Perfectionist, Determined, Creative
"The chief enemy of creativity is good sense."
- Pablo Picasso
Before joining the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute (SLI), Nathan built his creativity by constantly building small projects in science fairs at his middle school. After joining SLI in 7th grade, he continued his creative streak by participating in FIRST Lego League, and, eventually, FIRST Tech Challenge. His unique ideas eventually earned him the attention of a local science fair judge, who helped him successfully file for a provisional patent application for one of his ideas.
Outside SLI, Nathan has continued to improve his skill with computer-aided design (CAD) software. His extensive knowledge allowed him to pass the rigorous three-hour Certified SolidWorks Associate examination. Armed with his certification, Nathan was accepted at Lockheed Martin Corporation as their only high school Systems Engineering Intern, where he applied his CAD skills on an industry level.
Motivation and Judge's Award
FIRST Tech Challenge, 2016 - 2019
The Motivation Award celebrates the team that exhibits team building, team spirit & displayed enthusiasm while the Judge's Award celebrated the exceptional values and performance of the team.
District Science Fair, 2018
Designed, built, and tested a device that mounted to one’s ski poles and provided an adjustable, level surface to reattach skis on, earning a first-place blue ribbon.