Houston Chapter President
Hi! I’m Leo Zou, a rising junior at Dulles High School Math and Science Academy in Sugar Land, Texas. I am currently a new summer intern at the Laboratory of U of H Brain-Machine Interfaces. My summer work currently involves rehabilitation robots with Cerebral Palsy or any other condition that could make independent walking challenging. While I am interested in computer science, robotic technology/design, mathematics has always been my passion and I enjoyed participating in math contests. In middle school, I have been rewarded couple of first places on math league contests as well as 9 th place individual in Mathcounts Greater Houston Chapter Competition (scored 45 out of 46) making it into State. Since high school started, I have been an AIME qualifier and won a few in-state awards. Additionally, I started trying to use my skills to help others. I volunteer as teaching assistant in two math classes at Hua-Sheng Academy every week from the beginning of high school and continue to. I have also built up a “Question of the Week” blog for my students to practice, helping my teacher with online learning during this virus. This pandemic completely changed our life and will restructure the way we study. Each day, we are fighting and struggling through this unprecedented moment, which in turn, brought many of our students together to support each other and our community.
I am excited to join Aerovate because I believe it provides the platform for students to encourage others through teamwork, commitment, and challenges. Moreover, I hope we will not only help each other academically but also to inspire us to make a difference in the world.
Houston Chapter Vice President
Hi! My name is Claire Wang, a rising junior at Dulles High School’s Math and Science Academy in Sugar Land, Texas. I enjoy participating in STEM related activities through various courses, clubs, and meetings. I am a member of the robotics club at Dulles, which has competed and placed in the FRC Worlds competition in 2019. Aside from STEM, I am an avid violinist who has auditioned and placed in the All-Region competition every year. In addition, I am a member of Dulles’ top varsity Honors Orchestra. My orchestra was selected out of the entire nation to perform in Chicago at the annual National School Board Association Convention. In my free time, I love to create art, play guitar, write, and volunteer within the community. Reading and writing have always been great hobbies of mine, and I strive to read a book every week.
With the shifted learning environment that COVID-19 has created, I hope to effectively bring students the necessary resources for learning through these difficult times. By joining Aerovate, I am excited to instill the passion and enthusiasm I have for education into other students! I believe that a multifaceted approach to learning is highly important and hope to help others in diversifying their own skill set.
Houston Chapter Vice President
Hi I am Austin Yan, a junior going to Dulles High School Math and Science Academy in Sugar Land, Texas. I have lots of experience tutoring others through a club at Dulles High School that allows us to tutor students at Dulles Middle School. Before COVID-19, I volunteered at a memory care center called The Avenues of Fort Bend where I helped out the staff to take care of the elderly and keep the elderly company. I have a variety of skills like playing piano for around 9 years, tennis for 6 years, and chess for 8 years. Also, I am passionate about math, and I have self-studied over the summer. I have taken math courses up to PreCal and am going to take Cal BC this year. I have maintained very good scores in these math classes, so I think I am capable of teaching students well in mathematics. I have a very diverse range of skills that can benefit students who have many different interests.
I want to tutor others because ever since COVID-19 struck, many children and students have struggled to get help with their studies. With platforms like Aerovote, I believe that we will be able to provide a learning environment that creates openness, efficiency, and passion in learning about many different topics. Many of us are struggling to live our lives during this pandemic, and I believe that Aerovote will be a place to bring students together in order to be motivated to learn throughout these hard times.