2016, 2017 NA Project Water: Raising money to provide developing nations with clean drinking waterThroughout the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school year, I helped coordinate and organize a fundraiser to help developing nations in Africa with clean drinking water. This fundraiser came in the form of a dodgeball tournament for the North Allegheny School District. The events were a huge success, and to date we have raised over $30,000.
2015 White House Science FairIn the spring of 2015, I was honored to be invited to the 2015 White House Science Fair, in which I was given the opportunity to present my Latencies, Haptics, and Passwords project to a group of distinguished individuals, including Eric Schmidt, John Holdren, Bill Nye, and even President Barack Obama. You can check out my presentation to the President of the United States below (skip to 47:50).
2014 Broadcom MASTERSIn the fall of 2014, I was given the privledge of participating in the Broadcom MASTERS national science fair competition, in which I, along with the 29 other finalists, participated in a series of scientific tasks and challenges to test my knowledge and my critical thinking skills, as well as present our latest research. I was honored to win 2nd place in technology, as well as meet with Eben Upton, the SSP staff, the other finalists, and even the President of the United States, Barack Obama! You can check out the highlights video here:
Minor Planet (30159) BehariAs part of my participation in the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS competition, I was given the honor of having a minor planet named after me. The minor planet is called (30159) Behari, and you can learn more about it at the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center.
2014 Hour of Code: Encouraging students to explore the world of programmingOn December 11, 2014, I helped direct and coordinate the 2014 Hour of Code in the North Allegheny School District. To help encourage students to learn programming, we set up an event during the school day in which students would take time off of class to practice programming on Code.org. In total, 432 students participated in the event.