MORRIS PLAINS — Audrey Kuo of Morris Plains was named to Governor’s STEM Scholars.
The Governor’s STEM Scholars 2023 class is comprised of 128 Scholars from 20 New Jersey counties. 64 percent of the class identify as female and 83 percent as students of color. When they graduate in May 2023, they will join an alumni cohort of over 700 Scholars.
Audrey Kuo is a senior at the Academy for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering in Morris County. This past summer, she interned at NASA to conduct air quality research concerning the effect of particulate matter levels on public health and vegetation.<
Audrey is also doing cyberpsychology research at the New Jersey Institute of Technology using eye tracking to analyze the effects of visual clutter on attention, along with machine learning research at Stanford University using algorithms to predict stock performance. Her paper on the effect of canaries’ songs on neurogenesis and their potential applications for Alzheimer’s Disease patients was named a runner-up in the New York Times STEM writing contest. She has also presented at conferences with the New Jersey Highlands Council and helped to develop a New Jersey Highlands Economic Sustainability Plan, which has been published on nj.gov. In her school community, Audrey is chapter president of Junior State of America, as well as class Vice President and choir board vice president.
She is a saber fencer and state individual fencing championship qualifier, as well as a member of her school’s cross-country team. She is also a two-time Carnegie Hall performer and member of the All-State Mixed Choir. Her future STEM interests lie in the field of neuroscience.