Josh Martinez

L&N STEM Academy
Knoxville, TN

Josh currently attends the L&N STEM Academy in Knoxville, TN, and will graduate 1 year early to attend the University of Alabama in Huntsville to study Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology in the fall of 2024.

He is passionate about STEM & research and has participated in 2 research programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which inspired him to pursue Chemical Engineering in college and as a career. He has participated in research focusing on biogeochemical processes and the impact of climate change (increased CO2 & ecosystem warming) on those processes. He hopes to redefine solutions to global climate change issues and work with other researchers to curb the impacts of climate change throughout our ecosystems.

Outside of the classroom, Josh is an avid runner and has run several long-distance road races, including a marathon! He loves nature and cares for a large vegetable garden and indoor garden collection when he is not working or studying. He is excited to begin his studies at UAH and hopes to leave a lasting impact in the STEM field.

Scholarships Awarded in 2024: NSHSS Foundation Earth Day Awards

The NSHSS Foundation encourages environmental stewardship among high school students globally through the Foundation Earth Day Award. Students submit their environmental project they are working on currently, and provide details on  the impact of the project in their communities and how it will impact the future.