In recognition of her achievement as a finalist in the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a minor planet “Megantang” (34219) has been named after York School senior Megan Tang. The Society for Science & the Public and the Intel Foundation named the planet, which was discovered by the LINEAR Program of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory.
“Megan is a stellar student in both my AP Physics C and AP Statistics classes, so it comes as no surprise that she's having a planet named after her. With her inquisitive nature and love of learning, the sky's the limit for this bright, upbeat, and hard working student!”– Scot Johnson, Junior Class Dean, Math/Science Division, York School.
Megan is the York School Class of 2018 Valedictorian, and is looking forward to attending Princeton University in the fall. Her hard work and dedication as a student is paralleled by her leadership in the community as an active member of several extracurricular programs.
Megan has held numerous student council positions and leads and actively participates in many clubs, such as Model UN and JETS. As a vibrant musician, Megan performed in the California All-State Honor Orchestra for three years and led the York School orchestra and the Youth Music Monterey County (YMMC) Honors Orchestra as concertmaster for the past two years.
For the past two summers, Megan worked as an intern at the Naval Research Lab and Naval Postgraduate School through the SEAP program and published her research results in the Journal of Applied Physics.
Click the here to view an Interactive Orbit Sketch of Minor Planet "Megantang" (34219).