MATTHEW "MATT" M.

Dreaming, Meticulous, Speculative

"I don’t dream at night, I dream at day, I dream all day; I’m dreaming for a living."

- Steven Spielberg

 

BIOGRAPHY

Prior to becoming a filmmaker and urban dancer, Matt took classes in ballet, judo, and wushu and participated in many performances with San Jose Ballet, got second place in nationals in judo, and received many first places in wushu competitions. Matt transitioned from ballet into urban hip hop and joined his first ever urban hip hop team, Gobstoppers, in 2015. He then joined another urban hip hop team, APT, in 2018, and competed with them on the stage of NYCDA, a national dance competition. During his years of urban hip hop, Matt found a passion in film-making and runs a YouTube channel with over ten thousand subscribers where he posts dance videos, short films, and a small web series. Matt has also been behind the scenes for every Homecoming video and continues to hone his skills with each video.
 

Stopping Piracy

Synopsys Science Fair, 2015

Performed a study of the use of thermal imaging to prevent piracy in movie theaters, which received third place in the Engineering category.

Hot Box

District Science Fair, 2017

Engineered a box that warms clothes quickly and efficiently, which received 2nd place in the Engineering category.

YouTube channel with 12.4k subscribers

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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