Olympia High School Senior honored as one of Washington STEM’s 2023 Rising Stars

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Laasya-YaramakaCapital Region ESD 113 is proud to share that Washington STEM has recognized Olympia High School’s Laasya Anjana Yaramaka as one of its 11 2023 Rising Stars Awards recipients.

Every year, the Washington STEM Awards recognize young women who have excelled in STEM fields in and outside of the classroom.

Yaramaka is one of the many accomplished students within the Capital Region ESD 113 footprint and is described as a “robotics whiz.” She has used her skills to adapt toys for children with disabilities and mentor students overseas.

“Laasya is a member of two levels of robotics at Olympia High School,” said Yaramaka’s nomination statement. “As a member of OlyRobots, a FIRST Technical Challenge club, she has been critical to the robot design and building. She is also the first to volunteer for outreach experiences, whether it’s to adapt toys for kids with disabilities or run a robotics demo at the local children’s museum.”

Her robotics team, OlyCow Robotics, was able to attend the state championship after being awarded the CONNECT award for their outreach efforts.

In the future, she hopes to follow her passion and become an aerospace engineer.

For more information on Yaramaka and the other 11 Rising Star Award recipients across the state, visit the Washington STEM website.