Michael Batista
Michael Batista
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Melbourne, Fla.
High School: Melbourne Central Catholic
Major: Materials Science and Engineering

2011-12: Competed in every match for MIT as a senior … averaged 519.9 in small bore and 540.3 in air rifle … fourth on the team with his air rifle average … recorded a season-high of 532 twice in smallbore in back-to-back matches against John Jay/Wentworth (10/15) and Navy/Wentworth (10/29) … also posted his best mark of the year in air rifle of 551 in the Navy/Wentworth match.

2010-11: Appeared in five matches for the Engineers … averaged 496 in smallbore and 527.7 in air rifle … season-high 511 in small bore at Coast Guard (2/12) … scored a season best 528 in air rifle in the Bean Pot (1/29).

Off The Range at MIT: Majoring in materials science and engineering and biological engineering … minor in philosophy … internship with the Harris Corporation: Government Communications and Systems Division (GCSD), National Resource for Imaging Mass Spectroscopy (NRIMS), Technical University of Chemnitz, and the Center for Biomedical Engineering … research in nanomechanics of cartilage and meniscus tissue in the Grozinsky and Ortiz Research Groups … DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering Award … recruitment and scholarship chairman and recorder for Sigma Nu … Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program … Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program …      Freshman Pre-Orientation Programs for the materials science and engineering department.

High School: A 2008 graduate of Melbourne Central Catholic High School … member of the soccer team … helped his squad to the state Division 3A finals in 2008 and two district titles … National Merit Finalist … National Hispanic Scholar … Intel Science Search semifinalist … third at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair … three-time first place finish at the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair … Best of Show at the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair in 2008.