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91.7 KOOP Radio - Issues for your Tissues

April 12th, 2018

We were interviewed by Katie Vitale on 91.1 KOOP Radio's Issues for your Tissues program to talk about general problems faced by Women and our participation in the Women's Conference. 

July 14th, 2016

Kavya and Priya Ramamoorthy began volunteering at Latinitas years ago teaching lessons to Latinitas ages 9-18 in robotics, video game design, wearable tech and coding.  Both bound for college next year – they share their passion for helping the next generation find a love of tech, medicine and creation.

91.7 Koop Radio FM - People United Talks with WECon Austin Participants

Feb 27th, 2015

People United talks about the 2015 WE Con Austin, the second annual Women's Empowerment Conference being held March 7th and 8th on the Eastview campus of Austin Community College, with three of its youth participants, Smrithi Mahadevan, Kavya Ramamoorthy and Priya Ramamoorthy, as well as with Carrie Tilton-Jones of the Women's Community Center of Central Texas, which organized the conference. Wecon is listed on CNN as one of the Ten International Women's Day events that you'd be crazy to miss.

Nick News with Linda Ellerbee - What is Title IX and Why Do You Care?

January 13th, 2015

We are featured on the Nick News (an award-winning children's news show) episode on Title IX that aired on January 13th, 2015 at 8:00 p.m, EST on Nickelodeon.


Forty years ago, 1 in 27 girls played high school sports. Now? One in 3 girls does, thanks to a law you may have never heard of - Title IX. And you also may not know this: Title IX isn't just closing the gender gap in sports, its trying to close the gap in fields like science and math, too. So, just what is Title IX? And why should you care?



Myra Sadker Student Award

September 7th, 2014

The Myra Sadker Foundation Board is pleased to inform you that you have been selected as a recipient of a $500 Myra Sadker Student Award. We are impressed by the quality of your project and your interest in pursuing and advancing gender equity. 

National History Day 2014

June 15th-19th, 2014

"Westwood High School students Priya Ramamoorthy, Kavya Ramamoorthy, Smrithi Mahadevan and Maanasa Nathan won first place in the Senior Group Website category at Texas History Day with their digital report on this infamous moment in world history." - Not Even Past

Leading Teens: Title IX

May 28 2014


At the age of 16, Priya Ramamoorthy, Kavya Ramamoorthy, Maanasa Nathan, and Smrithi Mahadevan conducted and presented research on Title IX (law which advocates for gender equality in educational programs) at the National History Day  (NHD) competition. Latinitas interviewed these passionate chicas about their research concerning the NHD competition.

AAUW Title IX Champions

March 6th, 2014

Back in eighth grade, Priya, Kavya, Maanasa and Smrithi were looking for a project for a National History Day competition on the topic of revolutionary action and reform. The four students created a website devoted to educating other students about Title IX’s history and value. 

“The Voting Rights Act of 1965: One Vote,One Voice.”

June 28th, 2013

"This is the title of a remarkable website chronicling the history of the Voting Rights Act.  It generously incorporates multimedia exhibits taken from primary sources, and looks to be an exceptional resource."

The Algebra Project - Civil Rights Activist, Robert Moses

June 23rd, 2013

"Hi Folks,

A group of four high-school freshmen girls, Maanasa, Smrithi, Kavya and Priya, from Austin, Texas completed a history project on how the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was a turning point in history."

History of Congress Award

June 13th, 2013

Sponsored by the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress (ACSC), this prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category and from either division which has as its primary focus the history of Congress. 

Title IX: Empowerment through Education!

September 8 2012

Priya and Maanasa join Speak Up! to talk more about how their group of girls became interested in Title IX and what their team hopes to accomplish with the knowledge they have gained through their research.

Title IX's legacy lives on in today's girls' struggles

June 23, 2012

As we researched Title IX, one of the most important things we learned was how hard people like Patsy Mink and Edith Green, co-authors of the law, fought to get Title IX passed through Congress.


From this, we realized the most crucial reason to raise awareness for Title IX.

The "Revolution" of Title IX

August 23, 2012

Thankfully, some of the young women leading the next generation are also aware of the magnitude of Title IX.  A wise group of girls, Priya Ramamoorthy, Maanasa Nathan, Kavya Ramamoorthy and Smrithi Mahadevan have used their talents and voices to showcase what Title IX means to them and why they took on this project;

National Endowment of Humanities Scholars

June 14th, 2012

Thirty-one Middle and High School Students Named National Endowment for the Humanities Scholars at 2012 National History Day. 

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