In January, we were proud to unveil the 2016 STEM Premier Top 100 students.
Hailing from all across the nation, the students of the Top 100 represent a wide variety of STEM talent, skills, and backgrounds. We wanted to get to know these students better and showcase the personalities behind the STEM Premier platform!
Kimberly Green from South Carolina is our next spotlight student. Whether it’s singing or playing the guitar, she enjoys surrounding herself with the beauty of music. She’s been incredibly active with Project Lead The Way, and has won first place in back-to-back years at the PLTW Principles of Engineering Competition.
She’s been accepted to Clemson and the University of South Carolina, but she may also have her eye on a few schools outside the state - most notably Yale and Duke.
Read more about Kimberly below in her own words.
High School: Dutch Fork High School (SC)
Class year: Senior
Something you wouldn't know about me is...I have traveled to seven different countries with my choir to sing in cathedrals and venues all over the world!
For fun, I like to...sing and play music! I play the guitar, ukulele, and piano in addition to singing in my church choir.
If I could meet anyone in the world, past or present, I would want to meet...Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. I have grown up singing his music, whether it be the simple joyous melody of "Love Divine", the complex and beautiful "Requiem", or even the "Miserere" that he practically stole from The Vatican after hearing it only twice!
The best teacher I’ve ever had was...Mr. Thomas Brower. He was my freshman engineering teacher, but he continues to influence me to this day by serving as a role model and pushing me to always stretch my limits.
The last app I downloaded on my phone was...Groove. It is a music app that allows me to access my Microsoft music.
After high school, my next step is...to study either mechanical or materials science engineering at Clemson! I'll decide which one after I get there.
In ten years, I see myself... working in the engineering field as a successful engineer, planning to attend a post graduate program for engineering.
My greatest dream is...to be able to mix my two passions in life: music and engineering.
The thing I like about STEM Premier most is...that it serves as an interactive resume and is easy for colleges and employers to access.
Good luck Kimberly! We’re proud to have you be a STEM Premier user and part of the 2016 STEM Premier Top 100.