Selin Alara Ornek

I am 16 years old and a Junior in High School, Istanbul. I am AI4ALL Change Maker and a young member of the New York Academy of Science.

I started to learn to code when I was 8 years old and started building robots when I was 10.

I speak English, Turkish and French. I am learning C++, Python and Java through online courses and whilst building my projects. When I get the chance, I really enjoy attending events, talking about my projects, and receiving feedback from all different people.

I have 6 robots; ic4u, ic4u2, BB4All, Hashmet the Android, DO, and Kimbelina.

My motivation is to be able to encourage and show other kids especially girls that technology is fun and to get all young people interested in using technology for good.

My Goals:

  • I aim to study robotics,  artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning(ML) at MIT or Stanford University. 
  • To use technology for social good to make the world a better place for every living being.



Changemakers Portfolio Project Program - Summer 2022


Stanford University

AI4All Cohort - Summer School 2021

Full Scholarship

New York Academy of Sciences

1000 Girls, 1000 Futures Programme

2020 - 21

Irmak Schools

High School

2020 - Current

Stanford University

Robotics & Engineering - Summer School 2019

Full Scholarship

Kücük Prens Okulları

Kindergarden /Primary/ Middle School

Graduated 2020

Programming Languages & Platforms:

  • Python
  • C++
  • Java
  • TensorFlow
  • Dialogflow
  • Tinkercad + Cura
  • Firebase
  • MIT App Inventor
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Arduino
  • Nvidia Jetson