• Our Research Scholars

    Global Admissions

     

    Since the first month of opening our portals, in May 2024, we have recieved 410+ Applications from Girls in 45+ Countries, on 5 Continents, in every grade level, for every GIR program.

    Top Research Scholars

     

    From Argentina and Peru to the United Arab Emigrates and Singapore, to Nigeria and Kenya, to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, to South Korea and the Philippines - our final chosen research scholars are the top selected researchers of their global admissions class, with an acceptance rate of 11% to our Inaugural cohort in June and an acceptance rate of 9% for July.

    Global Impact

    Topics currently under research for the June 2024 cohort of research scholars range from the sustainability of space tourism to how theoretical physics affects biocentrism, to the implications of robotics in pediatric healthcare to the material adaptability of seaweed bioplastics, to the usage of quantum computing in cybersecurity.

  • Featured Scholars

     

    Meet The Scholars of Girls In Research

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    Eve Ang

    Girls In Research Scholar

    July 2024 Cohort

    Natural Sciences Track

     

    Hometown:

    Singapore, Singapore

     

    Age:

    16

     

    Why Girls In Reseach? "I chose Girls In Research as I wanted to foray into research and wanted further mentorship on my existing independent research projects in hematologic cancers. I loved connecting and meeting girls from all over the world to learn and grow together!"

     

    Biography: Eve is a 16-year-old biobusiness enthusiast from Singapore with a remarkable dedication to biomedical sciences, driven by her mother’s battle with stage 4 breast cancer. Recognized nationally and regionally for her innovative contributions to healthcare, Eve aspires to be a trailblazer in biomedicine. Her passion for hematology and oncology fuels her desire to explore cutting-edge research methodologies and improve patient care. A high school junior in the International Baccalaureate program, Eve’s achievements include having developed an app designed to provide ASEAN patients with greater access to medical care in Singapore, a project that earned her accolades for its innovation and potential impact on the healthcare system. Additionally, she created "Evoke," an app aimed at helping youth track their physical activity, reduce screen time, and adopt healthier lifestyles, which was awarded $300 for Most Innovative Project. These accomplishments reflect Eve’s dedication to improving healthcare accessibility and promoting healthy living, aligning with her long-term vision of leveraging biomedicine to make a tangible difference in the world.

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    Aksungul Adilbekova Arislanbekovna

    Girls In Research Scholar

    July 2024 Cohort

    App-Builder

     

    Hometown:

    Nukus, Uzbekistan

     

    Age:

    15

     

    Why Girls In Reseach? "I chose to participate in Girls In Research because it offers a unique platform for young girls to dive deep into research and innovation, which aligns perfectly with my passion for IT, mathematics, and physics. The program provides access to mentors who are experts in their fields, offering invaluable guidance and inspiration. I am particularly driven to develop an app to assist people with diabetes, and Girls In Research gives me the resources and support needed to turn this vision into reality. What I love most about Girls In Research is the community of like-minded individuals who are equally passionate about making a difference. The collaborative environment encourages us to share ideas, challenge each other, and grow together. Additionally, the program emphasizes not just academic growth but also personal development, helping us build confidence and leadership skills. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to be part of such a supportive and inspiring community, and I look forward to the friendships and knowledge I will gain through this experience."

     

    Biography: Aksungul is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusivity in research and technology, driven by the belief that empowering girls in these fields is essential for innovation and a more equitable society. At just 15 years old from Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan, she aims to leverage programs like Girls In Research to deepen her coding skills, explore new programming languages, and seek opportunities in AI. With ambitions to become a programmer, she is focused on enhancing a diabetes management and education app she developed, incorporating features like glucose intake monitoring and user education. Her academic interests span IT, Mathematics, and Physics, and she has already made notable achievements including being a Camp Rising Alternative Finalist, a Tele 2024 Finalist, and a G4G 2024 Finalist. As a Technovation Girls 2024 Alumna and leader of Team ADM2X, she led her team to victory in a Hackathon organized by Yandex Go and Technovation Girls. In addition to her technical prowess, she is a skilled violinist, photographer, and synchronized swimmer.

