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Global STEM Alliance

India is brimming with pride as Rida Yumn Ahmed of class XI-A of JKG International School got honoured by ‘The New York Academy Of Sciences’ by being bestowed with ‘Distinguished Student Award’ and also being invited for a Global STEM Alliance Summit which had students from 37 countries.

Rida attended the three day Annual Global STEM Alliance (GSA) Summit, dedicated to building a global community of science and technology leaders at the headquarters of NYAS at World Trade Centre, New York.

Rida networked amongst peers, mentors, and professionals and developed cross-cultural communication skills and interacted with STEM professionals from leading companies and universities.

The agenda for the summit was as follows:

Wednesday, July 24th

Rida had the honour of meeting
Mr.Ellis Rubenstein (President and CEO of NYAS) and Ms.Aissata Camara(Mayor’s office for international affairs) who focussed on the UN SDG’s.

She attended a workshop on “Interface of science and policy” which had the following speakers:

Mr. Donovan Guttieres, UN Major Group for Children & Youth

Mr. Ricardo de Guimarães Pinto, Liaison Officer to the United Nations at UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)

Dr. Chantal Line Carpentier, Chief of UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) New York Office

Dr. Teresa Stoepler, Executive Director of the InterAcademy Partnership (Policy) and Member of the Global Young Academy

Later she explored neuroscience by using EEG to examine brainwaves by New York University hosted by NYU Brainwaves and met her mentors.

Global STEM Alliance Summit Memories
*Thursday, July 25th*

Attended a workshop “Young Innovator in Science” by Dr. Shruti Naik,researcher in New York University.

Went to
Verizon’s 5G Lab to unlock new use cases and prototypes using 5G technology.
(Amazing Experience)

There was Film Screening of ‘Madam Mars’, a project that reframes the story of space exploration as a feminist issue,
Followed by a Q&A with Writer and Director, Jan Millsapps, Ph.D
In the GSA Open House and Evening Reception,met professionals from across the world.
There was also a keynote by Kathryn Harrison, Founder and CEO of Stealth Startup
(Again damn Amazing.. Blockchain..ILoveYou)

*Friday, July 26th*
Keynote Presentation: Ms. MiMi Aung from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory who led the team to do the first ever flight demonstration at Mars.

Rida has also met Nick Donofrio(IBM Fellow) and attended the Panel Discussion: ‘Diversity and Inclusion in STEM’ which had speakers like Manager Baffour, CEO and Founder of Getronics

Danny Guillory, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at DropBox

Jennifer Breslin, Founder of Futuristas

Jeffery Reid, Vice President, Head of Genome Informatics and Data Engineering at Regeneron

Seema Kumar, Vice President Innovation, Global Health and Science Policy Communication at Johnson & Johnson.

The summit was a productive event.

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STEM U Mentoring Program

Hola Everyone!

STEM sounds really fun and being a part of The Junior Academy has certainly made me evolve into some thing better.

I have made friends across the globe and interacting with them has made me experience the uniqueness of this world from the comfort of my home!!

Now, I am also a part of this STEM U programme and have become a mentee and I wanted to let you know about a great opportunity for students interested in STEM to participate in a free, online program run by our team here at the New York Academy of Sciences. The program is called STEM U Mentoring and is sponsored by United Technologies Corporation (UTC), one of the world’s top technology companies. 

By participating in STEM U Mentoring you will:

  • Be paired with a talented mentor who currently works in a STEM field, and who will offer one-to-one coaching and advice
  • Be part of a global network of peers who are highly motivated and share similar interests
  • Get access to online activities that will help you develop the 21st-century skills you need to be successful in the workplace
  • Help your resume to stand out by being part of a program run through the New York Academy of Sciences– one of the oldest and most well respected scientific societies in the US

STEM U: Click Here to Apply! 

Please use the partner code”Junior Academy” when submitting your application. 

Contact me anytime at-

I believe the young generation can do a renaissance…..all for a better future.

Come..let’s take the lead!

With Love


If you have questions about the program, contact:

Adrienne Umali, STEM U Program Manager, at


Posted in Faith In God

New Innings 🔥

Hey folks..yes I’m Alive!

So I am glad to share that in my ‘blogging sabbatical’ much things have happened in my life!

I am now a member of the prestigious ‘The Junior Academy”.

The Junior Academy is an elite group of problem solvers made up of talented students, STEM experts, and companies around the world dedicated to designing innovative solutions to global challenges.

It is associated with New York Academy Of Sciences and being accepted into this society is a huge honour for me!

Here in you need to participate in various challenges/projects and find sustainable solutions.

Students develop advanced research, innovation,

and collaboration skills with best-in-class

learning resources and leverage these skills to

compete in challenges sponsored by industry-

leading companies.

We work for the betterment for the following fields using STEM.

  • Nutrition,
  • Agriculture
  • Food Systems
  • Public Health 
  • Water, Sanitation,
  • Hygiene
  • Sustainability and
  • Climate Change
  • Energy Biodiversity
  • Space Education
  • Equity Emerging
  • Technologies
  • Economic Development 
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Security 
  • Resilience

I urge folks to join The Junior Academy as a mentor or mentee if you have a passion for STEM.

