A Champion for Student Well-Being
March 27, 2023
The Wei-Hwa Huang Student Support Fund will create more opportunities for Caltech students to socialize, unwind, and recharge.
Board-game designer, puzzle maker, and four-time World Puzzle Champion Wei-Hwa Huang (BS '98) is well acquainted with the connection between rest and cognitive performance. "You can't do your best work when you're tired or stressed," Huang says. "Especially for things like creativity—for coming up with new ideas or new solutions to existing problems—relaxation is necessary."
This is one of the reasons Huang, after considering how best to support current Caltech students, decided to focus on the co-curricular experience with a $100,000 gift to endow the Wei-Hwa Huang Student Support Fund. Aimed at promoting students' social and emotional well-being, the fund will provide resources for activities that help students de-stress, connect with peers, and have fun.