Scholarship Winner Zoe Sheill Plans to Major in Computer Science, Eventually Pursue Graduate Studies in Artificial Intelligence
ATLANTA, December 7, 2017 — Liaison Technologies, a recognized leader in cloud-based integration and data management solutions, announced today that its second Data-Inspired Future Scholarship has been awarded to Mercer Island High School senior Zoe Sheill. Liaison is contributing $5,000 to help the stand-out student pay for college expenses.
Liaison’s Data-Inspired Future Scholarship is designed to encourage promising students to pursue careers in data and use information to positively impact the world. Sheill, a National AP Scholar who scored a perfect 800 on the mathematics portion of the SAT, plans to use the scholarship from Liaison to major in computer science when she enters college next year.
“I’m honored to receive this scholarship from Liaison — it’s perfect for my future field of study,” Sheill said. “Artificial intelligence is changing the world, and data is driving amazing new breakthroughs every day. I’m incredibly excited about the possibilities, and I’m grateful to Liaison for this award, which will help me achieve my academic goals in a data-driven future.”
Although she’s still in high school, Sheill has an impressive list of achievements already. She successfully completed a paid internship at Microsoft, where she created a browser extension that extracts webpage metadata to save research citations. Sheill is currently interning at Pioneer Square Labs in Seattle, where she is building a machine learning classifier.
Sheill’s application for the Data-Inspired Future Scholarship stood out because of her impressive academic credentials, work experience, philanthropic activities and a 60-second video she created. The video emphasizes data’s importance in driving AI breakthroughs, highlighting Sheill’s work using open source software libraries for deep learning models and a project to automate test question generation using natural language processing. View Sheill’s video here.
“As employees of a company that exists to help customers integrate and manage data to unlock its many insights, the Liaison team understands the centrality of data to innovation and efficiency,” said Pamela Osborne, Liaison’s director of human resources. “With a clear vision of how data can drive change and unleash creativity, Zoe is an ideal candidate for our Data-Inspired Future Scholarship, and we wish her all the best in her academic pursuits and her career.”
A talented flutist, Sheill is a member of the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra and Principal Flutist in the All Northwest 6-State Band. She performed a concerto for flute with the Seattle Symphony. Sheill is president of Instruments for Change, a nonprofit organization that raises money to purchase instruments for low-income students in the Seattle area. Sheill also founded the Homeless Education and Living Project to raise money and collect goods for people in need.
High school or college students who are interested in applying for next fall’s Data-Inspired Future Scholarship can submit applications by May 31, 2018. For more information on scholarship eligibility and details on how to apply, please visit liaison.opentext.com/scholarship. The winner of the next round will be notified by June 30, 2018.
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