MEDHA K.

Dedicated, Motivated, Positive

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow."

-Helen Keller

 

BIOGRAPHY

Medha has been a member of the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute since the start of the program in 2014. The program's opportunities to take advanced courses in math and science, to experience design thinking in the real world, and to work with the latest technologies in the industry have led her to develop a strong interest in engineering. 

 

As president of the UNICEF club at Santa Clara High School (SCHS), Medha raises awareness and fundraises with her classmates to help mothers and children in developing countries. She also volunteers with the FIRST Organization by mentoring younger children to give them exposure to technology and robotics. Because of this experience, Medha hopes to pursue a degree in computer science, to combine her engineering passion with giving back to her community; the ability of CS to improve the world around her is a future that she cannot wait to be a part of.

 

Medha is a former member of the Varsity Swim team and a current member of the Marching Band at SCHS, as well as a member of First Tech Challenge team Deja Vu.  In her free time, Medha enjoys playing piano and drawing. During the summer, she works as a lifeguard and enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

 

National Merit Semifinalist

2019

Semifinalist

Technovation, 2019

Recognized for designing and building Santé, a pharmaceutical app for the blind submitted to global coding competition

7th in California

Global Math Challenge, 2017

Highest Individual

Scorer in SLI

Math Olympiad, 2016 & 2017

AWARDS & PROJECTS

The 49ers STEM Leadership Institute (49ers SLI) provides multi-year, year-round academic support, STEM enrichment, skills training, and leadership opportunities to students in middle and high school. Students, who are with the program for six years from 7th through 12th grade, commit annually to 300+ hours of program learning time in addition to their typical school hours. By cultivating student mastery in STEM subjects and in key skill areas, the program prepares students for college and empowers them to pursue their passions; so that they may become the well-rounded leaders of the future. The 49ers STEM Leadership Institute is made possible by the strong partnership between Silicon Valley Education Foundation, 49ers Foundation, Chevron, and the Santa Clara Unified School District.

Special Thanks To...

49ers SLI students Danielle B, Stephanie K, & Jennifer L for designing and building this website.

49ers SLI students Iris C, Sriya S, & Lauren L for editing photos for this website

Photographers Thomas Hayes, Barry Fiedler, & Karen Lee Thompson for taking headshots of 49ers SLI seniors

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