     

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    Varnessa Kayen Varlyngton

    Girls In Research Scholar

    June 2024 Cohort

    Combo Track: Social Sciences and Natural Sciences

     

    Hometown:

    Port Harcourt, Nigeria

     

    Age:

    13

     

    Why Girls In Research? "I chose to be part of Girls in Research because I believe in the power of education especially in the field of research. I am passionate about learning and exploring new ideas, and I am excited to be part of a community that values and encourages the pursuit of knowledge. Girls in Research provides a platform for me to connect with like-minded individuals, gain valuable skills, and contribute to meaningful research projects. I am eager to learn from others, share my own experiences, and make a positive impact in the world of research."

     

    Biography:Varnessa Kayen Varlyngton, a 13-year-old multipotentialite from Port Harcourt, Nigeria, is a prolific writer, dramatist, and environmental advocate with a passion for scientific inquiry and innovation. She authored her first book, "Amama," at age 10, addressing critical issues like deforestation and biodiversity loss. Varnessa's impressive portfolio includes features on BBC News Pidgin, JMP Bliss Radio, Innovate Child Network, and the Young Readers Library in partnership with the British Council. Her animated film, "Anesthetic Love," was showcased at the inaugural Plotagon Film Festival 2023. Varnessa's accolades include being named a Kidpreneur Ambassador in 2021 and winning the 30 Books Challenge for best journal presentation and vocabulary. An avid reader and writer, she also creates animations and is deeply committed to climate action and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Varnessa aspires to be a pediatric psychologist, neurologist, and medical doctor, focusing on children's nervous systems to improve their quality of life. She is eager to expand her research skills and contribute to the Girls In Research program, a groundbreaking initiative empowering young women globally in natural science and technology.

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    Melisa Tatar

    Girls In Research Scholar

    July 2024 Cohort

    Social Sciences Track

     

    Hometown:

    Ankara, Turkey

     

    Age:

    17

     

    Why Girls In Reseach? "I joined Girls In Research with the purpose to continue to be a better version of myself. I am committed to learning and improving as I add to my knowledge while walking this path towards my goals. I was thrilled to be accepted and awarded a scholarship that made this amazing journey possible for me. Girls In Research marks a significant milestone in my path and is indeed a huge step for me as I climb up this ladder to success. I am grateful to my amazing mentor and everyone who has illuminated my journey and provided guidance along the way."

     

    Biography: Melisa is a 17-year-old researcher from Ankara, Türkiye, driven by an insatiable thirst for knowledge and a bold vision for her future. Undeterred by the economic and educational limitations in her country, she strives to forge her own path toward greatness, aiming to become a researcher and professor at a prestigious Ivy League institution. With a profound passion for biology, neuroscience, psychology, and social sciences, Melisa is also a multilingual talent, fluent in Turkish and English, and currently mastering French. Her academic journey began early, where she published three issues of a science magazine in elementary school and later designed a Turkish literature magazine in 11th grade. She has actively participated in school research projects, won a writing competition, and received a leadership program invitation. Her dedication extends to volunteering, where she has worked with diverse communities, and she is currently engaged in an environmental sustainability program, exploring economy, problem-solving, and project development. Currently, through the Girls In Research program, she is delving into the psychological effects of denied abortion, seeking to expand her academic abilities under expert mentorship. Melisa’s ultimate goal is to attend Stanford University and make significant contributions to her field and society. Her perseverance in the face of adversity exemplifies her commitment to pursuing knowledge and creating opportunities for herself and others.

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    Milagros Antonella Tacacho Cardozo

    Girls In Research Scholar

    June 2024 Cohort

    Combo Track: Social Sciences and Natural Sciences

     

    Hometown:

    Salta, Argentina

     

    Age:

    16

     

    Why Girls In Research? "I joined Girls In Research in order to use this opportunity to give back to my community by STEM communication. Girls in research is a great opportunity for me since each week I'm receiving more tools to develop the best research experience and get to know more about a wide range of topics, especially the one my research will be about "the social impact of physics breakthroughs". At first, I chose the program because it seemed to be great to have guidance with experienced mentors on what I would do in my community. However, I didn't expect that I would be guided by the one of a kind and incredible mentor I'm having, Elizabeth. I love the open communication and confidence we have and how we understand each other. I also appreciate the marvelous team behind all that is doing a great job to make me feel comfortable, understood and included and I can not forget to mention about the new international friends I'm making on this track like my peer on this mentoring process, Wairimu."

