Tanisha Dhami

SIP Member Since 2021
University of Waterloo

Computer Science, Physics
Class of  2026

Skills & Highlights:
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Diligence
  • Growth Mindset
Resume Summary:

Enthusiastic, highly-motivated computer science student with proven leadership capabilities, who likes to take initiative and seek out new challenges. Self-motivated, with 5+ years of practical experience in creating and delivering innovative STEM seminars to adult educators and MS/HS students. Technical proficiencies include Java and Python. Creative problem solver with proven project management and team-oriented skills.



  • 2021 Scratch to Python – Online Programming Course – FutureLearn
  • 2021 British council: Micro:bit
  • 2019 Python For Everybody (University of Michigan)

Awards & Scholarships

  • 2021 International mathematics olympiad challenge elitist
  • 2020 Hack Overflow – 1st Place
  • 2020 BreakIn – second place
  • 2020 – Best performance award for Maths and computer science at 10th grade graduation


  • 2021 International Young Physicists tournament – Indian team captain
  • 2021 International Maths Olympiad Challenge – Elitist
  • 2021 Orange revolution event, Resurgence: Commerce and Economic Fest – 2nd place
  • 2020 – Organized CADCreate event for Tech-A-MAIS (school tech competition)

Presentations & Speaking

  • 2021 Champions For Science Virtual Educators Conference: Students as Partners
  • 2021: HackSIP 2 Hackathon; co-host
  • 2021: STEAM Bloom Conference: Starting Early: Developing 21st Century Skills for Your Next Step in STEM: College/Career!


  • 2020 Intern at CodeTigers: Great Indian Coding Competition
  • 2020 Starting from Scratch


Miss Dhami is a STEM equality advocate, a committed musician and high school senior. She is a trained classical singer and a keyboard, guitar, and harmonium player. Her love of music has led her to found and serve as the president of her school’s music club.

She believes in the power of affecting the world by facilitating leadership opportunities in her community. In July 2021 she was part of a student panel that shared their expertise on how to make STEM education more inclusive. She helped organize and was a judge for the 2020 Great Indian Coding Competition, a Scratch competition for which she was part of an educator team for a 10-week Scratch programming course for K-12 students in India that has attracted over 25,000 views. This project introduced her to the US-based STEM Impressionists Program, where she is currently an administrative leader. Additionally, she has participated in a variety of competitions. She organised CADCreate, an event in Aditi Tech-A-Mais 2020.

Her dedication to STEM and community has been recognized: she was chosen as the team leader for the Indian team at the 2021 International Young Physicists Tournament (IYPT), a physics research tournament.

Her goal is to pursue a career in Computer Science or engineering in addition to continuing her efforts to promote equality in STEM.

What SIP Means to Me

I met Mx. DeHart while working as an intern for CodeTigers. Our team partnered with SIP for a 10-week long scratch course.

The SIP team brought invaluable skills to the table. Under Mx DeHart’s guidance, we learnt how to create effective presentations. Her feedback helped build our speaking skills, and we learnt the importance of improvisation.

I was overjoyed when Ms. DeHart invited me to join SIP. I had already seen the quality of work the SIP members did, and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of the team. Being a part of SIP has surpassed all my expectations. Within a month of joining, I have completed multiple courses and spoken at various seminars.

SIP equips us with all the skills required to succeed. Mx DeHart encourages us to always have a resume ready and update it regularly. This has already helped me on multiple occasions. It has provided me with numerous opportunities to forge connections with people in STEM.