First Name

Aarzu

Last Name

G.

Bio

Aarzu is a junior at The Harker School in San Jose. She is interested in Computer Science, Biology, and Chemistry and has conducted several projects in those fields ranging from the effects of E-Cigarettes to the identification of specific genes that explain females' increased incidence of obtaining Alzheimer's Disease, at her school, UCSC, Stanford, and UCSF. She has been awarded first place at her regional science fair for two consecutive years, second place at the California State Science Fair, and recognized as a National Broadcom Masters semifinalist. Additionally, she is an active member of her school’s robotics team, contributing mostly to the mechanical aspects through Computer Assisted Design (CAD). She is also the President of the Women in STEM (WiSTEM) club at her school and the head of content of her school’s science journal, Harker Horizon. She initiated a non-profit, MusiCodes, where she holds workshops to encourage girls to explore "technical" fields by combining topics like engineering and computer science with music, a subject most girls are usually familiar and comfortable with at a young age. After attending the Stanford AI4ALL camp, she joined the AI4ALL IEEE high school committee, where she brainstorms and shares her thoughts about AI and ethics. In college, she hopes to continue studying Computer Science and receive a degree in Engineering. Aside from her STEM interests, Aarzu enjoys singing and dancing, as she is a member of her school's most advanced choir and practices Bollywood dance with her friends.