WASHINGTON–The National STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Education Award, which recognizes an individual who exemplifies excellence in the theoretical and practical STEM education fields and who has meaningfully promoted STEM education, has been awarded to Harvard University student Kavya Kopparapu this year.
Kavya is a freshman at Harvard University, researching at the intersection of medicine and computer science.
Kavya is the inventor of GlioVision, a precision medicine platform powered by AI that predicts tumor characteristics in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional methods. She has been recognized as a WebMD Health Hero, Thiel Fellowship Finalist, Davidson Institute for Talent Development Scholar Laureate, Regeneron Science Talent Search Finalist, and US Presidential Scholar.
Kavya has spoken at the Smithsonian, NASA Kennedy Space Center, and several Artificial Intelligence Conferences. She is the founder and CEO of GirlsComputingLeague.org which has raised over $100,000 for computer science programming impacting over 3,800 students across the US.
STEM Education USA promotes excellence in science, technology, engineering, and math education. Kavya succeeds immediate past winner, Peyton Robertson — the youngest person named to the 2018 Forbes 30 under 30 Science List and holder of 10 patents.