Role: Founder and CEO at Technovation (formerly Iridescent)
Location: San Carlos, California, USA
Education: M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Boston University and B.S. in Physics from St. Stephen’s College
Fun Facts: Tara grew up as the daughter of a doctor in the Army and a mechanic who served in the Indian Air Force. She dreamed of flying or building airplanes and tinkered with engine parts as a child. Tara studied aerospace engineering before founding her nonprofit.
About the Images: Tara is the leader of Technovation and an advocate for STEM learning. She works with girls and families who participate in Technovation programs all over the world as shown in the top picture. The bottom picture shows a finalist family at the first Technovation Families AI Challenge Championship Event. This event celebrated six finalist families who identified community problems and solved them using AI.
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Participants in Technovation brainstorm problems they want to solve, prototype an app, and then code an app, often in App Inventor.
What kind of app would your students create?