Hi there, thank you for visiting my GITA 2 and 3 website for 2018-2019! My name is Emma Wood, and I am currently a junior
in high school. I am exceedingly passionate about STEM studies, particularly programming, physics, and mathematics.
While I am still struggling to commit to a major for college, I think I am most likely going to go into aerospace
engineering, computer science, or physics.
This is my second year in GITA, and I am so proud of all the progress I've made in learning more about programming
and making professional online content. I believe that GITA is a great program because it builds a solid foundation
upon which you can expand your knowledge of programming languages. Learning languages such as C# and HTML allows you
to grasp the concept of programming and transition smoothly into learning more about complex languages. This year, I
decided to take GITA 2 and 3 at the same time so that I could catch up with the rest of the junior class in GITA 3.
It has been challenging juggling two computer science courses at once, but I am grateful for the opportunity to learn
more about something I'm interested in.
Last year in GITA 1, we focused on learning
C#, an object-oriented programming language used to develop Windows applications, and we also learned some of the basics of HTML.
to produce quality animations using Flash CS3 in GITA 3. To check out all of my GITA projects from the past two years,
check out "my projects" down below.
I enjoy programming because the mind is always being stimulated: obstacles often come up while coding that require lots of debugging,
but the satisfaction that comes with overcoming those obstacles is priceless.
For the best experience, view my website in Google Chrome.
High School Success
I aim to get a 4.0 unweighted GPA for the remainder of high school and continue my involvement in school activities.
Making a Difference
As president of Catalysts for Change, a club dedicated to combatting homelessness and hunger, I want to work directly
with food pantries and homeless shelters in Orange County to create positive change in our community.
Inspiring the Next Generation
I am a strong advocate for female participation in STEM studies, and I hope that someday I can use my passion to create a
project that inspires young girls to pursue STEM careers.