In 2009, Megan Rosenberger participated in the Future City Competition while a student at Mary Queen of Apostles School in New Kensington, PA. She and her team developed a future habitat in space placing first in the Pittsburgh Regional Competition. Because of Future City, Megan started high school with a greater appreciation for STEM, participating in science fairs with a hydroelectric generator that she developed in her rain barrel in her backyard.
In 2015, Megan Rosenberger founded a non-profit organization, Barrels by the Bay, whose mission is to educate students about our world's water resources through rain barrels. Barrels by the Bay has reached over 20,000 participants in six states and Washington, D.C., installing nearly 1,000 painted rain barrels. She was awarded the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. service award, Dr. Ben Carson Scholars Hall of Fame Honoree, Clinton Global Initiative University Scholar, The Resolution Project Fellow, and received the President’s Environmental Youth Award on behalf of President Obama. Megan graduated with a Bachelor of Science in International Relations from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2017 and serves as a Naval Officer. In 2020, Megan began her Master of Business Administration degree at Pennsylvania State University.
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