Former Carnegie Intern Maneeshika Madduri has joined Sandia National Laboratory as an R&D S&D Computer Engineer. Maneeshika was a high school summer intern at Carnegie from 2007 to 2009 and for a full year during her senior year as a part of Thomas Jefferson High School's school researcher program. She was a semifinalist in the Siemens Competition for Math, Science, and Technology in 2008 and a semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search competition in 2009. In 2013, she was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship for travel and study in Nepal.
Maneeshika majored in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University but took courses on Technology and National Security, and Nuclear Weapons, Energy, Proliferation and Terrorism through the Center for International Security and Cooperation. These courses were taught by former LANL director Sig Hecker and CDAC Partner Rod Ewing. She was one of the few engineering students to participate.