Mika Brown
Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts

GPA: 4.22

Colleges accepted to: University of Arkansas, Reed College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Honors & Achievements: Second place in physics and astronomy 2021 Arkansas State Science and Engineering Fair, first place in physics and astronomy 2022 West Central Regional Science Fair, Astronomy Club president, National Merit Commended Student, Regeneron Science Talent Search

Career goal: I plan to pursue a degree in physics with a focus on astronomy. In the future, I hope to work as a researcher that specializes in exoplanets.

Tell us about the teacher, coach or administrator who made a difference in your life: Dr. Brian Monson has been my physics teacher and my research project advisor for the past two years. He has constantly encouraged me to take advantage of challenging opportunities and has truly taught me how to implement the scientific process.