Written: February 20, 2014
Stephanie Hughes is a junior at Tualatin High School, where she is an excellent student, and a robotics team leader. The National Center for Women & Information Technology recently selected Stephanie as an Affiliate Award Winner of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. She was selected by a panel of 2,000 judges from colleges and tech industry to receive this year’s award.
Stephanie is one of the top 25 technically oriented high school aged women in our region selected from over 350 high schools throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Last year, Stephanie was an active member of the Tualatin Robotics First Tech Challenge team that was undefeated and ranked #1 at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry Regional Competition and her team advanced to the State Championship.
This year, Stephanie served as team leader for Tualatin Robotics team #6733, who won the Finalist Alliance & Rockwell Collins Innovate Awards.
Stephanie participates in the Summer Experience in Science and Engineering for Youth (SESEY) program at Oregon State University where high school girls with an aptitude for math and science learn about careers in engineering fields as they prepare for college. Stephanie plans to attend the OSU College of Engineering.
Her other interests include music, dance, art, Young Life and family activities.