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Cynthia Erenas

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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.


Cynthia met 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 Erenas connects with 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.

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