WI - Liam McCarty
Hometown: Elm Grove
School: Brookfield Academy
Question: What about science fascinates you?
Answer: I find science fascinating as it is constantly morphing and growing based on increasing knowledge and understanding. The inherent human desire to learn keeps it alive and helps it to expand. I find learning about how things work to be incredibly interesting and fun. I personally get such joy from learning WHY things happen.
Question: What hobbies or extra-curricular activities do you enjoy and why?
Answer: I am the kind of person who likes to do everything! I play golf and tennis avidly, competing often in the summer. I also play much music on violin, guitar, and piano (and I'm trying to start drums). Furthermore, I write songs and compose classical works through the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra. I won the John Downey Creation Project and composed my first symphony this year that was performed by the orchestra this spring. I greatly enjoy cooking, inventing, building, and just having a fun time!
Question: What career do you want to pursue and why?
Answer: Though I honestly have no true idea what my career will be, being a NASA scientist intrigues me greatly. I find the universe to be endlessly fascinating and would surely love to learn as much as I can about it. Stephen Hawking's work on his Theory of Everything is absolutely amazing! As to what kind of scientist I would be, I'm not totally sure. However, I would love to help figure out how to send human beings on missions to the moon and other planets.
Question: What is your favorite school subject?
Answer: Wow, this is a hard one to answer! I must say, though, I do love math and science. Yes, I know this is a HIGHLY unlikely answer from a student who would enter a national science competition! However, I truly enjoy learning in general and appreciate the merits of all my subjects.