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Mihika Shankar

Mihika Shankar is a senior at West Windsor Plainsboro High School North. As the founder of The Coding Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization for enriching underrepresented youth in the field of computer science, she has reached an audience of over 2000 students with workshops, international camps, and an artificial intelligence book. From analyzing duckweed sequences research with the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) to quantum computing in the Stanford SPINWIP program, she works consistently to build her coding, engineering, and STEM expertise. As an intern at Cornell Tech, she developed her skill set in Unity and C# and performed research with graduate students in the applications of automated technologies. She has placed in the World Championships of First Tech Challenge, and First Robotics Competition, and has won the National Honorable Mention Award for NCWIT Aspirations in Computing. On the side, she builds projects with AI and creates her own apps. She is currently building an AI crowd detection app. In the future, she aspires to make an impact on the world, whether it be in her own job as a software engineer or forming her own company to address a real world issue with technology.

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