First Name

Emma

Last Name

S.

Bio

Emma is a freshman at Mainland Regional High School who is passionate about 3D printing, coding, and design. She holds an industry certification in Autodesk Fusion 360 and has completed a five-course specialization in CAD and Digital Manufacturing, learning the foundations of product innovation, sustainable design, and 3D printing. Emma is also a VEX Robotics Certified Educator. She participates in CAD challenges through Autodesk and is a student expert in the Autodesk Ambassador Hub. Emma is lead CAD designer and builder on her FIRST Robotics Team #7149. She has contributed significantly to her team being a Design Award finalist at the 2019 World Championship in Detroit. In 2018, she founded a VEX robotics team in her local community. They won the NJ State Championship in the middle school division and qualified for the World Competition in Kentucky. In 2018, she has also earned High Honors at John Hopkins Center for Math Talent Search for being among the highest-scoring math students. In 2019, Emma started the VEX robotics club at her high school, gathering materials and mentoring students while still heavily involved in CAD and her FIRST Robotics team. In addition, Emma is interested in Computer Science. She has MIT EdX certification in Python, and is currently taking AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A in school as a freshman - learning Java and self- learning C++. Emma belongs to the NJ STEM girls’ organization and enjoys volunteering. She taught CAD classes at the South Jersey First Tech Challenge workshop, mentors rookie robotics teams and volunteers at local STEM camps. Outside of the classroom, Emma is a former Junior Olympics swimmer. She continued to follow her passion for the sport while working as a swim instructor this past summer. With the money from that, she bought her own 3D printer and among lots of fun projects, she worked with an Occupational Therapist to design and 3D print an orthotic device for a young girl with cerebral palsy. Emma has recently created her own website called 3dp4all where she is in the process of compiling CAD tutorials for robotics and ideas for everyone else interested in 3D printing. She continues to learn and wants to share her CAD and 3D printing knowledge and experience with the underprivileged students in the community. Emma lead 3D printing and design workshops series for teens at Atlantic City Free Public Library and Mays Landing Library and is scheduled to hold workshops at three additional branches of the Atlantic County Library System. She has plans to reach even bigger audiences in the future. Emma plays tennis on her high school team and belongs to Key Club and Science League. Her hobbies include running, baking, and watching medical dramas. As a person who thinks outside of the box, she plans on pursuing an engineering career, incorporating design and 3D printing in the medical industry.