Sol Kim has been named a spring 2017 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Scholarship for Women winner by Best Value Schools. The announcement was published on the organization’s website in May.
Kim, currently a full-time sophomore at Brown University, will receive a $2,000 scholarship to support her post-secondary pursuits. She’s currently enrolled in the Sc.B. Computer Science program taking courses like algorithmic design, software engineering, and computational linguistics. Kim collaborated on the NuSys project in the Brown Graphics Lab to create a Universal Windows application with a whiteboard-style interface. Through the Brown Entrepreneurship Program, she also recreated the website for innovativeonthehill.com as a design-tech crossover.
It is Kim’s goal to integrate technology into the culture’s moral fabric, enhance diversity, and stop online antagonism. She also strongly advocates for women in tech to shift away from the “brogrammer” culture and created the Conversationalist app for ladies and minorities to contribute more to white male-dominated discussions. Since 2014, Sol has developed the STEM curriculum for science enrichment in disadvantaged communities with Maarifa International. Her selfless acts inspiring young computer scientists led to her recognition with the President’s Volunteer Service Gold Award.
“At Best Value Schools, we believe Sol personifies the ideal recipient with her unwavering dedication to advancing technology to resolve real-world human problems,” said editor Pam Beiler. “We admire Sol’s innovation, academic aptitude, programming prowess, and compassionate volunteer work. We expect she’ll keep growing her talent after her upcoming software engineering internship at Facebook this summer.”
The criteria for selecting STEM Scholarship for Women recipients includes academic achievement, participation in school and/or community activities, and how well the personal essay highlights the applicant’s career aspirations as a female in a STEM career. More than 130 individuals applied for the 2017 scholarship. Read more about STEM Scholarship for Women at the following link:
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