Senior Portfolio Akshara B. Period 6


Model Airplanes

September 2007 - June 2010

With my mentor, Mr. Young.

Entered Lynbrook High School


Science Club!


My first Android Phone

Approx. Feb 2011

The Nexus One, my first smartphone.

Synopsis Science Fair


My first science fair

Synopsis Science Fair


My second science fair

Scarlet Letter Video


Still don't know how we aced this project... Here's the link to the entire video:

Summer Research Internship @ Stanford University

07/04/2013 - 08/16/2013

I did an internship at Stanford University under Dr. Nidhi Bhutani

Driving Permit!


Got my driving permit!

Acceptance from UCSD


Submitted my SIR to UCSD! Had many options, but went with the Tritons.

Signed up for Facebook!


After years of avoiding Facebook, I have finally decided that it is time to join. It's probably going to help in college, so might as well get one.

Graduation from Lynbrook High

June 6 2014


Junior National Honor Society

March 2010

Harker Math Invitational 1st Place

Approx. March 2010

Red, White, Blue Award in Algebra II/Trig


Santa Clara Valley Mathematics Association Mad Hatter Competition 15th place


Science Olympiad Regionals

Feb 9 2013

2nd Place in Elastic-launched glider at regionals

Red, White, Blue, Award in AP Chemistry


Science Bowl Regionals 3rd Place


Science Bowl Regional Competition at SLAC

USA Biology Olympiad Semifinalist

April 11 2014

UC Berkeley BIOEHSC: Best Research Award


UC Berkeley Bioengineering Honors Society Competition award



Computer (Science) stuff

First exposure to computer science

August 2011 - June 2012

My first exposure to computer science (Java class), which has taken me on the road of discovery in computing.

Master Audacity

06/28/2012 - 08/16/2012

Used Audacity extensively over the summer to edit audio from a lot of recordings of recitation of Shri Bhagavatha by our gurugalu Shri Shri Suvidyendra Theertha Shreepadaru.

Created Hanabi

Approx. April 2013 - June 2013

For our APCS final project, we created a multiplayer online card game called Hanabi. Team was comprised of me, Henry Walter, and Albert Huang.

Learned C++

June 2013 - December 2013

Learned Visual C#

June 2013 - August 2013

Built my first gaming PC


Built my own PC! Parts list:

Learning Python

Jan 2014 - 05/31/2014

Philosophy ( Shrimad Acharyara Tatvavada)

Started Learning Stotras from Shri Vittalacharyaru

July 2005

I started learning Shri Sundarakanda, Shri Krishnashtaka, Shri Vishnusahasranama, Shri Vishnu vijaya stotra, Shri Bhagavadgeeta, Shri DashAvatAra Stuti.

Bala Mukunda



April 2011

Learnt Shri Veda suktas and Shri Manimanjari

June 2012 - August 2012

Learnt some Shri Veda suktas and Shri Manimanjari over the summer from highly-esteemed Shri Vittalacharyaru at Shri Purna Pragnya Vidyapeetha