Elmont Memorial Senior Recognized for Computer Science Achievements
Elmont Memorial High School senior Liliann Ulysse has been awarded the Amazon Future Engineers scholarship for $40,000, as well as the Amazon Black Employee Network Scholarship for $20,000. Both scholarships recognize students for their exceptional contributions in the areas of computer science and engineering.
Among her accomplishments, Liliann was chosen as one of 20 Brown Scholars in the BridgeUP: STEM program in 2018. She had applied for the program in order to build her coding analytical skills. She also worked at the Spoken Language Group at Columbia University for two summers, where she contributed to projects focused on detecting deception in videos and emotion in text-to-speech programs.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Liliann continued to utilize her coding skills in unique ways, such as entering an app development competition. She and another student created Sourceable, a mobile app used to fact check the news. They presented their project at NY Tech Alliance High School Showcase.
Liliann plans to study computer science at Howard University in the fall.