Ngawang Norbu was born in South India to a Tibetan refugee family. Ngawang was selected to the Science for Monks Workshop and through that experience he was selected to the Science Leadership Institute's workshop as well as the Emory Tibet Science Initiative. He has participated in several science exhibitions designed and presented by monastics to create awareness on the importance of learning science for the monastic as well as the general Tibetan community. Currently Ngawang is studying science at Emory University as one of the six selected monk scholars with the goal of introducing a science curriculum into monastic education, which is the great vision of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
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