Here’s the link-

I am also selected for  KWHS Global Investment Challenge. So here my love for Economics comes!
The Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS) Investment Competition is a free, global, online investment simulation for high school students(9th to 12th grade) and teachers.

Students learn about teamwork, communication, risk,diversification, company analysis, industry analysis and investing teams consist of four to seven students, and classes can have several competing teams;

student-led investment clubs and home- schooled teams are also encouraged to participate. 

Each team manages a portfolio of $100,000 in virtual cash over the course of 10 weeks using Wharton’s online trading and investment simulator (OTIS).

Courtesy- Respective Websites 

Much more activities are going on but I gave a sneak into them just because I want to make you guys aware what I am upto these days!

If you’ve any experience to share or have any ideas which you want to share related to the above mentioned things or solutions for a better future…

Please mail it to-

I am waiting!
Life is now full of various responsibilities and with great power comes great responsibilities.

I wish I am able to do them amazingly!

Wish me luck.Need your support always!!

May love,peace, prosperity prevail in our lives!

Till then

Meraki Forever
P.S. Just chalked out some of my artworks..

Thanks for bearing with them!

Posted in My Muse


It’s been ages since I’ve posted on Meraki Forever. I apologize and I deeply regret that I don’t have a satisfying excuse for my Merakians for not being alive here..

My mail and chats were flooded with concerns over why I wasn’t writing anything.. And I didn’t have an answer to any of that.

Being a sophomore isn’t a herculean task but yes I can say..It’s quite life changing.

I was connected with you all by reading the posts everyday on my mail..but I haven’t shown my presence.

Spread the love folks..we really need that.. I’ve many experiences to share..I’ve my half yearly examinations coming up..Time is really passing by way too quick..

Earlier I was apprehensive about time going by so fast..I am now happy.. At least it gives you the hope for everything better and a sense of reality coming up to you.. future of your dreams which you can live..

Remember me right?

I am not easily forgettable🔥

Rida Yumn Ahmed®

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Let The Show Begin❤

Folks..this is gonna be my last award post.I love all you guys who have supported me throughout but I won’t be doing award posts anymore.

  •  Mystery Blogger Award

I was awarded by my dearest friend Maanini.She is one of the most supportive and motivating girls I’ve met and I love the fact that she is truly sensible.. Given the fact we both are gives me more pleasure to see a Darling like her with a very brainy and amazing persona and thus she inspires me to strive hard and be better.
Answers to Maanini’s Questions-( I want to give a standing ovation to Maanini’s answers and also the questions she asked me)
1. Describe your personality in five words (a single sentence).
Ambitious is my first name.

My name’s- Ambitious Rida Yumn Ahmed 😜
 List any five novels you would recommend to readers of all ages.

  • Girl Missing- Tess Gerritsen
  • The Room On The Roof- Ruskin Bond
  • Harry Potter Series- J.K. Rowling
  • Sherlock Holmes Series- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Presumed Guilty- Tess Gerritsen

2. What is your take on the proliferation of xenophobia and other fears regarding immigrants worldwide?

God made everyone equal and when he didn’t do any discrimination then who are we humans to differentiate and spread hatred..

The idea of discrimination is truly lame on the basis of caste,creed,sex or religion.
Acts of hatred and racist hate speech must beunequivocally condemned. 

Hate crimes must beinvestigated and the perpetrators prosecuted

I am deeply concerned at theproliferation and increasing prominence of organized hate and racist groups and pray to God to end all violence as we all stand for peace.

3. Do you believe in aliens or non-carbon-based life? Humour intended.

This is a very amazing topic and I’m gonna write a post on that.

4. Do you think that Artificial Intelligence can take over the world

AI won’t be able to take over the world as it’s made by humans and creators always have the ability to create and conquer their creations or worse destroy it.

5. If you had to visit the beach or an amusement park, what would be your choice and why?

Amusement park because it is thrilling.. Those rides take the damn shrills out of me..

My Nominees



Shreya Jindal
Novus Lectio

All readers are also nominated.

  • This Or That Tag

I was tagged by one of the  most amazing bloggers, the lovely mom of three sweetest Winnie. I truly admire her because she is just unique and truly motivating for a teenager like me!
So here it is:
Couch or recliner?

•Dog or Cat?

No Pet experience

. Can’t choose!
•Netflix or YouTube?

•Phone Call or Text?

•Toast or Eggs?

•Cardio or Weights?

•Facebook or Twitter?

•Ice Cream Cone or Snow Cone?
Ice cream Cone
•Mobile Games or Console Games?
Console games 
•While walking : Music or Podcasts?

•iOS or Android?

•Cake or Pie?

•Swimming or Sunbathing?

•Big Party or Small Gathering?

No experience
•New Clothes or New Phone?

New clothes 
•Rich Friend or Loyal Friend?
Loyal friend
•Football or Basketball?

•Nice Car or Nice Home Interior?

Nice home interior
•What’s worse : Laundry or Dishes?
•Jogging or Hiking?

•Bath or Shower?

•Sneakers, or sandals?