     

    Biography:Milagros is a highly motivated individual dedicated to pursuing a career in engineering, particularly nuclear engineering. Driven by the political and economic challenges in Argentina, she aims to leverage STEM research and mechanical engineering to make a positive impact. Her goal is to give back to her community by inspiring young girls to explore opportunities in STEM fields. Recognizing that STEM careers have been deprioritized and underpaid due to political changes, Milagros is committed to encouraging gender equality and raising awareness about STEM possibilities for girls in Argentina. With experience in international relations, social sciences, and intergenerational communication, she is deeply involved in student representation and local politics. Milagros seeks a deep immersion in STEM programs to counteract the adverse effects of political decisions on science and gender equality in Argentina, advocating for increased science investment and greater participation of girls in STEM. Through her dedication, Milagros aspires to contribute to the betterment of her community and foster a brighter future for the next generation.

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    Wairimu Karanu

    Girls In Research Scholar

    June 2024 Cohort

    Combo Track: Social Sciences and Natural Sciences

     

    Hometown:

    Nairobi, Kenya

     

    Age:

    17

     

    Why Girls In Research? "I chose Girls in Research because despite my independent investigation, I needed guided structured research so I can be more effective. Also, Girls in Research provides me the opportunity to write a high level research paper, which is really important preparation for a career in STEM. Girls in research also provides a discussion-oriented means of learning, which strengthens your discussion skills and ability to interact and add to information from different perspectives, which is a vastly better learning method than your typical slides presentation, which is what I love about Girls in Research. It’s only been two sessions with my mentor, but I already feel a lot more confident in expressing my perspectives."

     

    Biography: Wairimu, a 17-year-old from Nairobi, Kenya, is driven by an insatiable curiosity for physics, especially astrophysics, sparked by her early fascination with outer space ignited during her 8th-grade viewing of Interstellar. Her journey into physics began as a personal quest to understand electrostatic forces and gravity, particularly their implications in the study of black holes, which she independently researched due to her unwavering enthusiasm and lack of available mentors. Eager to transcend traditional learning methods, Wairimu seeks to deepen her theoretical knowledge beyond typical classroom settings and generic presentations. Armed with proficiency in HTML and Java from her AP Computer Science studies, she aims to leverage this program to draft a college-level paper and create a research poster, laying the groundwork for her dream of becoming an astrophysicist and attending the University of Chicago. Her dedication to exploring new frontiers in physics reflects her determination to push the boundaries of her understanding and cultivate an open mind towards the mysteries of the universe.

     

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    Alexandra Sanchez

    Girls In Research Scholar

    June 2024 Cohort

    Combo Track: Social Sciences and Natural Sciences

     

    Hometown:

    Ica, Peru

     

    Age:

    15

     

    Why Girls In Research? "I joined Girls In Research because my curiosity led me to publish a brief paper on the properties of noni, a natural medicine. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I noticed the growing problem of technological waste in my community and created a project to address it. We managed to safely mitigate the risks associated with this waste, making a tangible impact. Teaching primary students about astronomy is one of my favorite activities. I love making science accessible and exciting for young minds. Recently, I had the incredible honor of representing my locality in the government of Peru where I had the opportunity to speak at the side of ONU representatives."

