First Name

Bhargavi

Last Name

L.

Bio

Bhargavi is a high school senior from Robbinsville, NJ with a keen interest in biomedical engineering and computer science. Lead strategist of FIRST Robotics team FRC 2590 Nemesis, and member of the software and build subteams, Bhargavi avidly participates in robotics. Last year, she coded a an attendance system in Java through a Radio Frequency Identification system. Her code is used to log time spent per student in her school's technology lab during the building season of robotics to analyze how to increase time management and general efficiency within the team. This past season, she worked with strategy at the Worlds level of the FRC competition, and her team was a finalist on their field. Bhargavi is also a FIRST Tech Challenge team, FTC 14020, mentor, aiding high school freshman and sophomores in software and strategy. She brought a Girls Who Code club to her school and teaches Scratch to novice coders and Java/Python to more experienced coders. She also interned at the National Cancer Institute in the Radiation Biology Branch and developed a poster on her research titled, "Radiation-Induced Senescence in HCT-116 Human Colon Cancer Cells." This past summer, she had the opportunity to work with a team and create a Hygiene Monitoring System, which was then presented at the MIT IEEE Undergraduate Research Technology Conference. In the future, Bhargavi plans to combine her shared love for biology, physics, computer science, and mathematics in her plans to pursue biomedical engineering and computer science.