New Albany News

NAHS senior

Miller earns TechColumbus scholarship

New Albany High School senior Katherine Miller on Feb. 2 received the 2011 TechColumbus student innovation award, which includes a $2,500 scholarship.

Miller will attend the University of Pennsylvania, where she plans to study chemical and biomolecular engineering.

She was chosen for the award because:

• She was awarded the 2011 Ohio Affiliate Aspirations in Computing Award and the 2012 National Aspirations in Computing Award from the National Center for Women and Information Technology.

• She helped found a high school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) club for girls.

• She founded FIONA (Future Innovators of New Albany) as an after-school program to introduce advanced STEM education for middle school girls.

• She worked as a team leader for the New Albany-Plain Local School District digital network assistant (DNA) program, in which students rebuild the district’s computers each summer.

TechColumbus is a nonprofit organization that supports new and current technology businesses.

This is the second consecutive year a New Albany High School senior won the award, according to high school technology teacher David Herman.

— Lori Wince