Last month, 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!
Jonathan Berman is next up in the spotlight. An avid coder and robotics enthusiast from Southern California, Johnny has his eyes set on some rather ambitious goals - including playing a role in establishing the first human colony on Mars.
Many of the most prestigious universities in the country are included on his interest list, which isn’t surprising given that he scored a 700 on the mathematics portion of the SAT...before his 13th birthday!
Read more about Jonathan below in his own words.
High School: Harvard-Westlake School (CA)
Class year: Junior
For fun, I like to... I like to work on independent coding projects.
If I could meet anyone in the world, past or present, I would want to meet...Sir Isaac Newton.
The best teacher I’ve ever had was/is...my middle school math teacher, Mr. Wiener. He always tried to push me to my mathematical limits.
The last app I downloaded on my phone was... FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) Spyder to determine my team’s ranking at our FRC competition in Long Beach.
Something you wouldn't know about me is...I have participated in the White House Science Fair twice for my science research projects.
After high school, my next step is... to go to a university that will push me to innovate and learn more.
In ten years, I see myself...coding in Silicon Valley.
My greatest dream is...to work for SpaceX and help create rockets that puts people on Mars.
The thing I like about STEM Premier most is...that it is a website that connects me to others who are interested in STEM.
We hope for the best for you Johnny, and we’re proud to have you be a STEM Premier user and part of the 2016 STEM Premier Top 100.