Childhood passion becomes strong future for Meng

Kate Lakatta, Staff Writer

Ying Meng, a senior at Dulaney High School, is wrapping up her journey with the Dulaney VEX robotics club. Meng has dedicated her time to VEX since sixth grade and through her experience has learned teamwork, time management and patience. Robotics club was Meng’s passion as a child but slowly became her future. As a kid Meng dreamed of being a scientist, prompting her mom to sign her up for a summer robotics camp. Automatically, Meng was intrigued and her journey with robotics began. 

“As of the last two years I have been building a design, build program and I compete with a robot that I make out of premade parts. There is a different game objective every year,” says Meng. 

Not only does Meng stand out in the robotics club, she is also part of a few other clubs and sports, including Science Olympian, Future Business Leaders of America, badminton, and tennis. Meng is well rounded and works hard to show her dedication to school. 

“I have been taking a lot of challenging courses in order to keep my GPA boosted and it has paid off,” says Meng. 

Meng’s hard work has led her to committing to Georgia Tech. She is majoring in mechanical engineering and says her experience in the robotics club influenced her decision. The robotics club has a clear impact on Meng and her high school experience.

Meng will carry her knowledge and experience from the robotics club with her to college in the fall while leaving behind a lasting impact on the club at Dulaney.