     

    Biography:

    Alexandra Sanchez, a driven young physicist hailing from Ica, Peru, fervently pursues her passion for unraveling the mysteries of the universe. At just 15 years old, Alexandra is propelled by a deep-seated curiosity about complex physics concepts, particularly black holes and their profound implications for our understanding of spacetime and the cosmos. Her journey into science began early, sparked by a transformative experience in the Amazon at age 7, where she first glimpsed the wonders of biodiversity. Alexandra's commitment to scientific inquiry is not only evident in her academic pursuits but also in her community engagement; she actively educates elementary school students on physics, aiming to dispel misconceptions and ignite curiosity. Her aspirations extend beyond personal enrichment; she aims to leverage her participation in this prestigious research program to pioneer advancements in physics, preparing herself to lead open debates in fields like string theory and quantum mechanics. Alexandra's dedication to scientific exploration, coupled with her compelling vision for bridging the gap in educational opportunities, marks her as a promising future leader in the global scientific community.

     

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    Trisha Mehta

    Girls In Research Scholar

    July 2024 Cohort

    Natural Sciences Track

     

    Hometown:

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

     

    Age:

    17

     

    Why Girls In Reseach? "I chose Girls in Research because I am a huge feminist! Encouraging girls to pursue research in traditionally male-dominated fields is something I could definitely vouch for and adore their motivation and organization. Kudos to them!"

    Biography: Trisha Mehta is a 17-year-old high school student from Dubai with an unwavering passion for science that fuels her every pursuit. Guided by the motto “Learn what you love and love what you learn,” Trisha delves into diverse fields of interest, from athletics to art and music, though her heart remains steadfastly with science. Her curiosity about the universe and our place within it has led her to dream of monumental goals, including finding ways to ensure the survival of humanity beyond the lifespan of our Sun and exploring extraterrestrial life. As she prepares for college applications, Trisha aims to pursue a PhD and become a leading engineer and professor, with aspirations to teach at prestigious institutions like Harvard. Her fascination with astrophysics drives her research into the possibilities of human existence in distant galaxies. Outside of academics, Trisha enjoys painting and has been inspired by a moment of introspection guided by her father to discover her true calling. Enthusiastic about joining communities like GIR, she admires its mission and vision and is eager to contribute to and grow from its enriching environment.

     

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    Cailin Rugema Francesca Ihozo

    Girls In Research Scholar

    July 2024 Cohort

    Combo Track: Social Sciences and Natural Sciences

     

    Hometown:

    Kigali, Rwanda

     

    Age:

    15

     

    Why Girls In Reseach? "I chose Girls in Research because the program provides amazing mentorship from the best of the best to peers similar to me. My motivation for this roots back to my origin, in my area, the thought of someone similar to me researching and possibly publishing a paper is something many have never even heard of and whilst that may be the impression, I hope to break those odds. Similarly, I believe that is the reason why I adore this program, it provides a space for me and many peers to research articulately from all parts of the world and achieve their own goals."

     

    Biography: Cailin Rugema is a rising junior from Kigali, Rwanda, currently studying at an international school under the Cambridge system. With a strong academic foundation in physics, chemistry, and mathematics, Cailin excels in these subjects and harbors a deep interest in aerospace engineering and environmental science, particularly within the aviation industry. She is driven by a commitment to addressing the environmental challenges of climate change, influenced by the real-life issues she observes in her home country. Cailin aspires to become an aerospace engineer, focusing on the development of innovative composite materials and sustainable fuels to mitigate the carbon footprint of the aerospace sector. Her career goals include exploring the fields of aerodynamics and fluid mechanics, with a vision to contribute to sustainable advancements in the industry. Enthusiastic about programs like “Girls in Research” that support young women from diverse backgrounds, Cailin seeks to gain fundamental engineering knowledge, clarify her future career prospects, and contribute to significant research endeavors. Outside of her academic interests, she is passionate about playing the violin, soccer, and swimming, which help her manage stress and maintain balance. Cailin looks forward to the opportunity to engage with leading experts in her field and make meaningful strides toward her career and educational aspirations.

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    Aziza Ne'matova

    Girls In Research Scholar

    June 2024 Cohort

    Tech Track

     

    Hometown:

    Navoi City, Uzbekistan

     

    Age:

    16

     

    Why Girls In Research?"I have been trying to enhance my research skills since January 2024. but having no mentor and clear timetable / schedule didn't let it come true, hence I tried to find programs or opportunities to help me and I applied for Girls in Research for June 2024 cohort for 10 week program. I believe it really helps because my mentor's guidance is really a guidance even there has been just one session till now."

