hello,I am Sowmya

Student. Hacker. Social Entrepreneur.


I am a student. As a freshman at Stanford University, I pursue coursework relating to the intersection of the medicine and computer science fields both inside and outside of school.

I am a hacker. I focus my efforts on projects that harness the power of technology for social good. In the past I have created an IoT based embedded systems framework to streamline mTBI detection, a virtual reality application to diagnose ADHD and an epinephrine autoinjector with an infinite shelf life.

I am a social entrepreneur. I cofounded ImpactCS, an outreach program impacting thousands of students from across the nation, and act as a #BUILTBYGIRLS ambassador for Oath (previously AOL).

watch what i do. //recent highlights

where i work.

an overview of my work experience

Bloomberg, Machine Learning Intern

July 2018 - September 2018

StartUp Health, Fellow

September 2017 - September 2018

Bergen County Special Services, Software Developer

September 2017 - Present

Oath (previously AOL), #BUILTBYGIRLS Ambassador

July 2016 - Present

ImpactCS, Cofounder

June 2016 - Present

U.S. Department of State, Youth Ambassador

July 2017 - August 2017

Mount Sinai Health System, Bioinformatics Research Assistant

May 2017 - July 2017

National Breast Cancer Coalition, iOS Developer

January 2017 - September 2017

Walimu, Software Developer

January 2016 - June 2016

Center for Ethical Solutions, Bioethical Research & Development Intern

June 2015 - November 2015

For more information, visit my LinkedIn profile or download my resume.



  • Invited to Give Oral Presentation at IEEE UEMCON (October 2017)
  • Cameron Impact Scholar Finalist (October 2017)
  • United Nations & World Learning Small Grant Recipient (September 2017)
  • Intel Best Pitch Award (August 2017)
  • Invited to Present Research to First Lady of Malawi (August 2017)
  • Research Paper Accepted for Publication by IEEE (August 2017)
  • MakeSchool National App Competition 1st Place Winner
  • TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon Overall 1st Place & Grand Prize Awardee(May 2017)
  • Association for Computer Machinery Computing Award (March 2017)
  • Yale Science and Engineering Award NJRSF (March 2017)
  • North Jersey Regional Science Fair 1st Place in Math & Computer Science Category (March 2017)
  • Mu Alpha Theta Award For Excellence in Mathematics (March 2017)
  • National History Day Regional Winner & NJ State Qualifier (March 2017)
  • Toshiba Exploravision Contest Honorable Mention (March 2017)
  • NCWIT Aspirations in Computing New Jersey Winner and National Affiliate Award (December 2016, February 2017)
  • Recipient of Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from the US Congress (December 2016)
  • Microsoft Imagine World Cup Semifinalist (December 2016)
  • #BUILTBYGIRLS Future Founders National Challenge - Finalist and Scholarship Recipient (September 2016)
  • SkillsUSA 2016 NJ State & National Gold Award for Community Service Project #SayNo2Hunger (April 2016, June 2016)
  • HOSA International Conference - 3rd Place Medical Innovation Category (June 2016)
  • NJ HOSA 2016 State Conference - 1st Place in Medical Innovation Category (March 2016)
  • Meteor Web Development National Scholar (January 2016)
  • IBM Bluemix Student Ambassador (June 2015)
  • Kode With Klossy National Scholar (June 2015)
  • Future Problem Solving International First Place Winner - Pharmaceuticals (June 2012)

Grants & Scholarships

  • AspireIT $3,000 Grant Recipient (April 2017)
  • Young Science Achievers Program (YSAP) Grant Recipient (January 2017)
  • Bank of America Scholarship Awardee (December 2016)
  • Disney & ABC Youth Service America Grant Recipient (December 2016)
  • MIT Society of Women Engineers Grant Recipient (November 2016)
  • #BUILTBYGIRLS AOL $1,000 Scholarship Recipient (September 2016)

in the news.

local, national and international recognition of my work, projects and accolades

On the ADHD Diagnostic Tool I Developed


On Being Named A Kode With Klossy Scholar

Get In Touch

want to collaborate on a project, grab coffee or have a general question? drop me a line at hi@sowmyapatapati.com