WDIO TV Duluth

A search is underway for the best and brightest tech-savvy girls. The Aspirations in Computing Awards program recognizes the talent of high school girls in Minnesota, who are interested in technology.

Kirsi Kuutti is a past award winner and former student at Duluth East, where she led the Daredevils robotics team. She’s now a UMD student, and also works with NASA through the U.S. Department of State’s Pathways Internship Program.

“I flip-flop between UMD and NASA. I do engineering work. I’ve built fluid systems, sat Console and Mission Control, and this spring I’ll be returning to Mission Control to help with garbage collection on the space station.”

— Kirsi Kuutti