Mass Academy Senior Receives NCWIT 2022 National Award
Each year the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) recognizes and honors 9th – 12th grade women, genderqueer, or non-binary students who are active and interested in computing and technology through their Aspirations in Computing (AiC) program. Awards for AiC recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and plans for post-secondary education.
Please join us in congratulating our 2022 National Winner, Mass Academy senior, Sophia Zhou!
Sophia is currently a part-time researcher at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, working on creating machine learning tools for astrophysics challenges. Her past research work has been presented at New Perspectives 2021, published in the Global Journal of Business Research and presented at the 10th International Conference on Data Science, Technology and Applications (DATA 2021). Outside of research, Sophia has taken on and disseminated projects in app, product, and game development. She founded and currently directs Free Urban Extracurricular Learning Corporation, a non-profit organization providing free learning opportunities in computing for young kids. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, playing tennis, and cooking something new!
Each of the 40 national award winners will receive various prizes and will be celebrated at the National Award Ceremony hosted by Bank of America in March 2022. Click here to read the full announcement.
We are very proud of Sophia and encourage all to pursue their passions in computing and technology!