05 that started at Bowling Green State University nearly 20 years ago. The BGSU alumnus is the deputy chief of the Space Science Project Office at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.

Read more about Sandifer's experience at BGSU that launched his mission to Mars ➔


Media Contact | Michael Bratton | mbratto@bgsu.edu | 419-372-6349

Updated: 07/28/2021 09:19AM