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Aaila enrolled at Lane Tech high school with high ambitions and a great interest in the sciences. As time passed, she became more and more intrigued with computer science and programming, something she had aspired to learn from an early age. As an autodidact, Aaila attempted to jump headfirst into learning a variety of programming languages. Previous experience and a variety of skills she picked up during that time helped her excel later while attending a freelance coding camp and her classes. With a love for confronting challenges, she hopes to continue her studies in computer science and computer engineering in college. Through these studies, she dreams of one day using the knowledge she gains to contribute not only to the field of computer science, but to help humanity as a whole. Growing up in a family of first generation citizens, Aaila was always urged towards the path of medical...
Aana is currently a freshman at Princeton Univeristy. She has been captain and head programmer of her school's robotics team. For her Girl Scout Gold Project, Aana organized two free robotics summer camps for underprivileged children in Trenton. She has worked with Dr. Kelly Caylor at Princeton University to develop a UAV that can be used to monitor vegetation and take measurements in field experiments and a process to build 3D computer models based on the measurements. In addition, Aana enjoys playing piano and hosting her show at a local radio station. She plans to study engineering and artificial intelligence in college and hopes to one day start her own technology company.
Aanchal's interest in computing and technology burgeoned back when she entered the Math, Science, and Computer Science Magnet Program. Aanchal has interned at the National Institutes of Health for two years. She programmed in Python code, she mapped mitochondria sequences in mice and used statistical analysis to draw data from the mapped reads. Aanchal was also invited by the National Institute of Standards and Technology to give a talk on the advances of biometric technologies and their application in identity management. Aanchal plans to continue researching biometrics as it might have a greater use in fighting identity fraud in the future. Aanchal has been participating in the American Computer Science League for four years and has created a website Dollars for Daaras to raise funds for talibe children in Senegal. She will be attending Stanford University and hopes to continue...
Aanchal is a 17 year old High School Student at Dougherty Valley High School. She enjoys coding, swimming, and photography. In the summer of 2014, Aanchal attended a program called Girls Who Code where she learned how to code. She one of almost 400 kids chosen from around the nation to participate in this program.
Aarathi is currently a sophomore at Hathaway Brown, an all girls high school in Northeast Ohio. As a freshman, she decided to sign up for the Intro to Computer Science class that her school offered, and was instantly hooked. As a sophomore, she has pursued this newfound interest in computer science by signing up for the AP course offered at her school. Aarathi is also an avid member of her school's debate team, a reporter for the school newspaper, a pianist and a tennis player. Over the summer, she also had the opportunity to pursue her interests in science and engineering by working at a Biomedical Engineering lab at the nearby Case Western Reserve University. She is not sure what occupation she would like to pursue but knows that, in any case, her computer science skills will only contribute to her success.
Aashka was accepted into the Academy of Computer Science at her high school this past fall after applying because of her love for computer science that began in sixth grade. Here she noticed the disparity between men and women in computer science. In her computer science class there are a total of two girls (including herself) and 16 boys. After noticing this on the first day of school, she became incredibly passionate about helping to close the gender gap between men and women in technology. She advocates gender equality and loves the fact that every day more and more females are breaking down the gender barriers. At her high school, she is actively involved in Robotics Club, SkillsUSA, Key Club, and Student Government. As much as she loves programming, she also loves Student Government. Aashka has been involved with Student Government since the sixth grade. She has attended NJASC...
Aayushi is a sophomore at the Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center and Portage Central High School. From elementary school itself, she was a Microsoft Office fanatic—not only helping her classmates, but her teachers as well. More recently, through independent research, Aayushi created an Android application. She has also completed IBM Master the Mainframe Part 1 and Part 2 challenges. With the guidance of her Computer Science teacher, Aayushi is learning C++, participating in ACSL contests, training with USACO, and attending programming competitions. Outside of coding, she enjoys cross country, musical theatre, volunteering, and art. She is interested in a career in computer animation, as she loves art and technology, or, with her passion for Biology, a career in medicine or biotechnology.
Abby is a senior at Wheaton Academy . She founded a club at her school to learn computer coding her junior year called Code Club. Her junior year she also participated in a program called the International Space Station Program, which was piloted at her school that year. She interned at Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory through a six-week program called QuarkNet the summer between her junior and senior year, and wants to major in biomedical engineering in college.
