Cancer

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Katie Pohlig

Experience in TKS in 

Global Innovate Program

In 

2022


Katie

 participated in TKS 

Global Innovate Program

Katie

 chose to build projects in: 

Cancer

Katie

's 

Review of TKS

TKS has become my second family, more than my second family, to be honest. I also have gotten to research what I'm passionate about. I've learned how to be more legit and make my presentations high quality; I didn't even know I could make high quality presentations. TKS has helped me take control of my time and life, but it has also helped me beyond what someone would expect: I've gotten mental health advice, family advice, and way more.

Before TKS

Before TKS I would procrastinate on my homework until right before I had to go to bed. In my free time I would just be bored, play Minecraft, or sing. Occasionally I would spend the day being productive and getting work done, but didn't actually try to extend my knowledge much past what I learned in school, although I wanted to. I pretty much would wake up, go to school, go to rowing or skiing/Nordic (depending on the season), do my homework, have a music lesson, then do whatever until bed. I would sometimes get stressed about "not having enough time," when, in reality, I was just wasting my time on things I didn't need to do. Also, before TKS I had lots of trouble in social situations. I'm not saying I don't now, I still find them stressful to some extent, but I'm so much better at being social and talking to people. In public before TKS, I would be/speak formally - for the most part - but now I am actually being myself because TKS helped me do that; I now don't care as much about what others think of me, and I'm okay with showing people who I am.

During TKS

In TKS I started out with a cancer explore. I did several other explores, but cancer I just loved (which is sort of odd because I told myself when I was little that I didn't want to research cancer). I have written a few articles on cancer. I'm writing an article about cancer metabolism and certain genes in cancer metabolism right now for my focus. The last cancer article I wrote, about apoptosis, I showed to my bio teacher, and she replied to me, "Are you supposed to have previous knowledge about this? Because I had to google a lot of it." This was such a great feeling in some ways to know that I made my bio teacher google stuff about bio to understand my article. I did an explore hackathon with some friends, and we thought of using nanotechnology to detect soil conditions and plant health. Then the data would be sent to an app on a farmer's phone, and the farmer could take the next steps to prevent disease before it actually gets bad. Our hackathon group got into top 10, but we didn't win. I also have a focus hackathon coming up, and my group is primarily made of some of my cancer focus friends. I'm super psyched to work with them!

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PlantSense - Farming Insight App

Unmol Sharma
Shiza Charania
Dev Shah
Ashna Nirula
Bagavan Marakathalingasivam
Khushi Sharma
Tara Prole
Melanie Seymour
Erica Akene
Jessica Song
BJ Moon
Louis Zhu
Ava-Lillie Lee
Anastasija Petrovic
Prerana Manoj
Tom Moffat
Sabarish Gnanamoorthy
Ben Nashman
Tanisha Bassan
Siyana Lalani
Davide Radaelli
Nikitha Ambatipudi
Naila Moloo
Nicolas Gatien
Aliya Ojuade
Sofia Sanchez
Karthik Mittal
Aditya Mittal
Zaydan Moti
Mikey Taylor
Jack McDonald
Nina Khera
Ahmed Moselhi
Alice Liu
Avery Parkinson
Maggie Li
Riya Karumanchi
Nina Khera
Aayan Esmail
Hannah Le
Soleil Vivero
Victoria Dmitruczyk
Caitlyn Coloma
Aaron Lewis
Zara Syed
Jerry Qu
Amelia Settembre
Ayesha Khan
Ali Gangeh
Nick Crees
Yessica Behl
Kevin Liu
Arnav Paruthi
Stephanie Porfiris
Michael Trinh
Eliza Aguhar
Adar Kahiri
Madhav Malhotra
Anupra Chandran
Jay Parthasarthy
Aadil Ali
Mukundh Murthy
Bryan Lee
Faith Inello
Adeola Ojuade
Ayleen Farnood
Samarth Athreya
Roshan Adusumilli
Alishba Imran
Soumiya Sivasathiyanathan
James Wang
Santiago Arredondo
Sam Li
Vishanth Thangavelautham
Cameron Kerr
Devanshi Upadhyay
Elvis Polanco
Aarna Arora
Anna Gordon
Aarya Jagdale
Alexandre Boutoille
Samantha Ouyang
Isabella Jabbour
Joao Nina Matos
Abhinav Menon
Bonisha Maitra
Saeed Tamboli
Laibah Ahmed
Katie Pohlig
Aleeza Jahan
Amory Cheng
Zayn Patel
Lina Nada Maach
Kshirin Anandkumar
Cameron Kroll
Brianna Gopaul
Liam Hinzman
Isabella Grandic
Aryan Khimani
Pari Vansjalia

