Adhyan Prasad

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Adhyan
Prasad
Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA


Honor Society Member
Summary
My name is Adhyan Prasad and I am currently a senior at Whitefish Bay High School in Whitefish Bay, WI. Throughout high school, I have always loved taking classes in the STEM field, and I found a love for engineering at the micro level. My love for this field was further compounded through my involvement in SMART Team in grades 10-12. The team works with the Center for BioMolecular Modeling at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). Through the program, the team is paired with a university mentor and follows their research to culminate in a poster presentation session at the end of the year. We also experienced the process of 3d modeling proteins, giving me such enthusiasm that I want that experience to be a centerpiece of my undergraduate education. Both my father and mother work at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, so I have been surrounded by labs and exposed to the scientific process my entire life, allowing me to easily move on to study this field. Outside of academics, I volunteer a lot in my community through Scouts BSA, summer day camps, and staffing National Youth Leadership Training. Similarly, I swim for my high school's varsity swim team, which I have been involved with for all four years.
Intended Job Path
I plan to cater my studies towards a path to working in designing new and innovative drugs for the pharmaceutical industry. As I am still a student in high school, I hold this current career goal with a grain of salt; I plan to explore my options at whatever university I choose to attend next fall.
Grad School Interests
Currently, I plan to attend grad school after earning my bachelors degree and earn a masters in either bioengineering, chemical engineering, or materials science and engineering.
Honors & Awards
Eagle Scout
Class of 2019
Brotherhood recognition in the Order of the Arrow (2018)
Scouts BSA Honor Society
Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division II Sectional Qualifier for Swimming
2019 and 2020
Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division II State Swimming and Diving Qualifier
2020
High Honor Roll (every semester of high school)
3.5+ GPA Requirement
Merit Award Recipient
Recipients demonstrates strong school involvement, scholarship, and commitment to volunteering
Wisconsin School Music Association State Festival Qualifier
Tenor Saxophone Solo
Vision Completion Recognition and Bronze Bar Award Recipient through National Youth Leadership Training
National Honor through National Youth Leadership Training
AP Scholar with Distinction (grade 11)
Achieve scores of 3+ on 5 AP exams and have an average above 3.5
National Merit Semi-finalist
Highly selective competition through the College Board, Semi-finalists are in the top 1% of all high schoolers who give the PSAT
Major
Bioengineering, Materials Science and Engineering
Language Proficiency
Spanish
Intermediate
Volunteering
Senior Scout member of Scouts BSA Troop 400. Former ASPL/SPL (Vice-president/President) and current Eagle Scout.
Scouts BSA
September, 2015 to August, 2021
National Youth Leadership Training Staff member and 2020 ASPL (Vice-president) of program.
Through Scouts BSA, however considered a seperate part of the organization
September, 2017 to June, 2021
Camp Cumberland Volunteer, a day camp in which kids from grades 1-8 can experience new things and have fun during the summer. My commitment is only during the summers, not during the school year.
WFB Rec Department
June, 2017 to August, 2021
Organizations
Hobbies
I love to read books, no matter the subject content. I can guarantee that you can find me every single night before sleeping flipping through the latest bestseller. I also love to swim (competitively) and bike (just for fun!). Physical activity is something that has to be in my everyday life, and these two sports really help me concentrate. Lastly, I nurse a childhood love for legos, and have built up a pretty large collection over the years.
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