The WashingtonExec STEM Council will host a “Meet and Greet” with Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) senior Pooja Chandrashekar from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 10 at Nysmith School. She will speak about ProjectCSGirls, the nonprofit she founded to encourage young girls around the world to pursue careers in the STEM fields and to discuss the future of “ProjectCSGirls.” A Q&A session will follow.
Chandrashekar earned local notoriety in April when it was announced in The Washington Post that she’d gained admission to all 14 schools she’d applied to — including all eight of the Ivies — in addition to Stanford, MIT, Duke, the University of Virginia, the University of Michigan and Georgia Tech.
ProjectCSGIRLS will hold its national gala June 6-7, 2015, at George Mason University to celebrate girls in computing, a platform to honor the winners of its competition and a forum to discuss the importance of women in technology. It is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to close the tech gender gap through running a national computer science competition for middle school girls and workshops around the country.
There is no cost to attend the “Meet and Greet” on June 10th. Click here to register.