STRIKE CUBE / FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY - BESmart Hackathon

BRIANNA BOWEN

Florida A&M University · ATTENDED TCX 2018
I am Brianna Bowen, a third-year computer science student at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. My freshman year at FAMU I was a business administration student but changed my major in the summer of 2017 after realizing my passion and curiosity for technology and software engineering. Currently on campus I am a member of the Intel Scholarship Program, the National Society of Leadership and Success and our school’s Women’s chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery. When I’m not in class or getting involved on campus I like to indulge in my interests of photography and film.

DAROUSH RENOIT

Florida A&M University · ATTENDED TCX 2018
Daroush Renoit is a senior Computer Science major from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. Daroush is a dedicated student who believes in academic excellence and strives to help fellow students in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. As an Intel Scholar, Daroush tutors students in courses such as Fundamentals of Programming, Data Structures, Object Oriented Programming, Discrete Structures and Database Management. His dedication and commitment has helped countless students achieve their goals in their respective courses. He enjoys programming and he spends his free time indulging in the fascination of gaming and the techniques that encompass this passion. Daroush designed a 3-D Zombie game using Unity which spawns the enemy and thrusting them into annihilation. He has an interest in developing new and innovative apps for entertainment and plans to further his studies by obtaining a Master’s of Science Degree in Computer Science.

KEISHON K. SMITH

Florida A&M University · ATTENDED TCX 2018
Greetings, I am an electrical engineering student at Florida A&M University. I first began programming in high school by creating a program using windows batch file to open PDF’s of airport runway charts to have a more realistic and enjoyable flying experience when playing flight simulator games. Since then I have learned many other programming languages to scratch my own itch and build the ideas I believe will be of value. My sophomore year of college I began the initiative of creating a makerspace on my campus which has led me to pitching the facility to a manufacturing company in Cape Canaveral, writing policies, and coordinating with multiple university departments to create strategic partnerships. This past school year I received a fellowship to become part of the first cohort of a startup house/incubator at my university, called the ACT House (act.house). In the future I hope to continue creating companies of value and inspire the next wave of innovators.

KIANA D. BLAINE

Florida A&M University · ATTENDED TCX 2018
Kiana D. Blaine is a native of Tampa, Florida who enrolled at Florida A&M University in the fall of 2016. She is a senior in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) majoring in Information Technology with a double concentration in cybersecurity and data mining. Kiana is an Intel Scholar who dedicates her time tutoring students needing help with Fundamentals of Programming. She has a passion for helping others and upon graduation plans to apply her skills towards service to the profession and our country through the latest advances in cyber and data mining technologies. Kiana’s campus involvement includes memberships in the following: CISMO, an organization in CIS that provides mentoring for freshman and sophomore students, SISTUHS, Inc. a community service based organization and the FAMU Gospel Choir.