Determined, Clever, Learner

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

- Wayne Gretzky



Over the course of his six years in the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute, Brandon has become well-versed in using various forms of technology, whether it be 3D printers, robots, or computers. He also has a large interest in the sciences, especially chemistry and biology. This drove him to found and run his own high school club, the Scientific Discussion and Debate Club. In the future, he hopes to become a pharmaceutical scientist or to go into a similar field. Outside of school, he spends a large amount of time volunteering, whether it be at a library or at Santa Clara Medical Center.

Judges Award

FIRST Tech Challenge, 2018

Awarded by judges to the team that exhibits team building, team spirit & displayed enthusiasm

2nd Place Award

Synopsis Science Fair, 2015

Physical Sciences award given by judges for a science project based around the topic of Physics.


The 49ers STEM Leadership Institute (49ers SLI) provides multi-year, year-round academic support, STEM enrichment, skills training, and leadership opportunities to students in middle and high school. Students, who are with the program for six years from 7th through 12th grade, commit annually to 300+ hours of program learning time in addition to their typical school hours. By cultivating student mastery in STEM subjects and in key skill areas, the program prepares students for college and empowers them to pursue their passions; so that they may become the well-rounded leaders of the future. The 49ers STEM Leadership Institute is made possible by the strong partnership between Silicon Valley Education Foundation, 49ers Foundation, Chevron, and the Santa Clara Unified School District.

Special Thanks To...

49ers SLI students Danielle B, Stephanie K, & Jennifer L for designing and building this website.

49ers SLI students Iris C, Sriya S, & Lauren L for editing photos for this website

Photographers Thomas Hayes, Barry Fiedler, & Karen Lee Thompson for taking headshots of 49ers SLI seniors

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