• ​2016 Intel STS First Place Award of Distinction. Award is also known as the "Junior Nobel Prize".

  • Invited presenter at the 2016 White House Science Fair. Received special mention by President Obama during his address.

  • Recognized as one of 90 regional finalists in the 2015 Google International Science Fair

  • 2015 Intel ISEF finalist. Received special awards from International Council of Systems Engineering and U.S. Agency for International Development

  • Selected by the World Bank to showcase at the Fab10 Conference in Barcelona in July 2014 as one of the twenty "open and accessible technologies that will change the world”.

Awards and Honors:

  • Recipient of the national 2015 Sigma Xi Research Showcase Grand Prize Award across all categories ($500) and First Place Award in the Engineering division.

  • Grand prize (best of championship) award winner at Synopsys Silicon Valley Science Fair in the physical sciences category (2015). Received first place awards from Morgan Lewis, IEEE, and Association for Women in Science and awards from the American Vacuum Society and U.S. Public Health Services

2016 Intel STS First Place Award
  • Interviewed and featured in NBC Bay Area Proud by Reporter Garvin Thomas (April 2015) and in NBC Bay Area by Reporter Scott McGrew (October 2015)

  • Recipient of Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award and featured in magazine 2015  (1 of 10 students chosen in the nation)

  • Young Minds Engineering Competition Finalist (2015)

  • Westly Prize Finalist for innovators with novel solutions to community problems. One of twelve individuals aged 17-28 from California. (2015)

  • Winner of the national CTY Cogito STEM research grant. One of twelve students chosen worldwide (2014).

White House Science Fair 2016
Featured by the World Bank at the Fab10 Conference
  • Winner of Future Pioneers Award at the Dream It, Code It, Win It Challenge (2015).

  • Invited speaker at 2015 Intel Developer Forum Conference

  • Won third place at BioGENEius Bay Area Championship (2015)

  • National 1st place winner at the 2016 Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

  • $500 grant from Disney Friends for Change (2015).


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