Abby Sofía
During 7th grade, Abby Sofía competed in Duchesne's first TCEA Mindstorms Robotics Challenge team in 2013 coming in 17th place. I have been on the Speech Team for Duchesne from 2011-2014. I speak 3 languages, I know English, Spanish (fluently), and French(conversational). In 8th grade, Abby Sofia was a lead team member of the class of 2018 spending last year designing an experiment headed to the ISS (International Space Station) as part of a pilot program with the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), creating experiments that all elements had to fit into a 10.3 centimeter anodized aluminum container. Her project is set to launch any day on the Antares rocket from Launch Pad OA at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at NASA Wallops Island Flight Facility on Virginia's shore. Also last year she elected to take Computer Programming as a prerequisite to...
Abha has had a keen interest in the Computer Science field since she was a freshman in high school. She is currently working on a project that involves human detection in quadcoptors. She is currently on Oak Grove's Robotics team and she was captain as a sophomore. Her proudest accomplishment so far was winning 1st place in the Alliance matches for Botball's Global Conference for Educational Robotics(GCER) and she was won numerous awards at the Silicon Valley Synopsis Championship. She is also a full on band member who hopes to perform at Carnegie Hall when she is a senior, and she is hoping to go to Carnegie Mellon as an Electrical Engineering Major. She would like to thank her school and her family for giving her support because without them, she said, she would not have had the motivation she has right now to go forward in life.
Abigail is a current senior at Notre Dame Academy in Hingham, MA. Three years ago, a teacher suggested she attend a robotics meeting after school. So, she went, intimidated by what she thought she should know to even be interested in the club. She had no idea what FIRST robotics was or what a program in LabView was for that matter. From that day forward though, she gained a family of teammates and an astounding mentor, Mrs. Parry, who supported her to where she is today. As the lead Software Engineer for the team, Abby is in charge of working with her teammates on developing an efficient plan for each year's game. Working through lunch everyday at school and sometimes even taking the computer home, robotics is a part of her now. In order to improve the robot's performance, she took it upon herself to independently learn RobotC, which has been a huge success! Her involvement...
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I won 3rd place in State Science Fair for engineering on my project that calculated the amount of solar energy needed to power all the energy in a house. I plan to attend college and study Medicine and eventually become a cardiothoracic surgeon.
Abbie first discovered her passion for computer science when she took a web design class in her freshman year of high school. Since then, she has taken all of the computer science classes her school offers, including AP Computer Science. In her junior year, Abbie received the Computing Medal Award from R.I.T., where she hopes to attend college next year to study Computer Science.
Abigail (Abbey)
Abbey hasn't always been interested in technology and computers. Her freshman year of high school she was on the JV soccer team and had signed up for an interesting class, web design. She learned to appreciated computers and all the things that could be done with them. During this time she was asked to join a robotics team, and being the curious person she was, decided to check it out. She met a team of three other girls, all completely different from her that had no interest in the physical building of their robot. Abbey knew nothing about building with metal and motors but decided to take on the challenge. She produced a robot in some ways superior to those of veteran teams at her school. When brought to competition it did not do so well but her team was so uplifting that they won 3 awards for their team work. Sweeping the teamwork award at every competition they attended, even...
Abril became involved with computer science her freshman year of high school after she enrolled in a Java and Media Computation course at her high school. She went on to take 4 more computer science courses, including AP Computer Science. Additionally, she is involved with FIRST Robotics and has competed both in the First Tech Challenge and the First Robotics Competition. In addition to FIRST, Abril is actively involved with Microsoft DigiGirlz and has been highlighted as a Microsoft Youthspark Star. Going into her junior year of high school, Abril was an intern on the technology team of the Obama 2012 campaign. Last summer, she interned at 8th Light, a software consulting company in Chicago. In her free time, Abril organizes Chicago Girls in Computing, a non-profit that she founded in April of 2013 to support high school girls in Chicago who are interested in computing. This summer,...
With a dedication and drive that would not let her quit, Achliann pushed forward. She is currently attending Booker T. Washington SHS, but not for long as she's been accepted to one of Florida's top engineering programs at Florida International University where she plans on double majoring in Civil and Mechanical Engineering.
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Adelaide has always had a particular fondness for electronics and computers. While she hasn't always focused on the technical aspect of her life she's used to it help guide her in her life's goals. She plans on studying international relations and humanitarian aide so that she can help bring the worlds developments to third world countries.
