I've been participating in science fair/research since I was in elementary school! Over the years, I've developed an immense passion for science and have worked on multiple independent projects. I've also had the amazing opportunity to present at competitions, conferences and discussions across the world. Ranging from presenting at the American Junior Academy of Sciences annual conference, being published in Columbia's undergraduate science journal or being a finalist for the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) - it has been an honor to represent science, my state and my country at these opportunities!
Nereid is a novel method to detect microbial contamination in water through AI processing. I am currently in the process of implementing it in my hometown and in India.
Detecting water contamination
Electrae is an all-in-one device that generates energy from a multitude of sources. Through piezoelectric materials, low-flow hydropower, and photovoltaic cells, it is applicable in virtually any environment.
Generating Renewable Energy
The Science Talent Search (STS) Finalist
I was chosen as a Regeneron STS finalist for my research project on water contamination detection systems. Coming from a very underfunded and small high-school research program, I was also the first student to ever be a finalist in my school's history.
NCWIT Collegiate Award Winner
I was named as the 2022 NCWIT (National Center for Women & Information Technology) Award winner and received a $10,000 scholarship for my research in neural network systems. I was the youngest student selected for that year.
The Conrad Challenge
The Conrad Challenge is a STEM-based businesses pitch competition. My sister and I submitted Ganges, a novel water-contaminant detection tool. We were chosen for the Pete Conrad Scholar and the Power Pitch Awards, as the only team to have ever won both.
International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)
ISEF is the highest level of science fair, bringing together 2,000 of the top young scientists across the world. I was selected as an ISEF finalist following 7 rounds of competition, and represented my home state of Ohio and the US on the international stage.
Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (JSHS)
I have won both first and second place at JSHS for my research on novel AI systems. I was one of only five students from my state to qualify to the national level. I received the award of "Best in Fair" and second place at my regional symposium (OJSHS).
Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP)
I am a 2-time state winner and national finalist for the Stockholm Junior Water Prize. During this experience, I was also able to network with water professionals and educators to further evolve my advocacy.
Gold Medalist at Genius Olympiad
I presented my research about neural network algorithms at the Genius Olympiad and received the Gold Medal award. Qualification to the Genius Olympiad involved 2 intermediary fairs as the US can only nominate a certain amount of students to present.
Presented at AJAS Conference as a Melvin Scholar
The annual AJAS Conference is held in conjunction with AAAS. I was selected by the Ohio Academy of Science as a Melvin Scholar to present my renewable energy research at AJAS. My abstract was also published in the AJAS journal.
MOSTRATEC Brazil International Science Fair
From ISEF, I was selected as one of three US students to compete at the Brazilian International Science Fair (MOSTRATEC). I received the Bronze Medal Award for both my competition category of Energy and in the International Students category.
Ohio State Science Fair / UC Regional Science Fair
I am a 6-time Regional and State Science Fair qualifier. I first began non-competitive science fair in elementary school, and began competitive science fair in 7th grade (the earliest that my school allowed). This photo is actually of my first competitive Regional science fair!
Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge
The Young Scientist Challenge is a national invention-based competition. I was named as a top 10 finalist for my renewable energy innovation that generated energy from vehicular motion. I continue to be involved with this challenge in order to inspire students to join STEM!
Broadcom MASTERS Nominee
Broadcom MASTERS is the middle school competition organized by the Society for Science (the organization behind ISEF and STS). I represented my regional fair at MASTERS. I am one of the only students to have competed in all 3 of the Society's competitions.
Paradigm Challenge Finalist
I am a 2-time Paradigm Challenge Finalist. The first was for my project on energy renewables and the second for my work in using neural networks as detection systems for various ailments/issues.
CREST is sponsored by the British Science Association to support young people's work in science and engineering. I was selected as an international delegate to receive the CREST Award in technology for my research in machine learning algorithms.
US EPA Outstanding Achievement Award
I received this Oustanding Achievement Award from the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and PEYA (the President's Environment Youth Awards) for my research on ways to protect our environment (both with renewable energy and to detect water contaminants)