     

    Biography: Aziza, a prodigious talent driven by an unwavering passion for technology, epitomizes a relentless pursuit of excellence. Originating from Navoi city, Uzbekistan, at the age of 16, Aziza's fascination with technology ignited through casual typing and design, swiftly evolving into a pivotal cornerstone of her identity. Her journey is richly adorned with experiences such as her internship as a Python - Programming and Data Science Teacher Assistant at SENSORIKA, an IT Educational Centre, where she distinguished herself as a proficient coder and astute innovator. Aziza's influence extends beyond her technical prowess; she serves as an alumna and ambassador of Digital Generation Uzbekistan since February 2024, embodying leadership and advocacy within the tech community. Recently accepted to TechGirls 2024, Aziza stands poised to fulfill her career aspiration as a Quantum Computing Engineer. Her ability to craft intricate programs underscores her as one of the most adept and seasoned coders we've encountered, heralding a future defined by groundbreaking technological innovation.

     

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    Uzma Binte Ahmed

    Girls In Research Scholar

    July 2024 Cohort

    Natural Sciences Track

     

    Hometown:

    Dhaka, Bangladesh

     

    Age:

    15

     

    Why Girls In Research? "I chose Girls in Research for many reasons, but primarily because of the idea of a community they offer, which is quite rare in research programs. After my first week, I am sure I have made the right decision because the professionalism and dedication to guiding a generation of girls in research was what made the program stand out to me. So far, my journey has been amazing, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me!"
     

    Biography: Uzma Ahmed, a remarkable 15-year-old from Dhaka, Bangladesh, is a dynamic young researcher with a passion for genetics, neuroscience, and psychology. With a keen academic interest in medicine, physics, English, and linguistics, Uzma has already made significant strides in her field. She has conducted original research on stem cells and published a scholarly paper on the subject, showcasing her dedication to advancing scientific knowledge. Additionally, Uzma is the founder of an upcoming literary magazine designed to provide a platform for youth to publish their art and research, as well as a developing non-profit aimed at community service. She is also in the process of publishing her own poetry collection, reflecting her literary talents. Her early curiosity about science and research, which began in childhood, has driven her to work with a professor on stem cell research and to write papers on astrophysics. Through the Girls in Research (GIR) program, Uzma aims to expand her skills and ideas with expert mentorship, aspiring to pursue premed studies at an Ivy League university and build a career in medicine, biomedical engineering, or psychology. Her current research interests include exploring the genetic spectrum of antibiotic resistance and its implications for cancer research, reflecting her commitment to addressing critical scientific challenges and giving back to her community.

     

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    Sachi Alexis Paredes

    Girls In Research Scholar

    June 2024 Cohort

    Natural Sciences Track

     

    Hometown:

    Manila, Philippines

     

    Age:

    15

     

    Why Girls In Reseach?"I chose Girls in Research because it offers me the perfect platform to enhance my research skills and methodologies, which is essential for my growth as a scientist. Winning the STEM Research of the Year award for my work on seaweed bioplastics validated my passion and potential, and I want to build on that momentum. My goal is to become a material scientist, focusing on materials science and bioplastics, and Girls in Research provides the mentorship, resources, and community I need to achieve this. Additionally, it helps me improve how I communicate my findings, ensuring my innovations can make a real impact."

     

    Biography: Sachi, a driven and curious high school senior hailing from Manila, Philippines, discovered her passion for research through a childhood challenge from her father, which sparked an enduring curiosity. At just 16 years old, Sachi's commitment to STEM research on environmental solutions was recognized with the prestigious STEM Research of the Year award for her groundbreaking work on seaweed bioplastics. Eager to further cultivate her skills, Sachi is dedicated to enhancing her research methodologies and effectively communicating her findings through publication. Her ambitious career goal is to become a nuclear engineer, driven by her fascination with materials science, particularly in utilizing the Philippines' abundant seaweed for innovations in bioplastics. Beyond her academic achievements, Sachi actively participates in Girls in Research to broaden her expertise and contribute meaningfully to her field.

