Engineering / Technology / Technology

Cynthia Erenas

“It’s the crazy ideas that make the world a better place.”

Science:

Cynthia will soon be the first person in her family to graduate from high school, but she’s doing more than that – she’s won elite national awards for her mad robot-building skillz.

Secret:

Cynthia met will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas through a program in her L.A. high school; since then, he’s helped her embrace technology and imagine wildly; we “gotta feeling” the sky’s the limit for this girl.

cynthia.i.am

Cynthia Erenas connects with will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas and becomes a superstar teen roboticist.

30 Seconds on Building Your First Robot

We give Cynthia Erenas 30 seconds to offer tips on robot-building and she suggests that you take things apart.

A Big Change in the World

Cynthia Erenas dreams big, builds technology, and challenges gender roles at the same time... all while she's still in high school.

About Cynthia Erenas

Cynthia Erenas emigrated from Mexico to Los Angeles when she was 8 years old. Since then, she has learned to speak English, become a genius roboticist, given a TED talk and become one of only ten winners (out of 32,000 entrants) in Dean Kamen’s FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics competition. And oh yeah, she’s gonna graduate from high school next month.