Julie Seven Sage
Julie Seven Sage, 16, lives in Nashua, NH. She loves all science but is especially interested in astrophysics. Julie produces a YouTube channel, 7 Sage Labs, where she posts videos for her two shows. Supernova Style Science News is where she shares interesting science news with everyone, and THE STEAM SHOP where she reviews science-based toys/kits and shows how to make things. Her goal is to increase interest in science, technology, engineering, art, and math through her show and other various outreach activities.
Her love of science started early, where at the age of 6 she told her parents that she wanted to follow in the footsteps of Dr. Stephen Hawking and Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson in studying black holes, exo-planets, quasars, etc. At the age of 10 she enrolled in college level astrophysics course on edx.org given by Harvard University called Super Earths and Life. Julie’s grade at the end of the course was 96%. She also took a public speaking course given by Washington State University, where she received a grade of 100%. For 2 years Julie helped run and mentor younger girls in a local chapter of Girls Who Code. She helped the girls learn Scratch block programming and basic HTML.
2018 was a very busy year for Julie. It started early with Julie winning a spot on The Mars Generation's list for "24 Under 24 Leaders and Innovators in STEAM and Space Award". She also won 2nd place in the National Science Foundation's Generation Nano: Superheroes Inspired by Science comic contest. Julie, along with other Boston area high school students, is a part of the very first program of the MIT Media Lab's Climate CubeSat Co-Building Outreach Program (C3), where they will design, build, and launch a cube sat. Julie was announced as the NH State Merit Winner for the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her invention, the Sage Survival System. Along with her friends, Allie Weber, Taylor Richardson, and Jordan Reeves, she founded The STEAM Squad, a group of teenage scientists, STEM activists, makers, and inventors. They support and promote each other.
This was also the second year Julie won spots on the NASA sounding rocket and high-altitude balloon for experiments with the Cubes In Space program. Julie was asked to be a part of the Wonderama TV show. She traveled to New York City to film a segment where she demonstrated the Bernoulli Principle with something she built called the Bernoulli Blower. The episode was aired in February of 2019. Julie attended her first Maker Faire in New York City where she conducted interviews with well-known makers and with all of the young cast members of Mythbusters Jr. Julie was then featured as the scientist interviewed in the Marvel comic The Unstoppable Wasp, the comic was brought back by Marvel and she was in the new #1 issue. In November Julie was one of the session hosts for the TEDx Youth @ Beacon Street.
This year, 2019, has also been filled with great opportunities and achievements for Julie. She was asked to be a speaker at the Women In Space conference held at Arizona State University. Julie was also asked to be one of the presenters at a local school for their STEM Day event. Julie was on her high school’s Science Olympiad team this year. At the state competition her and her partner placed 3rd in Astronomy and 4th in the Mousetrap Vehicle competition. In May Julie was asked to be a delegate at America's Promise Alliance State of Young People conference, held at Facebook HQ in California. She participated in various talks and workshops where, along with other young people, she talked about the problems they are facing today and discussed ways to work through them.
Julie, for the third year in a row, won a spot on a NASA sounding rocket and high-altitude balloon for science experiments with the Cubes In Space program. At RocketFest2019 held at NASA Wallops, Julie received an award for Outstanding Student Ambassador for the Cubes In Space program. She is also continuing in the MIT Media Lab cube sat program, where they will launch a proto-type of the cube sat with a high-altitude balloon. Julie was invited to attend the YouTube events of EduCon and VidCon in Anaheim, CA. She attended a number of talks and workshops to learn how to make her YouTube channel more successful. Julie was able to meet a lot of people at both events, some have even expressed interest in working with her on some videos.
Julie continues to work towards her dreams of becoming an astrophysicist and a science communicator. Through the various social media outlets Julie promotes scientists and their work, as well as bringing attention to the younger generation of scientists, STEM activists, makers, and inventors. She regularly attends the public events at the Harvard Center for Astrophysics and reads all she can to keep up with the latest discoveries and findings in astrophysics.
Awards and Recognition
|2014||Junior Hip Hop National Champion (Group), Dancer's Inc.|
|2014||Dance in Downtown Disnet, Walt Disney World|
|2015||Certificate of Completion, Super Earths and Life, Harvard University, edx.org|
|2016||Certificate of Completion, Introduction to Public Speaking, Univeristy of Washington, edx.org|
|2016||Obtained Technician Amateur Radio License, KC1GMW, Clay Center Amateur Radio Club|
|2016||Start of Supernova Style Science News YouTube channel|
|2017||Interviewed by The Nashua Telegraph and WMUR for participation in entrepreneur workshop, Boys and Girls Club of Greather Nashua|
|2017||Six experiment proposals accepted for Cubes In Space program from Idoodle Learning, Clay Center Amateur Radio Club|
|2017||Won a Stargazer Lottie Doll from The Mars Generation's "Train Like A Martian" video challenge|
|2017||Wrote an artical for Step Up Magazine entitled Kids Coding the Future" (pg. 43)|
|2017||Interviewed by WMUR about involvement in the Cubes In Space program|
|2017||Panel member on Twitter forum about Sally Ride hosted by GoBeyond|
|2017||Interviewed by The Nashua Telegraph about involvement in the Cubes In Space program|
|2017||Speaker at the 900th meeting of the Amatuer Telescope Makers of Boston about involvment in the Cubes In Space program|
|2017||Speaker at Boxboro ARRL New England Division Ham Radio Convention about involvement in the Cubes In Space program|
|2017||Placed in top 20% for video submission to the Breakthrough Junior Challenge|
|2017||Speaker at Skyscraper's Inc AstroAssembly about involvement in the Cubes In Space program|
|2018||Recipient of The Mars Generation's 24 Under 24 Leaders and Innovators in STEAM and Space Award (inaugural class)|
|2018||Awarded 2nd place in the National Science Foundation's Generation Nano: Superheroes Inspired by Science comic contest (middle school division)|
|2018||Selected to be part of the first group of middle/high school students to work with the MIT Media Lab on their Climate CubeSat Co-Building Outreach Program (C3)|
|2018||Won 1 spot on the NASA sounding rocket and 1 spot on the NASA high altitude balloon for her experiments with the Cubes In Space program|
|2018||NH State Merit Winner for the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for the Sage Survival System|
|2018||Interviewed by Parenting NH Magazine for feature article, and photo on the front cover.|
|2018||Asked to come to New York, NY to film a science demo for the TV show, Wonderama|
|2018||Feature article in local NH Fiddlehead magazine|
|2018||Interviewed by Nadia Van Dyne in the Marvel comic The Unstoppable Wasp|
|2018||Session host for TEDx Youth @Beacon Street|
|2019||Speaker at Women In Space conference (Arizona State Univ)|
|2019||Delegate to America's Promise Alliance State of Young People conference|
|2019||Won Outstanding Student Ambasador award from Cubes In Space|