     

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    Munkhzul Jargalsaikhan

    Girls In Research Scholar

    July 2024 Cohort

    Combo Track: Humanities and Social Sciences Track

     

    Hometown:

    Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

     

    Age:

    17

     

    Why Girls In Research? "I chose Girls in Research as online opportunities to build a community and do research with amazing mentors are not common. Ever since my interview, everyone including Anna, Elizabeth, and my research partner has been truly amazing. I hope to meet the other researchers soon and build a GIR Family."
     

    Biography: At 17 years old, soon to be 18, Azula hails from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, where the urban environment has shaped her inquisitive nature and passion for research. With a solid foundation in the International Primary Curriculum and International Middle Years Curriculum over the past four years, she has developed a diverse array of interests, with a current focus on human rights literature. Her academic ambition is to pursue a field that integrates research, humanities, and science. In her gap year, she is eager to delve deeper into research and coding, aiming to build a network of like-minded peers through the Girls in Research program. Her goal is to bridge gaps in college-level research opportunities and gain project experience, which she feels was a missing element in her applications to U.S. university programs. Driven by a vision to work in AI and create tools to enhance educational access for under-resourced communities, Azula is passionate about exploring the potential for AI to replicate human emotional intelligence. Her interest in the intersection of psychology and computer science fuels her academic pursuits, and her experiences as an exchange student in Italy have reinforced her commitment to fostering meaningful connections. Always curious, she often wakes in the night to jot down new research questions, reflecting her deep-seated passion for knowledge and discovery. Looking ahead, she aspires to contribute to the educational field by leveraging her experiences to support and mentor future generations.

     

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    Ezoza Nizomova

    Girls In Research Scholar

    June 2024 Cohort

    Combo Track: Social Sciences and Natural Sciences

     

    Hometown:

    Tashkent, Uzbekistan

     

    Age:

    15

     

    Why Girls In Research? "I chose Girls In Research because it supports young women in exploring their interests and making a real impact. Working with Anna Pugsley has been amazing. I love the hands-on projects, the supportive vibe, and connecting with girls from all over the world. This program is helping me grow as a researcher and get ready for the future."
     

    Biography: Ezoza is a multilingual high school student with a profound interest in computer science and aerospace engineering. Fluent in Korean, Russian, Uzbek, English, and Japanese, she is currently studying to become a computer scientist with aspirations for a career in software and web development. Her passion for astronomy, sparked by reading Stephen Hawking and exploring topics like black holes, has led her to delve into the sustainability of space tourism. Ezoza has conducted preliminary research on the ecological and economic impacts of space tourism, including space junk and its environmental consequences, by reading extensively from sources like BBC and Forbes. Despite her youth, she has gained experience as a copywriter for "You and Your Mind," an Australian NGO focused on children's mental health. Ezoza dreams of having a mentor to guide her through her research, aiming to turn theoretical knowledge into impactful facts. With guidance from a dedicated mentor, she is eager to expand her abilities and contribute significantly to the field of astronomy and space tourism sustainability.

     

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    Aizhamal Kozhanova

    Girls In Research Scholar

    July 2024 Cohort

    Natural Sciences Track

     

    Hometown:

    Astana, Kazakhstan

     

    Age:

    16

     

    Why Girls In Research? "My desire to get into this program was generally due to curiosity in the field of science. As a high-school student, I clearly realize the necessity of guidance from an expert or faculty member. Particularly, one of the significant advantages of the program “Girls in Research” that I want to allocate is a world class mentorship. Getting guidance from advanced post-graduate students surely inspires confidence in successful work and significantly boosts my research skills. By actively participating in extracurricular activities, such as this program, I hope to broaden my educational experience and build a well-rounded profile. I can not mention that acting in this program prepares to conduct dissertations and other advanced courseworks in the university, which is really important to learn already being a scholar. Moreover, one of my priorities is to take advantage of research opportunities and get hands-on experience, while also communicating with like-minded people and building strong connections with them."

