Ram Reddy is a rising senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) in Alexandria, Virginia. He is very passionate about computer science, computer engineering, and robotics, and he has done a lot of projects in these areas. Reddy likes to do projects and be in positions that have a positive effect on the community and environment. He was the project lead for the app LifeCycle. The team had two main goals: Tell the community how and where they can recycle. They decided to develop a mobile app because a phone would be the easiest to use to take pictures of recyclable materials and is available to almost everyone. He was successful in getting the team to create a viable mobile app and pitch it in the Congressional App Challenge. In the future, he would like to improve the machine learning model to classify a wider range of materials so the app can be easier to use and more helpful.
At school, he is a Sysadmin where he maintains, develops, and fixes a lot of core infrastructure. Outside of school, he is a Control Systems Lead at Potentia Robotics, which is a high school team that aims to build a full-scale bipedal robot. Recently, he conducted the Junior Solar Sprint for Elementary/Middle schoolers where students would race model solar cars. This summer, he will be serving as a mentor for new interns in Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center’s Emerging Diagnostic Investigative Technology program. He works under the guidance of Dr. Joshua Levy and Dr. Louis Vaickus and plans to publish a research paper soon.