18 April 2014
Posted in Dr. Ying Competition
Sam Brenner is currently a senior in the International Baccalaureate program at Seminole High School in Seminole County, is ranked in the top one percent of his class and currently holds a weighted grade point average of 4.72, having never earned less than a grade of A.
Sam has many accomplishments including first place in the Southeast U.S. for the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad; Mu Alpha Theta’s competition in Florida on the history of mathematics; the Orlando Regional Science Olympiad; the U.S. for the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation BYG Challenge; and Seminole State College’s Battle of the Brains as an individual competitor.
Sam has conducted a number of research projects including work at the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair where he investigated music and education, seeking to determine how subjects’ prior levels of musical education affected their emotional responses to specially designed series of chords. He was also selected — as one of 40 top science students in the state of Florida — to attend the Young Scholars Program at Florida State University where he conducted research in computational astrophysics, designing a software package to analyze fractal and multifractal structures in stellar phenomena.