2020 Science, Engineering, Mathematics: Connor Kilzer
Connor is a pre-engineering major and was selected as the Presidential Scholar of Distinction for the Science, Engineering, Mathematics Division at Cypress College. After graduating from high school, he chose to attend Cypress College because it “seemed to be the best fit for me as I transitioned into higher education.” In his first semester, he was accepted into the (STEM)2 Program and eventually became a family group leader. He also became a supplemental instruction leader for CHEM 107 and PHYS 222 in the LRC.
Following his graduation this year, Connor is transferring to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to pursue a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering. After that, he hopes to work as a biomedical engineer designing robotic prostheses and other medical devices to expand and innovate the medical field. He also plans to pursue a master’s degree.
“The farther I go into my education, the more I want to learn,” he said. “This passion has driven me to excel in my classes and achieve my goals as both a student and future STEM professional.”