Future minds take off: Fairfax teen launches Olympiad to ignite a generation of young scientists.

School-wide Spotlight
January 24, 2024

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Emma Tukhi, a junior at Robinson High School in Fairfax County, Virginia, is passionate about science and wants to encourage more students to get involved in research. She is part of the first International Research Olympiad (IRO), a competition created and run by student science researchers. IRO aims to provide research opportunities for middle and high school students and help them develop the skills they need to make meaningful contributions to research programs. Tukhi believes that science is the foundation of all knowledge and wants to inspire others to explore its potential. She is currently working as a research assistant in the bioengineering department at George Mason University and also leads the Girls Who Code Club at her school. The IRO competition is open to students from all over the world and registration is now open.

She was recently highlighted in WTOP.  You can read the article HERE.