Johann Kailey-Steiner has been experimenting with model rockets for three years. He is  a 9th grader at Denver South High School. His project Rocket Design Part 3: Exploring How Vortex Generators Affect Boundary Layer Airflow was awarded first place in the Mathematics category at the Broadcom MASTERS national science competition this year.

In addition to experimenting with model rockets, Johann has designed and built his own skateboards, pogo sticks, and boomerangs. He is an expert skier, enjoys playing the piano, and is a member of his high school baseball team. Johann wants to become a pilot and has already started taking flying lessons. His goal is to work in the aerospace industry as an engineer and astronaut.