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Ambitious, collaborative, empathetic 

"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
- Nelson Mandela 

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Ethan K.B


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Ruhi Batchu is an aspiring computational biologist hoping to explore the intersection of the fields of computer science, biology, and neuroscience. 
Ruhi’s passion for STEM was cultivated through the various projects and extracurricular activities she participated in, most significantly her science fair projects. They included an automated efficient watering system (2018), a safety mechanism for balconies (2019), and an automatic stair climbing wheelchairs (2021), two of which won awards at the Synopsys Science Fair. 
However, it was through the CMU Computational Biology Pre-College Program (2022) that Ruhi was a part of that she realized the field she wanted to pursue. Later on, through Pioneer Academics, she worked with Professor Arij Daou of the University of Chicago to write a paper on computational neuroscience titled “Hodgkin-Huxley Modeling to Understand Basal-Ganglia Cortical Neurons in Songbirds” (2023). She is extending this paper in AP Research.
Ruhi has also been an integral part of STEM outreach through mentoring middle school science fair projects and founding SLI Circle of Friends, a program where SLI students teach STEM to the local special ed. elementary school students weekly. Keeping her values of inclusivity and curiosity in mind, Ruhi hopes to continue her passions through college and beyond. "
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