Alexander started in IMACS when he was in fifth grade. He worked for three years on our EMF curriculum before going on to excel in all of our university-level Computer Science courses and all of our Logic for Mathematics courses.
Alexander earned an 800 on the math SAT in sixth grade and a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam in eighth grade. He has won the National Merit Scholarship, the Congressional Award gold medal, and is three-time winner of the President’s Volunteer Service Award gold medal. He is also an accomplished athlete, ranking #1 in the USA Youth Pentathlon and competing on the Youth World Championship Team.
As a high-school student, he has co-authored a published, peer-reviewed physics research paper and presented a technique he developed in quantum state transfer at the APS March Meeting, the largest physics conference in the world.
Alexander was accepted to Stanford University, where he plans to major in and further his current research in physics. After his undergraduate degree, he plans to pursue a doctorate and work in academia.
IMACS provided a rich foundational view of mathematics and logic that I utilize every day in my advanced math, computer science, and physics classes. Taking these classes launched my interest in advanced problem-solving and enabled my success in upper-level university classes.