First Name

Vidhi

Last Name

S.

Bio

Vidhi Srivastava, a junior at Redlands High School, Redlands, CA founded the STEM for All Foundation, a nonprofit organization that champions STEM education for all students with a special focus on girls and underrepresented minorities. As the president of STEM for All Foundation, her responsibilities include conceptualizing and developing curriculum, and training K-12 students, teachers and administrators in coding, robotics and the engineering design process. Vidhi believes that our knowledge of math, science, computer science, and technology is our greatest resource, the ultimate equalizer, and a better quality of life. She believes that rigorous computer science education should be available to all students from kindergarten to high school, as it is an essential skill that is applicable across all content areas and will be required for every job of the future. To promote the concept of including coding in school curriculum, Vidhi has developed several applications with Scratch, App Lab, Python, Alice, Java and C++ that demonstrate her understanding of Common Core Standards across content areas. She is campaigning for students and teachers to use coding as a presentation tool and has successfully presented to teachers and administrators at various county (Google Summit, RCOE MaTHink, STEPCON), state (CLS STEAM Summit, CA STEAM Symposium, Greater San Diego Math Council, California Math Council), national conferences (CUE) and other events (Math Festival, Earth Environment Day, GEMS STEMFEST). Over the past five years, she has trained more than 1,500 educators and 4,500 students. Vidhi has received several awards for her work in Computer Science and STEM • California Clean Air Grant – 2019 • NASA FIELDS Scholarship – 2019 • NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Affiliate Award – 2019 • IEEE – Try Engineering Excellence Scholar Award – 2018 • Code.Org’s National Computer Science Champion Award – 2017 Vidhi is fascinated by outer space and is planning to pursue a degree in computer science and aerospace engineering at MIT and work at NASA. She wants to find a method to combine computer science, aerospace, and Artificial Intelligence to design more fuel efficient manned and unmanned spacecrafts, reduce interplanetary travel time, and study how Artificial intelligence on data collected by satellites/ISS can be leveraged to prevent Global warming.