Brian Christopher Iezzi – from Gastonia, NC, graduated from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM). During high school, he focused on his research at the University of NC at Charlotte and the NCSSM and was a Conrad Spirit of Innovation Award Finalist. Brian completed a comprehensive energy audit on two separate buildings on the NCSSM campus and he was also a member of the Model UN. Outside of class, Brian played varsity tennis, varsity basketball and enjoyed being the mascot. In his spare time, he volunteered at a special needs school and with Habitat for Humanity. He also enjoys scuba diving and playing the didgeridoo. Brian plans to pursue a double degree in Textile Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering or Business.