Uma Sethuraman is currently an 12th grade student at William P. Clements High School. In her 2016 Science Fair Project, Uma developed a new, innovative approach to the problem of school scheduling by creating a genetic algorithm to optimize the process of school scheduling. For this project, Uma won 1st place award for her category in both the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston and the Texas Science and Engineering Fair. She also won the Oracle Academy First Award in the Systems Software Category at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Uma is the President of the Girls in Computing Club at her high school and is a coach in the Computer Science Club at her school. She mentors students at the local middle school coding club in order to instill an interest for computer science in younger generations. In addition, Uma enjoys volunteering as a part of the Red Cross and Interact clubs at her school and is a member of her school’s Science, Math, and Spanish National Honor Societies. Uma has a strong passion for computer science and plans to pursue a career in computing in the future.