A Google's Global Science Fair finalist is one of IMSA TALENT's own!
Not only did Trisha Prabhu come away with first prize in Power Pitch this year, she is a finalist with her cyberbullying project, renamed ReThink, in Google's Science Fair. Watch here for information how to vote for her project.
See Trisha's Project: https://www.googlesciencefair.com/projects/en/2014/f4b320cc1cedf92035dab51903bdd95a846ae7de6869ac40c909525efe7c79db
She acknowledges TALENT for helping her develop her idea:
"I would also like to take a moment to acknowledge and thank those that mentored me through my anti-bullying product prototype. As part of being an innovative and enterprising 13 year-old, from a young age, I have enjoyed developing product ideas and pitching them to potential investors. The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA - https://www.imsa.edu/), a gifted college preparatory school for 10-12th graders runs a program called “Talent PowerPitch”, where the students pitch their Product ideas to real investors at 1871(http://www.1871.com/) an entrepreneurial hub in Chicago, for cash prizes. Despite the fact I’m only 13, two of the directors of this program, Carl Heine and Jim Gerry, have allowed me to compete against the high school students for the last 3 years (I did my first PowerPitch when I was 11). This year, I pitched my anti-bullying software product idea as part of the Prelims and at the Finals at 1871 and won 1st place. Thank you Carl and Jim for believing in me all along." source