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Unmol Sharma
Shiza Charania
Dev Shah
Ashna Nirula
Bagavan Marakathalingasivam
Khushi Sharma
Tara Prole
Melanie Seymour
Erica Akene
Jessica Song
BJ Moon
Louis Zhu
Ava-Lillie Lee
Anastasija Petrovic
Prerana Manoj
Tom Moffat
Sabarish Gnanamoorthy
Ben Nashman
Tanisha Bassan
Siyana Lalani
Davide Radaelli
Nikitha Ambatipudi
Naila Moloo
Nicolas Gatien
Aliya Ojuade
Sofia Sanchez
Karthik Mittal
Aditya Mittal
Zaydan Moti
Mikey Taylor
Jack McDonald
Nina Khera
Ahmed Moselhi
Alice Liu
Avery Parkinson
Maggie Li
Riya Karumanchi
Nina Khera
Aayan Esmail
Hannah Le
Soleil Vivero
Victoria Dmitruczyk
Caitlyn Coloma
Aaron Lewis
Zara Syed
Jerry Qu
Amelia Settembre
Ayesha Khan
Ali Gangeh
Nick Crees
Yessica Behl
Kevin Liu
Arnav Paruthi
Stephanie Porfiris
Michael Trinh
Eliza Aguhar
Adar Kahiri
Madhav Malhotra
Anupra Chandran
Jay Parthasarthy
Aadil Ali
Mukundh Murthy
Bryan Lee
Faith Inello
Adeola Ojuade
Ayleen Farnood
Samarth Athreya
Roshan Adusumilli
Alishba Imran
Soumiya Sivasathiyanathan
James Wang
Santiago Arredondo
Sam Li
Vishanth Thangavelautham
Cameron Kerr
Devanshi Upadhyay
Elvis Polanco
Aarna Arora
Anna Gordon
Aarya Jagdale
Alexandre Boutoille
Samantha Ouyang
Isabella Jabbour
Joao Nina Matos
Abhinav Menon
Bonisha Maitra
Saeed Tamboli
Laibah Ahmed
Katie Pohlig
Aleeza Jahan
Amory Cheng
Zayn Patel
Lina Nada Maach
Kshirin Anandkumar
Cameron Kroll
Brianna Gopaul
Liam Hinzman
Isabella Grandic
Aryan Khimani
Pari Vansjalia

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There has not been a single moment where I did not love being a part of TKS.

In the news.

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Unmol Sharma
Shiza Charania
Dev Shah
Ashna Nirula
Bagavan Marakathalingasivam
Khushi Sharma
Tara Prole
Melanie Seymour
Erica Akene
Jessica Song
BJ Moon
Louis Zhu
Ava-Lillie Lee
Anastasija Petrovic
Prerana Manoj
Tom Moffat
Sabarish Gnanamoorthy
Ben Nashman
Tanisha Bassan
Siyana Lalani
Davide Radaelli
Nikitha Ambatipudi
Naila Moloo
Nicolas Gatien
Aliya Ojuade
Sofia Sanchez
Karthik Mittal
Aditya Mittal
Zaydan Moti
Mikey Taylor
Jack McDonald
Nina Khera
Ahmed Moselhi
Alice Liu
Avery Parkinson
Maggie Li
Riya Karumanchi
Nina Khera
Aayan Esmail
Hannah Le
Soleil Vivero
Victoria Dmitruczyk
Caitlyn Coloma
Aaron Lewis
Zara Syed
Jerry Qu
Amelia Settembre
Ayesha Khan
Ali Gangeh
Nick Crees
Yessica Behl
Kevin Liu
Arnav Paruthi
Stephanie Porfiris
Michael Trinh
Eliza Aguhar
Adar Kahiri
Madhav Malhotra
Anupra Chandran
Jay Parthasarthy
Aadil Ali
Mukundh Murthy
Bryan Lee
Faith Inello
Adeola Ojuade
Ayleen Farnood
Samarth Athreya
Roshan Adusumilli
Alishba Imran
Soumiya Sivasathiyanathan
James Wang
Santiago Arredondo
Sam Li
Vishanth Thangavelautham
Cameron Kerr
Devanshi Upadhyay
Elvis Polanco
Aarna Arora
Anna Gordon
Aarya Jagdale
Alexandre Boutoille
Samantha Ouyang
Isabella Jabbour
Joao Nina Matos
Abhinav Menon
Bonisha Maitra
Saeed Tamboli
Laibah Ahmed
Katie Pohlig
Aleeza Jahan
Amory Cheng
Zayn Patel
Lina Nada Maach
Kshirin Anandkumar
Cameron Kroll
Brianna Gopaul
Liam Hinzman
Isabella Grandic
Aryan Khimani
Pari Vansjalia

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