We were proud to recently unveil the 2018 STEM Premier Top 100 students.
Hailing from all across the nation, the students of the Top 100 represent a wide variety of talent, skills, and backgrounds. We wanted to get to know these students better and showcase the personalities behind the STEM Premier platform!
Our previous spotlight was on Anna Weinstein from Denver, Colorado. Now - hailing from Bakersfield, California - it's Meigan Wu's time to shine!
Honored as valedictorian of her high school class, Meigan is undeniably a "renaissance woman." She was named as both the top instrumental music student and top science student of her high school, and her contributions to her tennis squad earned her the distinction of "most inspirational player." She was also presented the Good Citizens Award by the Daughters of the American Revolution for patriotism and service to her community.
It is no surprise then that she received the 23rd Congressional District of California Merit Award personally presented by Congressman Kevin McCarthy for demonstrated excellence in academics, citizenship, and leadership skills.
Meigan recently enrolled at UCLA after spending her summer interning with an environmental consulting firm. She intends to major in microbiology, immunology, and molecular genetics.
Read more about Meigan below in her own words.
Something you wouldn't know about me is...I am obsessed with Walt Disney films and characters. My favorite Disney movies are Peter Pan and Mulan.
For fun, I like to...play music on my flute! I especially love playing with others in duets, small ensembles, orchestras, and bands.
If I could meet anyone in the world, past or present, I would want to meet...Empress Wu Zetian, the only female ruler in Chinese history.
The best teacher I’ve ever had was...my AP Calculus BC teacher and high school band director. Both are very passionate about the subjects they teach and are always there to help and support me!
The last app I downloaded on my phone was...Pinterest.
In ten years, I see myself...living a comfortable lifestyle in a suburban area. I imagine myself as a classy researcher making discoveries in a well-known institute.
My greatest dream is...to travel the world with my friends and family.
My favorite thing about STEM Premier is...being able to organize my information in an easily accessible way, and I really appreciate the resume STEM Premier generates.
We hope for the best for you Meigan! We’re proud to have you be a STEM Premier user and part of the 2018 STEM Premier Top 100!