Depends on occasion
•Glasses or Contacts?

•Hamburger or Taco?
•Shopping or Shopping in a Store?
Shopping in a Store
•Receive : Email or Letter?
•Passenger or Driver?

Passenger (for long drives)

I am below 18(No driving)
•Tablet or Computer?

•Most important in a partner : Intelligent or Funny?

Intelligent and Funny
•Car or Truck?

•Blue or Red?

Red rules!
•Money or Free Time?

Free time with money
•Amusement Park or Day at the Beach?

Amusement Park
•At a movie: Candy or Popcorn?

Popcorn with Pepsi
•Pen or Pencil?

•Toilet paper: Over or Under?
•Cups in the cupboard: Right Side Up or Up Side Down?

Right Side Up 
•Pancake or Waffle?

•Coke or Pepsi?

•Coffee Cup or Thermos?
Coffee Cup
•Blinds or Curtain?

•Train or Plane?

•Phone or Tablet?

•Iced Coffee or Hot Coffee?

Iced coffee
•Meat or Vegetables?

•International Vacation or a New TV?
International vacation
•Save or Spend?

•Honesty or Other’s Feelings?

•Coffee or Tea?

•TV or Book?

•Movie at Home or Movie at the Theater?

Movie at home
•Ocean or Mountains?

Wanna explore both.
•Horror Movie or Comedy Movie?

Comedy Movie
•City or Countryside?

•Winter or Summer?

Both are fun?
•Mac or PC?

•Console Gaming or PC Gaming?

•Soup or Sandwich?

•Card Game or Board Game?

Board Game
•Camping or Binge Watching Shows at Home?

Binge watching shows at home
•Working Alone or Working in a Team?

Supercool with both.
•Dine In or Delivery?

•Sweater or Hoodie?

•Motorcycle or Bicycle?

•Book or eBook?

•When sleeping: Fan or No Fan?
AC! We need them in India..It’s damn hot here.
•TV Shows or Movies?
TV series and Movies
1 Thank & tag the person that has tagged you

2 Attach the tag photo

3 Answers the ‘This or THAT’ questions

4 Tag 10-20 friends.

My nominees

  • Maanini
  • Mistimaan
  • Zankhana
  • Shreya Jindal
  • Novus Lectio

I hope you can join the fun and answer the questions!

Love ya all Merakians❤

Posted in awards

Award Show ❤❤

  • ​Sunshine Blogger Award #8

Loads of love to Novus Lectio for nominating me. Please do check out her blog and flood it with likes!
Thank the person(s) who nominated you

Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you

Nominate 11 blogs to receive the award and write them 11 questions.
Would you rather rule in hell or serve in heaven?

Heaven…I will just want to be near my God and end the endless misery.
Do you prefer the outdoors or indoors?

My outdoors is just my school. So yes I long to go to travel but when one is dead tired,home is where your heart lies.
The hills or the beach?

Both.Gifts of nature by God and so I love them.
If you had to pick three things to go with you to the afterlife what would they be and why?

 My family, My memories, and my skills..They all are the most important to me than anything! 

Do you believe in God?

An ardent believer.
What is your current favourite song?
I Hate You,I Love You by Gnash ft. Olivia O’Brien
Which is your favourite movie
Bahubali Series and Dhruva(both are South-Indian!)
Canoe or hiking ?

Never done any one of them.
Do you prefer A burger menu or A free theatre ticket
A burger menu. I don’t like theatres.
Would you rather be able to understand birds speak or being able to resist fire
Understand birds speak that will be a hell lot of fun!

Everyone’s nominated this time folks!

Would you rather rule in hell or serve in heaven?
Do you prefer the western or ethnic wear?
The sweet or the salty food?
If you had to pick three things to go with you to the afterlife what would they be and why?
Do you believe in boundaries?
What is your current favourite song?

  • Friendship Blogger Award

I’ve been nominated for Friendship Blogger Award by the sweetest Novus Lectio. Check her blog out soon.She’s one of the most amazing bloggers seen till date!❤❤
This Award is for those we cherish in WP and to show them affection and to offer them our friendship.


Thank the blogger who nominated you in your blog post and link back to their blog.

Mention thUncertaintyweb.wordpress.come creator of the Award (Novus Lectio) and its purpose.

Nominate other bloggers to receive the award.

List the rules and display the Friendship blogger award logo in your post on your blog.
Nominees :

Each one of you…

Loads of love


Posted in awards

3 days 3 quotes challenge (day-3)

Hooked upon this quotes marathon..❤❤❤

I am really thankful to Meher Gandhi for  this wonderful nomination
1. Thank the person(s) who nominated you.
2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
3. Nominate three bloggers each day.

Day #3

My quote for the day👇

Whay can I say…Just remember God every second.. Every single moment❤

Did you like this quote? Let me know!

Loved the challenge.. It was good to participate.. Once again thanks my love Meher.

  • Jokerswild
  • Winnie
  • Jiyaraobreeze

Looking forward to your quotes!
Also, is anybody willing to take part in this challenge? Let me know so that I can tag you tomorrow!

Till then…

Meraki Forever!