CHRISTINE V.C.

Compassionate, Motivated, Independent

"We have to keep reinventing ourselves, almost every minute because the world can change in an instant. And there's no time for looking back. Sometimes the changes are forced on us. Sometimes they happen by accident and we make the most of them. We have to constantly come up with new ways to fix ourselves. So we change, we adapt. We create new versions of ourselves. We just need to be sure that this one is an improvement over the last."

- Grey's Anatomy, writer William Harper

 

BIOGRAPHY

As a part of the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute (SLI), Christine has developed her hard and soft skills by learning computer programming and working on projects that include Synopys Science Fair, District Science Fairs, San Jose Tech Museum's Tech Challenge, Maker Faire, and ExploraVision. During her junior year in AP Seminar, Christine has worked on two research papers on Educational Websites and Lack of Educational Completion. 

 

Outside of school, Christine has volunteered at Sub-acute Saratoga Children's Hospital to care for children, a particular passion of hers. She also plays on the Varsity Tennis team and works part-time at Honeyberry (a dessert place in Santa Clara). In her free time, you'll likely find her sharing her love for dogs or drinking boba.

 

Research

Representative List

Reusable Fleeth, Synopsys Science Fair & District Science Fair, 2015

Reusable floss that is eco-friendly

Award: Judges Blue Ribbon,District Science Fair

Animals Stuck in Vehicles on Hot Days, District Science Fair, 2017

Researching the effects of leaving animals in a vehicle on a hot day for long periods of time

Lack of Educational Completion, AP Seminar, 2019

Researching about the many students who dropout, reasons for dropping out, how it affects the economy, and how it affects them later on

Effects of Educational Websites, AP Seminar, 2019

Researching the postitive and negative ways that educational websites, such as Slader, Quizlet, and Khan Academy, have impacted students

AWARDS & PROJECTS

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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