Apoorva Panidapu

For the past few years, I've been doing university-level computer science classes at IMACS, and I've loved how rigorous yet enjoyable they are. The IMACS curriculum and approach to teaching has equipped me with the foundation to pursue advanced computer science with confidence and curiosity, and I can't wait to continue to study CS at Stanford this fall with all I've learned from IMACS.
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Apoorva Panidapu from IMACS in 10th Grade to Stanford!

As a homeschool student, Apoorva had the flexibility to study computer science anywhere, ultimately opting to take classes with IMACS. She excelled in our University Computer Science and AP Computer Science A courses during high school and went on to earn exceptional scores of 36 on the ACT and 1570 on the SAT.

When it comes to honors, Apoorva’s achievements suggest those of an accomplished leader at the pinnacle of their field. In 2021, she won the $50,000 Davidson Fellows Laureate scholarship, and in 2022, she won the Rickover Medal of Excellence as a Research Science Institute Scholar. She is also a Diana Award winner, a World Science Scholar, and a first-place winner for the Steven H. Strogatz Prize for Math Communication for her column Gems in STEM, which makes technical STEM topics accessible and fun for a general audience and reaches over 75,000 people. While still in high school, she has also been an author of seven papers in mathematics, four of which have been published in peer-reviewed journals.

In addition to her academic accomplishments, Apoorva is an accomplished and prolific artist, and she has raised over $50,000 for global organizations and charities through her online art gallery, Apoorva’s Art Gallery.

Apoorva was accepted to Stanford, Harvard, and MIT. She plans to attend Stanford, where she will study computer science and public policy. After completing her undergraduate degree, she would like to go to law school before pursuing a career in tech policy, ethical AI, and tech regulation.

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