MetroHacks EmpowHer

2021 Winners

We had a wonderful final ceremony to cap off our inaugural year of the EmpowHer competition, where we announced the grand prize winners and had engaging speaker presentations! Thank you to all the sponsors, mentors, participants, workshop hosts, outreach partners, and speakers that made EmpowHer possible!

Our speakers also shared valuable career advice for all of our students. A huge shout out to Sudha Jamthe, Tracy Bolot, Alice Rao, Tarah Beyers, Mercedes Killingsworth, Srikanth Kapali for their wonderful presentations! Watch our Final Ceremony Here.

Congratulations to our top 3 grand prize winners!

National Grand Prize Winners

1st Place: Mashal Nihal, Saharra Dhamrait, Tahiya Mostafa, and Yathusha Ramanarajah for their project CareOnClick


$5000 • Sponsored by Jane Street

2nd Place: Asritha Bodepudi and Vidushi Meel for their project Melatect: A Machine Learning Approach for Identifying Malignant Melanoma in Skin Growths


$3000 • Sponsored by Target

3rd Place: Khushi Parikh for her project De Novo Design of Ubiquitin-Signaling Enzyme for Alzheimer's Disease


$1000 • Sponsored by NCWIT

Honorable Mentions

  • Anika Kagalavadi, Niharika Chawla, Prajna Sajjan, Spoorti Tadakamalla
  • Arya Oak, Joshika Selvaraj
  • Bethany Siegel, Marlene McKinney, Shreya Kannan
  • Clara Jeon, Uditi Sharma
  • Jyothikaa Ramann
  • Lipika Varma Kammela, Sai Sharanya Reddy Pathakota, Sruthi Vempuluru
  • Sruti Peddi