NSHSS members are high-achieving scholars with a drive to succeed, and a desire to change the world for the better. NSHSS is proud to be an inclusive organization, drawing from a broad, diverse pool of students. We are committed to supporting our members by connecting them with opportunities to learn, lead and change the world.
Sharon has researched nanoelectronics and fabrication with researchers from New York University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She plans to study computer science as an undergraduate and to pursue a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence or machine learning. Sharon has created image recognition applications, and she developed a protocol for identifying particles in water samples. Sharon is excited about the future of computer science and she looks forward to being a changemaker in the field. Sharon is the founder of StudyHacks and BitxBit Camp, a web development camp for middle schoolers. She is also the National State President of the New York State Technology Student Association, a columnist for the Huffington Post, and a councilwoman for the National Teen Council. Sharon was named a 2016 White House Champion of Change, as Crain’s New York Business 20 Under 20 and she is a National Ambassador for Youth for Enlightenment and Welfare.
Antonio has been featured on various television networks for creating an app to increase awareness about credit card debt. Antonio has also started Science Helps, “a non-profit organization providing free resources to help solve problems such as world hunger, the scarcity of processing power for scientific research, financial literacy and more.” Antonio aspires to continue to further research in Artificial Intelligence. He is the founder and captain of the Speech and Debate Team and he is a Coca-Cola Scholar, a National Merit Scholar and a tutor.
Kavya’s interests range from biology to computer science to medicine. She explains that she plans to “become an MD-PhD, compassionate caregiver and a creative research investigator.” Kavya has worked with professors from Harvard Medical School to develop a prototype of a mobile diagnosis system for diabetic retinopathy. Kavya attended the White House Conference on STEM Inclusion, and she was a finalist at the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge Summit at NASA. Kavya is the founder and CEO of GirlsComputingLeague, the chair and founder of the Children’s Science Center Youth Advisory Board, and an essay tutor and editor for THinK (Teens Helping Kids). Kavya has been the keynote speaker at various STEM conferences, and she has served as a student researcher for Harvard University, MITRE Corporation, the National Institute of Health and Johns Hopkins Center for Nanomedicine.
As a high school freshman, Felix fell in love with Maglev (Magnetic Levitation) Technology, and he quickly began presenting his research at science fairs. During the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, he presented an “advanced Maglev runway suspension system to a land military, commercial and space aircrafts.” Felix’s research garnered the attention of the U.S. Navy, NASA, and CERN. Felix plans to study aerospace engineering as an undergraduate and electromagnetic propulsion and aerodynamics in graduate school. Felix is the founder of Technology at Your Reach. He is a member of the National Honor Society and serves as president of the Technology Club.
Daniel explains that he has always enjoyed the study of people. He was initially interested in psychology, but he soon became engrossed in Spanish and German studies. During a trip to his home country, Nigeria, Daniel began brainstorming ways to assist Nigerians in need. He started to research the field of developmental economics, and he is eager to create complex strategies to improve communities’ healthcare, education and law enforcement. Daniel served as captain of Mock Trial for four years, as president of the Interact Club for three years and as publicist of the National Honor Society for two years. Daniel is a four-year member of his school’s Senate and a four-year volunteer tutor. Daniel has received early admission to Yale University.
Cassandra would like to introduce a quality index to eliminate to spread of false information in the media. She envisions her system developing into an Artificial Intelligence-controlled peer review process. Cassandra plans to strengthen her understanding of computer science in college, and she is interested in minoring in entrepreneurship. Cassandra has participated in Astra STEAM Summit, Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program and the Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program. Cassandra is copresident of the Women in STEM Club, president of the Students for Literacy Club and she is an avid volunteer.
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