Adele Becker: born in Milwaukee WI, moved to Payson, AZ at the age of 2 and has lived there since. She currently attends Payson High School as a senior, currently ranked 11th in her class, putting her in the top ten percent of her class while maintaining a weighted GPA of 4.0. Adele has been involved in her high school's Engineering Program for two years, and the Computer Science Program for the last 4 years. Through this program, Adele has been a member of the Payson High School FBLA Chapter (Future Business Leaders of America). Currently, Adele is the President of her FBLA Chapter, and last year served as Vice-President. As of this writing, Adele has competed at seven conferences through FBLA, and last year she was top of the A+ Computer Maintenance class in the program. This year she is taking Network Communications and Server Administration where she hopes to be top of the...
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Adriana is in her senior year at Hancock Place High School in Lemay, MO. Adriana has been a part of Key Club since her sophomore year of high school, now in her senior year of high school, she has managed to become the Club's president. Being a part of Key Club, she has earned the "Youth in Service Award" for being a part of the Meals on Wheels program, delivering food to the elderly around the Lemay community. She is also part of the school's first all girls Robotics team, a member of National Honor Society, the vice president of Art Club (previously president her junior year), and part of the A+ program. As part of the Robotics team, she has gotten a closer look at the mechanics of building a robot amongst other things. She's learned it takes a lot of practice and dedication to getting something working the right way. From building a robot head to toe from...
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Difficult circumstances and fear have been the pinnacle of Adriana’s existence over the past two years. Living under a cloud of oppression in the third world country of Bolivia devastated her family and necessitated that they seek asylum in America. Her first shocking experience occurred when she was fourteen years old. Political thugs invaded her home and wrongfully arrested her mother for a white collar crime that would result in six months of barbaric treatment that almost killed her. Her mother was arrested for being the CFO of an American company in a socialist country. For the first three months, Adriana was isolated in a house in the mountains, stalked by corrupt and dangerous police, and threatened by greedy individuals who sought to procure incriminating information about her mom. Unable to attend school, her days were wrought with depression, chronic insomnia, and anxiety...
My aspiration is to cultivate my skills and abilities in science, engineering, technology and math. I challenge myself with the hardest honors, CP and AP classes and maintain straight A’s. I am a leader in several school clubs and am often nominated by teachers for extra-curricular projects and honors. I play Varsity Basketball, and have since my freshmen year. I am currently a starter and the team’s top scorer. Playing a varsity sport takes a lot of time and dedication. I also played freshmen and JV softball. I volunteer all over the community. I started out volunteering through girl scouts doing things like singing Christmas Carols at the local nursing home and doing flag retirements with the local veterans association. I moved into things like walk-a-thons and can food drives in junior high through National Junior Honor Society and then in early high school started doing...
Adriann's interest in computer engineering began her sophomore year in her high school's PC Service and Repair class. She quickly became familiar with the interworking of computer hardware and began using her skills for the repair of not only computers, but other electronics too. During Adriann's junior year, her passion for all things computer related deepened as she too courses in Database Programing and networking. She began a two year, Cisco Networking certification course through her high school. During her senior year, Adriann enrolled in Java, C++ and website technology courses through a Post Secondary Option program at Kent State University. Adriann is now on track to complete the her Cisco networking program in June of 2013 and obtain her Cisco Certified Entry Level Network Technician certification before graduation. Along with her Cisco certification, she is...
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Adrienne is proficient in InDesign, Pagemaker, Photoshop, Movie Maker and SketchUp. She is involved in Engineering Projects in Community Service Club where she worked on the project of re-designing a classroom to be an engineering lab. She used SketchUp to not only design the engineering lab, but for many fun projects on the side as well. She also used her skills in InDesign and Pagemaker to work on the school yearbook. Another exciting project Adrienne worked on was piloting Google Chrome machines for the summer, analyzing the software that the school uses and investigating its compatibility with the new hardware. Her group found out a lot about software and hardware compatibility which she will be presenting at various technology conferences this year. Adrienne was also selected to be a youth ambassador to Japan through the Phoenix Sister Cities Youth Ambassador Program. There...
My name is Advanna Walker, I love technology. It is the key to success in today's day and age. Technology opens a branch of numerous careers. My career of choice is computer programming, and with dedication, sacrifice, and determination I will become a professional computer programmer.
Aida is a senior at Brookwood High School. She believed that technology has always been a part of her everyday life, but it was her AP Computer Science class that brought about her ongoing interest in computing and technology. As Secretary of the Computer Science Club of the Future Business Leaders of America, her involvement has easily branched out further. In their meetings once a week, they work with Greenfoot and the HerSkit Performance Editor for programming PLEO robots. A fun fact about Aida is that one of her favorite past times is reading any and all genres. Her next step is to continue her computing education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with several more learning and research opportunities. She hopes to one day be able to study abroad.