Madison W.

Trustworthy, Determined, Persistent

Where there is no struggle, there is no strength. 

- Oprah Winfrey



Now in her sixth and final year in the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute (SLI), Madison has participated in numerous competitions and projects, including science fairs, the FIRST LEGO League (FLL), the STEM Girls Hackathon, San Jose Tech Museum's Tech Challenge, and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC). Her FTC robotics team has won multiple awards, including the Motivate Award, Inspire Award, and Finalist Alliance Award. Fueled by her interest in robotics, she also mentors elementary school children for the FLL. Throughout high school, she has been an ongoing member of the California Scholarship Federation (CSF), Girls Who Code (GWC), and Girls Achieving in Non-Traditional Subjects (GAINS); she is also currently the secretary of Calligraphy Club.
Outside of school, Madison has achieved a first degree black belt in Shaolin Kung Fu and thoroughly enjoys participating in many Wushu competitions. Madison’s interest in science, mathematics, and the medical industry has motivated her to study biochemistry and mathematics. She hopes to one day become a clinical research scientist. In her free time, she likes to listen to music, read, and draw.
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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