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Sreya Vemuri is a senior at Carmel High School in Indiana where she has been named a Top Scholar each of the past three years for being in the top 3% of her grade by GPA. Sreya has a broad range of academic interests that span the spectrum of STEM, social sciences and humanities, with special emphasis on computing, math and physics. Her greatest technical achievement to date has been a year long research project in quantum mechanics which required extensive coding in MATLAB. She developed and implemented a numerical algorithm for solving the time-dependent Schroedinger equation in a special type of optical system. The problem is analytically intractable and so her computational modeling was the only way to solve the problem. Based on this project, Sreya was named a Davidson Fellow in Science and received a $25,000 scholarship, won the 4th place award at the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and received the Ford Family special award for Outstanding STEM research at the Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair. She ranked 2nd overall at the Central Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair and received three other special awards at this fair. Sreya was 5th in the Indiana Junior Science and Humanities Symposium and selected for the National Symposium. Sreya will begin college in Fall 2016 and intends to pursue a major in Computer Science. Her long-term goal is to receive a Ph.D. in a computing related field and lead a group at a research university or national lab. She is fascinated by the subject of quantum computing since it is a cutting edge research topic and combines her interests in computing, math and physics and would like to study this topic in detail.