Temitope Oye

Temitope Oye won an award for the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing in 2016.

Temi has been interested in science, technology, and space since elementary school. She started looking further into her interest in computer science in 6th grade when she started learning HTML. Then she went beyond Computer Science into animation and attended a summer camp at MIT, which taught her about the 3D Animation software, Autodesk Maya.

In high school she enrolled in the computer science AP class in which she learned Java. Then in the summer of her sophomore year she took a summer program at University of Houston, which taught her how to program in C++. In the beginning of her junior year, she joined the computer science team, which competed with other schools in her district.

She was accepted into the NASA Aerospace Scholar program and is currently a member of the Texas High School Aerospace Scholars. In the summer of 2016, Temi teamed up with AspireIT and University of Houston to start a summer program to teach middle school girls how to build. Later she joined 19 others at a 7-week Girls Who Code summer immersion program at Google where she learned six new programming languages.

She is currently in her first year of college in Boston, Massachusetts at Northeastern University as a computer science major.

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Energy Day Award Winner Has Patent Pending

Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) and Consumer Energy Education Foundation (CEEF) partner with nine academic competitions throughout the school year each year as part of our Energy Day Academic Program (EDAP). One award recipient was high school senior Zury Cutler for his three-year-long science research program project was called “A Clear Path to a Brighter Future: Creation and Characterization of an Optically Transparent Hybrid Supercapacitor and Solar Concentrator.” He was awarded at the 2016 International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering, and Environment Project (I-SWEEEP) competition here in Houston. Cutler has a patent pending on his technology. CEA, CEEF, and Energy Day are thrilled to be able to support problem-solvers like Cutler. Read more.