The Secret is Finally Out!

Meet the judges of the 2022 Wiz Prodigy Online STEM Competition. Oh — did we mention NASA?

We are counting down the days to the Wiz Prodigy Competition submissions deadline and we are super excited to introduce you to our line-up of judges!

Drumroll please —

Meet Stela Ishitani Silva

Stela Ishitani Silva is a Brazilian astrophysicist working as a Research Assistant at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and pursuing her Ph.D. in Physics at the Catholic University of America.

Pictured above: Stela Ishitani Silva

In her research, she analyzes the brightness of host stars to detect planets outside of the Solar System. Stela has already co-authored the discovery of ~200 planet candidates and is currently investigating machine learning techniques to facilitate the processes of the detection methods. In 2019, she won the John Mather Nobel Scholar Award for her research at NASA GSFC.

In her free time, Stela likes to draw, sing and play the guitar.

Next up on our judges list is…

Siobhan Anderson

With a background in Mechanical Engineering and experiences at MDA Canada, we are super excited to have Siobhan as one of our judges!

Stay tuned to learn more about Siobhan and more content from the judges!

The finish line is coming up soon!

Wiz Prodigy student participants — make sure to submit your space rover before the submissions deadline and don’t miss out on the opportunities to learn from our amazing judges!

Interested in more Online STEM Competitions?

Well — you are in luck!

We are recruiting for the upcoming Wiz Summer Innovators Coding Competition (WSI) just in time for the summer.

The WSI is a 4-week Roblox Competition where you get to play, learn, and compete. Head on to the WSI website to learn more about this exciting summer program.

Pictured above: 2021 WSI Winners

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