     

    Biography: Aizhamal Kozhanova is a 16-year-old scholar from Astana, Kazakhstan, whose profound interest in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience drives her academic pursuits. With a remarkable commitment to both research and community service, Aizhamal has actively tutored children with disabilities, including working with a boy with autism, which sparked her curiosity about the neural underpinnings of learning and inspired her goal of enhancing educational systems for better mental health support. Her academic endeavors are complemented by her creative talents in design and video editing, where she uses Figma to craft engaging visual projects and participates in filmmaking contests. Aizhamal is eager to join the "Girls in Research" program to gain world-class mentorship, deepen her understanding of neuroscience and social media’s effects on mental health, and build meaningful connections with like-minded peers. Her ultimate ambition is to advance public health through innovative research and impactful community engagement.

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    Sania Batool

    Girls In Research Scholar

    June 2024 Cohort

    Combo Track: Social Sciences and Natural Sciences

     

    Hometown:

    Hyderabad, Pakistan

     

    Age:

    16

     

    Why Girls In Research:"Girls In Research has been the initial opportunity that crossed my path, and I must say, it has been a delightful journey. They have not only offered me a scholarship but also provided financial assistance, which has made a substantial impact on my life. I am deeply grateful to my wonderful mentor, she treat me with utmost care and respect, just as they do with all the other scholars. Girls In Research has indeed been a pivotal factor in my academic and personal development."

     

    Biography:

    Sania, a driven 16-year-old from Hyderabad, Pakistan, is on a determined path towards independence and professional success. Her aspiration to become a medical doctor and researcher stems from a deep-seated desire to innovate at the intersection of medicine and artificial intelligence, with a specific focus on oncology. Her passion for combating pancreatic cancer is fueled by its formidable challenges, motivating her to envision a future where medical AI robots revolutionize cancer treatment. Selected for her first interview, she exuberantly embraces opportunities like GIR. With handwritten notes detailing advancements in cancer research, Sania is eager to collaborate with experts, conduct experiments, and forge connections that will enable her to make a meaningful impact in the field. Her dream of attending a leading medical university in China underscores her commitment to achieving excellence in healthcare innovation.

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    Jean Yoo

    Girls In Research Scholar

    July 2024 Cohort

    Combo Track: Humanites Track and Applied Arts Track

     

    Hometown:

    Seoul, South Korea

     

    Age:

    16

     

    Why Girls In Research:"Girls In Research has been the initial opportunity that crossed my path, and I must say, it has been a delightful journey. They have not only offered me a scholarship but also provided financial assistance, which has made a substantial impact on my life. I am deeply grateful to my wonderful mentor, she treat me with utmost care and respect, just as they do with all the other scholars. Girls In Research has indeed been a pivotal factor in my academic and personal development."

     

    Biography:

    Jean Yoo, a 16-year-old scholar from a suburb of Seoul, South Korea, is a passionate student who is attending the prestigious Emma Willard School. With a deep interest in art and its evolving role in the modern world, Jean is excited to explore the intersection of AI and art through the 'Girls In Research' program. Her career ambitions include becoming a curator or art therapist, with a focus on innovative and challenging roles within the art field rather than a traditional artist’s path. Jean is particularly drawn to the Applied Arts and Design track for its flexibility and creativity, believing that the program’s structured approach will help her develop consistency and enhance her creative skills. Her research aims to investigate how AI and NFTs are transforming traditional artistic practices and their implications for the future of art. Inspired by her experience at an all-girls school, Jean is motivated to foster innovation and inspire future female leaders through original research and impactful contributions to the art community.

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    Nilufar Mamadaliyeva

    Girls In Research Scholar

    July 2024 Cohort

    App-Builder

     

    Hometown:

    Samarkand, Uzbekistan

     

    Age:

    17

     

    Why Girls In Research: "The Girls in Research project has opened doors to incredible opportunities for me. For a long time, I have sought to develop independent research skills, but such projects were often scarce and costly. Girls in Research, however, has bridged this gap, connecting students with international mentors across various fields. Despite having only completed two sessions, I have already gained invaluable knowledge and insights. This experience has been transformative, empowering me to pursue my research ambitions with renewed vigor and confidence."

