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The AWIS Georgia Youth Program is an educational initiative intended to equip young women with tools for success in STEM.

Participants meet monthly with other students and AWIS Georgia Executive Board members to discuss career goals, research projects, outreach opportunities, and other topics. Brief scientific/career presentations are also provided by STEM professionals.*

Membership is FREE and open to any high school or college student in Georgia.


*Due to COVID-19, all AWIS Georgia Youth activities are strictly virtual for the foreseeable future.


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Maya Chande


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Maya spearheaded the AWIS Georgia Youth Program as a student at North Gwinnett High School. Her passion for STEM has always been evident, as she started an online tutoring company for Advanced Placement science classes, conducted biomedical research at Emory University, and served as an intern with STEM Magazine. Maya is now an undergraduate at Princeton University studying Mathematics.


Rinisha Ramprakash


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Rinisha is an undergraduate honors student majoring in Astrophysics at the University of Georgia. Her current ambition is to earn a Ph.D. in Astrophysics and pursue her dreams of becoming a Research Scientist. This interest sparked during work that led to Rinisha's first-author publication in the Journal of Double Star Observations through the Institute for Student Astronomical Research (InStAR), as well as many visits to several observatories and lectures hosted at Agnes Scott College, Emory University, University of Georgia, and Georgia Tech. In addition to her studies, Rinisha greatly enjoys tutoring STEM students.


Nadine Ahmed

Vice Chair

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Nadine is currently an undergraduate student majoring in Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Nadine is very passionate about STEM outreach and engagement in under-served communities. In addition to working on the AWIS Georgia Youth Board, she is a part of the Coronavirus Data Visualization Team and participates in the Georgia Space Grant Consortium (NASA Program). Nadine hopes to become an immunologist and work with Doctors Without Borders.


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