George "Russell" S.

Caring, Passionate, Determined

How can I leave my mark on the world, I thought, unless I get out there first and see it?

- Phil Knight



Since joining the 49ers STEM leadership Institute (SLI) in 2017, Russell has directed his passion for engineering and technology into competitions like Toshiba/NSTA's ExploraVision and The Tech Challenge at The Tech Interactive. Given his interests in problem-solving, he thoroughly enjoys to code and continues to hone his skills by solving problems on various websites such as Codewars and learning through online courses such as Harvard’s CS50x. To put his skills to the test, Russell participates in coding competitions such as Google Kick Start.
Russell also has a passion for helping others and is a member of SLI’s Student Leadership Committee (SLC); he assists middle school students through CoderZ, a virtual robotics competition that uses block coding and Python. He also tutors students at Cabrillo Middle School helping them with Algebra and Geometry Honors.
In his free time, Russell enjoys running and spending time with friends (who are invaluable supports to him).
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 in 2019.

49ers SLI student Aribah H for editing all headshot photos for this website.

Communications Team Danielle B, Dana C, Aribah H, Halle K, Stephanie K, Jennifer L for editing content and building pages for the 2021 Seniors.

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