Mark Music, a young entrepreneur from Costa Rica, has gained recognition for his innovative solutions to local challenges. His entrepreneurial journey is marked by the creation of UpDrop, a drone delivery system designed to reduce environmental impacts during the pandemic. This project reflects Mark's keen insight into contemporary issues and his ability to leverage technology for ecological sustainability. UpDrop's success at both national and international levels, including a second-place finish at the Global World Robot Olympiad (WRO) in Germany, highlights his skill in turning visionary ideas into reality.
In addition to UpDrop, Mark's development of Safe, a mobile app aimed at enhancing personal security, showcases his commitment to addressing societal needs. Created in response to a friend's tragic experience, Safe uses technology to provide immediate help in emergencies, demonstrating Mark's deep empathy and understanding of local problems.
The NSHSS Nobel Academic Excellence Scholarship recognizes high school juniors and seniors making a positive impact on society, and how college will help these students continue to make an impact for years to come.