Recent Carmel High School graduate Megan Singer was chosen out of 50 applicants to receive the 2018 Governor’s STEM Team award in engineering. One student was chosen for outstanding achievement in each category: science, technology, engineering and mathematics .
Singer was a four-year member of the Carmel High School robotics team, the TechHOUNDS.
“I became the electrical lead my junior year after helping out a lot my sophomore year,” Singer said. “I’ve also been on the pit crew for three years, which is fixing the robot when it breaks during competition. I was on the drive team my junior and senior year, which means I was driving the robot.”
Singer also is a member of the National Honor Society and spends time volunteering with other robotics teams.
“This year I’ve been working with the Westfield robotics team,” Singer said. “That was a little bit stressful because I basically did two build-seasons. It was six weeks of me going to school, then going to my robotics team for three hours and then going to the Westfield robotics team for three hours.”
Singer designed two of her own light-up prom dresses.
“The first one was a little boring and just had a little extra sparkle,” Singer said. “They didn’t change color or anything. But this year I had it going through a controller with a bluetooth module so it would change color when I picked a different color on my phone. It would also change color when I spun. When it sensed an acceleration, it would change color.”
Singer is honored to receive the award and $1,000 scholarship.
“I’m going to Purdue to study first-year engineering, and then I intend to go into electrical engineering,” Singer said. “I feel like the award will set me ahead of a lot of people my age.”