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?
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.
"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
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.
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."
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.
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.
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;