Doc Brown and Marty McFly are my two favorite characters from my favorite movie, Back to the Future. An eccentric scientist and a teenager who team up to save the future. These characters kind of sum up my personality. You could say that the "Flux Capacitor” with its use of plutonium and eventually garbage to fuel the Delorean inspired my interest in science and engineering!
At Peddie, my Chemistry Honors teacher, Mr. Jason Park, teaches by taking everyday examples and makes connections to science. He makes science look cool!
My awards included:
- US Air Force Laboratory Award-Outstanding Engineering Project
- Arizona State University’s (ASU) Walton Sustainability Solutions Award & ASM International Foundation Award
- 2nd Place in the Senior Division in the field of Engineering Mechanics
The winner travels to Arizona for the 2017 Sustainability Solutions Festival!
I am looking for an opportunity this summer to develop my science and engineering interests but have found that it is difficult for a fifteen-year-old to get laboratory experience. I will keep trying!