First Name

Noa

Last Name

G.

Bio

Noa is a senior in Torrey Pines High School and was recently admitted as a Computer Science/Electrical Engineering major to Stanford, MIT, Harvard, UC Berkeley, UCLA and UCSD. In summer 2013, she attended the prestigious Research Science Institute at MIT and interned at the Harvard University Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Noa is a research intern at San Diego Supercomputer Center since summer 2012. As the founder and captain of a successful FIRST robotics team, Noa manages all technical, financial, and logistic aspects of the team. The team won many awards in Regional Championships and ascended to the West Super-Regional Championship. Noa is also a member of the Science Fair Student Advisory Board. Noa is the only high school girl to present her Computer Science project at the international SuperComputing conference XSEDE12 in Chicago. Noa presented her work at the Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association Symposiums, Science Engineering and Technology awards event at Beverly Hills and California Science Fair. Noa received multiple science fair awards including the AFCEA Sweepstakes (top 6 of 15,000), 1st place at Computer Science category, U.S. Air Force Excellence in Innovation Award, several Computational Awards, Biophysical Society Award and more. Academically, Noa is a National Merit Finalist, maintains a 4.6 GPA and was recognized as an AP scholar with distinction. Noa volunteers with the San Diego Naval Medical Hospital physical therapy unit to rehabilitate wounded active military members and veterans. In addition, she leads robotics community outreach events. In her free time, Noa dances Latin and Ballroom and practices karate.