CBC High 2020 graduate Ben Young received the 6th annual Josh Seidel Memorial Foundation STEM Award. Majoring in mechanical engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla. Young refers to himself as a visual thinker.
“Before high school, I worked on 3D printing, computer, CAD and robotics projects myself,” Young said. “In high school, I had the opportunity to refine the skills I already had, as well as learn new skills that both pushed me toward and will help me in the pursuit of an engineering career.”
Young participated in The Gateway Arch Design Competition, FIRST Robotics Tech Challenge, CyberPatriot, and played a large role in formation of CBC’s Area 52 Makerspace.
“The resources and skills I learned helped me work on my two largest projects, the Farnsworth Fusor and Face Shield production. Both projects have helped me develop important engineering lessons,” Young said. “Producing nearly 500 face shields for health professionals across St. Louis helped me learn time management and production scaling. The CBC STEM Academy and the (Josh Seidel Memorial Foundation) have helped me develop a strong engineering foundation and for that I am forever grateful.”