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New York Chapter

See what drives this regional chapter and meet the state’s team of devoted students striving to make a difference in the lives of the next generation of computer scientists!

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New York Chapter Mission

What We Strive For

The GCL New York Chapter aims to diversify the computer science community by providing access to STEAM education, particularly in under-represented demographics, by conducting hackathons, innovation workshops, STEAM days and facilitating tech clubs. We hope our interactive sessions and project-oriented curriculum with a focus on cutting edge technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning will help these students to make an impact in not just their own lives but also in their communities.

New York Chapter Leader

Sujay Sundar

“My name is Sujay Sundar and I am a freshman at Jericho High school. A science research and engineering design student in high school, I am passionate about Computer and Bio Sciences, Business Management and Math. I presented a Scratch-based application on Environmental best practices, in elementary school, at the New York Hall of Science STEM night and this received a special mention from the New York City Chancellor. I was selected to represent my school at the FBLA New York State competition for which I built a GUI application to track student community service hours. I received the first prize, among Long Island high schools, in the Emerging Leaders Business Competition in the Healthcare Category. I have completed several Technology and Soft Skills Courses offered by institutions like Yale, Johns Hopkins and Columbia.

As the GCL Chapter leader in New York, I hope to share my passion for computer science with the community, particularly in under-represented demographics, by conducting hackathons, innovation workshops, STEAM days and facilitating tech clubs. As part of GCL, I have conducted Python programming, Machine Learning and app development training sessions. Currently pursuing research under the mentorship of a neuroscience professor in CUNY, I am assisting a GCL team in a clinical trial project towards building a web-based tool to locate eligible clinical trials for more than 9 million veterans and 50 million patients on Medicare/Medicaid. I am one of the judges for GCL’s annual national AInnovation Business Summit AIdeathon event and also part of the 1000 schools initiative to help disadvantaged schools get access to STEM education. A recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Gold Award, I am in the advisory board for teens at a local public library in Nassau and have interned with my County Legislator on Crisis Mitigation during the COVID-19 pandemic. I am CPR trained and helped build face shields for local first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. In my spare time, I enjoy playing basketball, pursuing classical music and am a member of my school’s chess team.”

New York Chapter Leader

Sahana Sundar

“My name is Sahana Sundar and I am a 5th grader at Cantiague Elementary School (Jericho). I am passionate about robotics, coding, math, app and website development. I presented a Scratch-based application on Environmental best practices, in 1st grade, at the New York Hall of Science STEM night and this received a special mention from the New York City Chancellor. After completing the Google CS First assignments in 3rd grade, I was nominated to be code ambassador in school. I created a website to raise funds for young cancer survivors and helped facilitate a robotics club in 4th grade. A member of my school’s Math olympiad team, I have completed several Technology and Soft Skills Courses offered by institutions like Johns Hopkins and Columbia.

As the GCL Chapter leader in New York, I hope to share my passion for computer science with the community, particularly in under-represented demographics, by conducting hackathons, innovation workshops, STEAM days and facilitating tech clubs. As part of GCL, I have conducted Python programming, Robotics (FLL and FTC), web and app development training sessions. I am assisting a GCL team in a clinical trial project towards building a web-based tool to locate eligible clinical trials for more than 9 million veterans and 50 million patients on Medicare/Medicaid. I am one of the judges for GCL’s annual national AI Innovation Business Summit AIdeathon event and also part of the 1000 schools initiative to help disadvantaged schools get access to STEM education. A proud girl scout cadette, I am passionate about community service and have received the President’s Volunteer service gold award. I am in the advisory board for teens at a local public library in Nassau and also helped build face shields for local first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. A member of the Principal’s shared decision making committee in elementary school, I authored and submitted a scientific paper on risk and spread mitigation strategies for pandemics to a national educational organization. In my spare time, I enjoy playing basketball and chess, designing mandala art, playing the violin, pursuing classical vocal music and dance.”

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This chapter is working hard to begin planning new events for students in their state. If you would like to help plan events or be apart of the chapter’s future plans, email the chapters team at newyork@girlscomputingleague.org.

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