IMACS Success Spotlight: Isaac Brown

Isaac started with IMACS in first grade. In his time at IMACS, Isaac completed all five levels of our Mathematics Enrichment curriculum before going on to complete Computer Enrichment and both of our University Computer Science courses.

Scoring a 36 on the ACT and a 1580 on the SAT, Isaac has been the recipient of a number of honors and awards, including the Bausch + Lomb Science Award, the College Board African American Recognition Award, a nomination for the U.S. Presidential Scholarship, and being a School Winner for the AMC 12. He also participated in MIT’s rigorous MITES Semester and Stanford’s iGEM Summer program.

Isaac was accepted at a number of prestigious colleges with many scholarship offers, including a University Scholarship at Duke, a Davis Scholarship at Columbia, and a President’s Scholarship at Harvey Mudd. He has also received several independent scholarships, including the $40,000 Amazon Future Engineer scholarship, the $40,000 Ron Brown Scholarship, and the National Merit Scholarship. Isaac was also accepted to Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, Cornell, Georgia Tech, University of Florida, Purdue, University of Central Florida, NYU, and Case Western Reserve.

He will attend Harvard University, where he plans to study computer science and its biological applications and pursue undergraduate research in computational biology. After college, he would like to pursue an MD-PhD program and become a project manager or researcher-physician. His dream is to use an interdisciplinary approach to contribute to growing fields like synthetic biology and create data-driven solutions for the problems faced by underserved communities worldwide.

My love for logic and problem-solving dates back to my early years at IMACS. I have great memories of working out problems and getting excited when a new one was broken down during class. My IMACS courses fostered an early pursuit of robotics, math contests, and coding at school, and ultimately led to my area of study in college.

Congratulations, Isaac!