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Distinguished Finalist

Ambica Ramchandra

Jamestown , North Carolina

Ambica Ramchandra, 17, of Jamestown, N.C., a senior at The STEM Early College at N.C. A&T,
founded an educational program designed to teach refugee girls how to create computer applications and then transform them into potential businesses. Ambica recruited three other girls to help her develop a curriculum, and several more young women to help deliver lessons that encourage the refugees to apply both technical and business knowledge to real-world social and science problems.