I’m Matthew and I am a rising sophomore at Glen Ridge High School. For my final Project I decided to build and program a solar-powered USB charger based on this idea by user cdvalenti. I chose this project for furtherment of my passionate interest in renewable and environmentally friendly resources. I also want to help develop my skills in engineering and programming, all in a subject that can only be beneficial to everyone.
The reasoning behind my enrollment in the Blue Stamp program was the hope for a great outlet or exposure to engineering, mechanical and software based. Not only did the program exceed my expectations, but I feel as if my life and views have changed after leaving Blue Stamp. Previous to this program, I have had little-to-no experience with code and the basic engineering. Not only did I develop as a person by strengthening critical thinking and troubleshooting skills, I also met great mentors and people, and made new friends that I shared great times with throughout my 6 weeks here. Pushing through problems led to skills I never once thought I could possess but never did I think that I could design, code, and engineer for something I created like I did in this program. In sum, Blue Stamp engineering has been the highlight of my engineering career so far, and has helped my interests in engineering blossom into ideals I will use for the rest of my life.
Area of InterestEnvironmental and Civil Engineering
SchoolGlen Ridge High School
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