AiC Members in the News (April 2020)

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  • AiC Community Member Karina Popovich founded Makers for COVID-19 to help connect individuals with 3D printers to those in need of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other items, while sharing plans, ideas, and resources with each other. She talks about the organization and gives viewers a peek into her own workshop in this episode of Girls Talk tech.

  • 2019 National AiC Educator Award Recipient Buffy Smith and her students are part of the growing movement of makers using 3D printing technology to provide masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) items to health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read about it here, and catch her in a cameo in this ABC News video.

  • “I often hear the expression that life is short; that phrase alone encourages me to give my absolute best in everything I do.” // In this “Kids of Character” interview, AiC Community Member Berline Civil talks about how her drive to help others and make the world better shapes her academic and extracurricular interests. 

  • AiC Community Member Joy Njuguna was nominated by Nobel Laureate Dr. Mario Capecchi to represent Texas at this summer’s Congress of Future Medical Leaders. The nomination is based on a student’s “academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.” Get the full story here.

  • AiC Community Member Vaneeza Rupani has the honor of naming the NASA helicopter that will be the first craft to attempt powered flight on another planet. Learn the significance behind the name she submitted here

April Shoutouts

We love seeing both students and educators from the Aspirations in Computing Community getting recognition in their local communities! Spotted in the news this month: Hairuo Xu; Ace Song; ten community members from North Dakota; 18 community members from Montana; and  five community members from Dearborn, Michigan.

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