Meet Dr. Chao Wu

This is Dr. Chao Wu. I am a scientist, engineer, programmer, analyst and community activist.

Now I am a 2018 Howard County Board of Education Candidate.

The website is under construction. It will be upgraded soon.

I graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) with a PhD degree. And I received my master degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and my bachelor degree from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, China. Both degrees are also with engineering discipline. Nevertheless, I do love literature and writing a lot.

I was elected to the Council Representative and Board of Director of Columbia Association ( in May 2015 for the term 2015-2017. This is not a paid position, but a volunteer position. Columbia Association serves a planned community with 100,000 residents and more than 1,000 businesses. It has around $70 millions yearly budget. I am the chairperson for the Planning and Strategy Committee and a member of the Board Operation Committee and Audit Committee. CA board meetings usually take place at the first and third Thursday night, 7:30PM-11:00PM at CA Board Room, 6310 Hillside Court, Columbia 21046. Board of Directors can be reached by email

I am also a board member on the River Hill Home Owner Association (

I am also a founding board member of Chinese American Parent Association of Howard County (, which focuses on “inform, involve, empower” on public education and community engagement.

I strongly believe in a data-driven decision making process and will consistently share data with my readers.

I would like to share my experience of living at Columbia, Maryland. I would love to hear your feedback at chaowu2016 AT Or you can leave your comments on the blog.

Thanks for viewing this page. Many blogs are written from a smart phone, so please forgive me about the grammar errors ( I am not good at writing anyway, but I will try my best).

Some photos are taken from the Internet and I am not able to credit those original owners. If you think I violate your rights, please let me know and I will remove them from this blog.

Note: The opinion in this blog does not represent the Board of Columbia Association nor the Chinese American Parent Association. I take full responsibility for the content I write here.

The picture is credited to Leo Liang.

2 Responses to Meet Dr. Chao Wu

  1. Barbara Strong says:

    Dr. Wu: I am a member of Columbia Association’s package plan plus. I’ve been going to the Columbia gym since it opened. Frankly the gym’s main room has become so crowded both in terms of equipment and the number of people that it is no longer enjoyable. It seems like we need do do something to either expand this gym or build another.


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