First Name

Abby

Last Name

T.

Bio

Abby has taken AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science Application. She expands her projects beyond the requirements into something practical and useful. Abby is also the president of the Women in STEM (WiSTEM) club at her school. This is a female focused coding group that holds coding events throughout the year and a panel of female professionals in STEM fields. This year, Abby plans to go into either inter-city or charter elementary schools to introduce kids to STEM. She feels that kids are introduced to technology, code especially, too late and would like to give under privileged kids a chance to experience this amazing resource. Whether this is just girls, or girls and boys, kids shouldn't be held back from technology for so long. By teaching kids to code at an early age, unlimited possibilities are created that deserved to be explored. Abby plans on exploring these new options. She also incorporates computing and technology to other main aspects of her life. Abby has also traveled to San Fransisco with representatives from eesmarts to present at the National Science Teaching Association. There, she learned much about computer science education and how to implement it. She is now working with the Chief Executive for the West Hartford Computer Science Education Initiative to implement required computer science courses in all grade levels. She will also be majoring in computer science next year.