Technology & Engineering
Summit Public Schools: Rainier
San Jose, California
My passion is engineering.
For as long as I can remember, my life's goal has been to leave the world a better place than how I found it. I did not know how to put this into words; I knew that innovations and advancements in technology were things that I held in high regard, but I was not sure how to turn them into a career. I consulted with my mentor, who remarked, "Sounds like you're really into engineering." With that one sentence, it all clicked into place. Since then, I have lived my life with the intention of becoming an engineer. I am currently taking AP Calculus AB -- one year ahead of my class -- and AP Chemistry, though it is not offered at my school. I plan to take AP Statistics next year, and have already taken my SAT IIs for biology and math.
If my career in engineering is a puzzle, then I have all of the pieces. I have the passion, the determination, and the intellect that every engineer needs, but BlueStamp Engineering is the glue that will connect these pieces together. This program would act as a catalyst in my learning experience, both as an engineer and as a human being. My school campus consists of two lines of portables, none of which offer assistance for aspiring engineers, much less aspiring women engineers. This opportunity is one that has the potential to change my life.
Kriselle is one of the brightest and most creative students I have had the experience of working with. Kriselle has routinely demonstrated a consistently high academic ability in all her classes, thriving in both the arts and humanities, as well as her math and science courses. As a freshman, Kriselle was accelerated into the sophomore level math and consistently pushed herself in that class to develop a deep understanding of the algebraic and trigonometric concepts. This deep understanding led her to thrive in Pre-Calculus last year as a sophomore, winning the annual course award for student excellence for consistently not only challenging herself but supporting her peers around her. This year, she continues to shine as a math student in AP Calculus, while self-studying for the AP Chemistry exam.
Kriselle's passion and initiative to learn more and understand more is inspiring. Kriselle also routinely demonstrates a genuine and intriguing creativity that shines a light on her unique perspective on the world around her. Kriselle has discovered that though she has many interests, her true passion is engineering because of the potential it offers to impact her community. Kriselle's curiosity, compassion, and creativity along with her strong math and science skill set, make her an ideal candidate for the BlueStamp Engineering program this summer.
After six weeks of experimenting, troubleshooting, and researching, I finally finished my main project: a 3D-printed robotic hand! In the process, I won the “Rudy Award”, which is given to students who persevere despite being faced by tough obstacles. My documentation and a video of my demo night can be found at https://bluestampengineering.com/student-projects/kriselle-t/.
After a week, I finished my starter project. It's more of a warm-up for my main project (the robotic hand). My starter project, Minty Boost, is a battery-powered USB charger that can be used to charge any device that is compatible with a USB port. I also went the extra mile and installed my project into a case to keep it safe. More information can be found at https://bluestampengineering.com/student-projects/kriselle-t/ .
Since the first day of class, I learned how to solder, use many different robotics components, and read resistor stripes. I can't wait to get started on my main project!
BlueStamp starts in one month! I'm currently working on choosing which projects I want to work on during the summer. So far, my first choice is a 3D-printed robotic hand that can be controlled using a glove. It seems advanced, but I'm confident that BlueStamp will provide me with the knowledge and support that I need to accomplish my goals. I have a project selection workshop with my lead instructor scheduled for next weekend. I can't wait to get started!
Scholarship ProviderBlueStamp Engineering