Alumni Spotlight

March 2022

Karthik Yegnesh – MHS ‘18

Karthik Yegnesh is grateful to be a part of the Methacton community. It served as the foundation that allowed him to achieve tremendous success in the subject of S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) long before earning his diploma at Methacton High School in 2018. Karthik won first place in the mathematics category at the prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) during his junior year. His award winning submission was titled, “The Homotopy Theory of Parametrized Objects”.

Additionally, Karthik was among 80 of the world’s most accomplished high school students to earn a spot at MIT’s Research Science Institute (RSI). RSI is a summer science and engineering program that combines on-campus course work in scientific theory with off-campus work in science and technology research.

Methacton High School science teacher, Mr. Helm, is credited with fostering opportunities for Karthik and his fellow classmates. “Mr. Helm’s work clearly supports the scientific research community and encourages students to be involved”.

Karthik’s S.T.E.M ambitions have only grown stronger as he studies Applied Math and Economics at Harvard College. The senior spent this past summer as an intern with Bridgewater Associates, one of the world’s largest hedge funds. He also published a paper that focuses on applying pure mathematics to understanding network science.

Karthik suggests that current Methacton students should always find ways to challenge themselves. “Take risks. Don't be afraid to put a lot of time into things you are passionate about, even if it's different from what other people are doing.”

We salute Karthik Yegnesh as an alumni who continues to make us Methacton PROUD!

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