Senior Malcolm Miller made significant contributions to the STEM club’s award-winning safety alert system, and now he’s taking it to the next level.
Miller wired the system, and in collaboration with Math teacher José Rodriguez, wrote the code for the club’s project.
“I developed the software that ran our safety alert system and I also wired all the electronic components together,” Miller said.
Even though the system won the $120,000 national award in Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow competition, it hasn’t been implemented yet. Miller plans to do that as well as continue the development of the system. His main focus of improvement is fixing the transmission errors and replacing the loose wires in the stands with a circuit board.
Miller plans on continuing in the electronics field in either computer engineering, electrical engineering or computer science.
“They all have strong components of hardware construction and software development,” Miller said. “Right now, I think I want to be a computer engineer.”
Malcolm is particularly passionate about potentially using his skills in the development of renewable energy.
“I think there’s a lot of things in this world that can be converted to renewable energy, it’s just that we need to find ways to engineer them,” Miller said.
Regardless of how he ends up using what he learned from the club, Miller’s grateful for the opportunity.
“It’s been an exciting experience. I’ve learned a lot, and I hope that STEM club continues to do great things,” Miller said.
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