September 2015 Student Highlight
Name: Teshaara Smith
Grade and School: sophomore, Tampa Bay Technical High School
Q: What do you like best about the STEM Corps program?
A: I like the constant coding. I like it a lot. It’s kind of like a puzzle, where you can put all the pieces together and it turns into something.
Also, I have friends here. I really enjoy it.
Q: What are your thought about more young women learning how to code?
A: There should be more girls learning how to code. At school, there’s only one other girl in the tech program besides me. Sometimes it can be a little intimidating because it’s a male-dominated class. I recently met another girl and I’m encouraging her to stay in the program. Hopefully, she’ll be joining me in the STEM Corps program.
Q: What accomplishments have you achieved in STEM Corps program? What are some of your goals in the program?
A: I am certified in Microsoft PowerPoint. My goal is to become a mentor after I complete a few projects I’m working on.