Following are some of Estefania's achievements while she was still in high school.
GALACTIC UNITE BRIGHTMAN SCHOLARSHIP
I received the Galactic Unite Brightman Scholarship. Read More
WINNING ASPIRATIONS IN COMUPUTING
Estefania Ortiz is a 2012 winner of the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award. Now a Stanford University student studying software development, Ortiz has gone on to intern at Microsoft and Facebook in her first two years of college. We recently spoke with Ortiz about what inspired her to apply for the award.
"When I applied to NCWIT I did not really see myself studying or working in Computer Science. In fact, I used to say I wanted to be any type of engineer except for a Computer Engineer. The reason I applied was because I happened to be working on an app at the Metropolitan University of Puerto Rico for my science fair project. Luckily this project was available when I was searching for ideas, and it was my introduction to the world of Software Development. The NCWIT community has empowered and supported me throughout every single phase of my career as a Computer Science student; from not knowing what programming was, to being a Computer Science major, and everything in between," Ortiz writes. ... Read More
INDEPENDENT STUDIES COURSEWORK
I spent my senior year independently studying using the following free online resources:
- Programming Methodology
- Programming Abstractions
- Web Applications Engineering
- Intro to Artificial Intelligence
- Programming a Robotic Car
- AP Calculus BC
- AP Physics B
- Modern Chemistry II
- Financial Markets
CMU PRE COLLEGE
I took Introduction to Programming and Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University during the Summer of 2011.