Magzhan Sovetbek (2019)
Magzhan Sovetbek will graduate in 2018 with a Civil Engineering major from Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan’s leading Western-style research institution. He is ranked among the top 5 percent of his class and is passionate about the development of wind energy in Kazakhstan. As an undergraduate, Magzhan researched wind technologies’ application in Astana and the Caspian Sea, and presented his projects in the finals of the national contest “Best Young Scientist” and in an international competition in Abu Dhabi. Magzhan was also a lead director in the largest educational debating event hosted in Kazakhstan in 2015. In the long run, Magzhan hopes to shape his country’s energy policy and foster cooperation between Kazakhstan and China in development of renewable energy. Magzhan is 21 years old and from Kazakhstan.