     

    Biography: At 17, she hails from the culturally rich Samarkand region of Uzbekistan, where her initial dream of becoming a politician was driven by a desire to improve her community’s access to technology. After moving to the capital a year and a half ago, her burgeoning interest in technology led her to discover a passion for IT and Data Science, shifting her focus from politics to the dynamic world of technology. Currently immersed in studying Data Science, she aspires to delve into Cognitive Psychology and Neural Networks, inspired by Geoffrey Hinton’s pioneering work in AI. Through her participation in the Girls in Research project, she seeks to enhance her research skills and collaborate on large-scale, interdisciplinary projects that explore the intersections of AI, cognitive psychology, and neural networks. With a foundation in coding and software engineering, including projects like creating tutorials in Uzbek and developing e-commerce websites, she aims to bridge the gap between technology and social sciences. Her vision is to develop innovative technologies and theories that advance our understanding of human cognition and improve AI systems, ultimately making meaningful contributions to the field of technology and beyond.

     

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    Mishaal Irfan

    Girls In Research Scholar

    July 2024 Cohort

    Combo Track: Social Sciences and Natural Sciences

     

    Hometown:

    Lahore, Pakistan

     

    Age:

    16

     

    Why Girls In Research: "I chose Girls in Research to connect with empowering women from various demographics. It's a unique platform that has helped me connect with mentors from the world’s top colleges. My favorite part of Girls in Research is that I get to collaborate with a fellow research scholar from another part of the world.`'

     

    Biography: Mishaal Irfan, an 18-year-old from Lahore, Pakistan, is a dedicated A-level student and the Chief Columnist for Lacas Science Journal, where she channels her profound interest in STEM. With a strong foundation in biology developed over the past four years, Mishaal’s research focus is on genetic biology, driven by her fascination with the concept of human immortality explored in a podcast episode from The Economist. Through the 'Girls In Research' program, she seeks to broaden her academic and professional horizons, connect with inspiring international women, and strengthen her STEM expertise. Mishaal aspires to pursue a medical degree, with a secondary interest in sociology or psychology. Her participation in the program is motivated by a desire to give back to her community, advance her knowledge, and build a robust network for her future endeavors.

     

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    Xusnora Razzaqova

    Girls In Research Scholar

    July 2024 Cohort

    Combo Track: Humanities and Social Sciences Track

     

    Hometown:

    Syr Darya region, Uzbekistan

     

    Age:

    16

     

    Why Girls In Research: "I truly wanted to improve my research abilities, so I needed assistance from a professional with this kind of background. Because I consider research to be an integral part of my life rather than just a hobby. Afterwards, I became aware of Girls in Research. Since this is the first global virtual research and tech incubator for high school girls, I was impressed and wanted to attend. I was also drawn to the mentors, and I believe that this is an exceptional chance to learn from them. I think Girls in Research offers me the chance to learn useful skills, meet new people, and take initiative."

     

    Biography: Xusnora Razzaqova, a 16-year-old from Sirdarya, Uzbekistan, is a passionate student with a strong interest in Social Sciences and Humanities. Currently pursuing AS/A levels with a focus on STEM education, Xusnora is also a language learner, avid reader, and poet in her native language. Her diverse interests include playing the piano, dancing, swimming, jewelry making, and exploring new subjects. Known for her creative thinking, problem-solving abilities, and effective communication skills, Xusnora aspires to become a human rights lawyer committed to expanding educational opportunities for girls in Uzbekistan and ultimately attending Harvard Law School. She is drawn to the 'Girls In Research' program for its exceptional chance to learn from qualified mentors, enhance her research skills, and build a supportive network of like-minded individuals. Through this program, Xusnora seeks to deepen her understanding of human rights, improve her leadership capabilities, and prepare for a successful future in her chosen field.