Engineering Program Manager, Google & Creator of Kids STEM Bestseller "Ara the Star Engineer"

Komal Singh

Speaking Session:

Recoding Representation: Converting Children From Consumers to Creators

Thursday, June 20 @ 1:15 PM - 1:30 PM Stage A

Around the age of 10 and beyond, many kids, especially girls and minority groups, begin to lose interest in STEM topics. Sometimes called the ‘STEM cliff’, these kids stop taking math and science in school and pursue career paths in other disciplines. Can we use tech to avoid the STEM cliff for kids and at the same time improve representation for women and minority groups in tech-driven industries?

Komal Singh, engineer and bestselling author of the children’s book, Ara The Star Engineer, will explore how an inclusive-educative-whimsical product ecosystem can play a role in inventing future STEM stars. Read More

Komal Singh is an Engineering Program Manager at Google, working on ‘cool tech’ that impacts billions of people around the globe. Previously, she was a software engineer and tech manager at Accenture, where she lead teams that designed and launched systems for Fortune 500 clients. 

Singh debuted as an author with the release of her empowering STEM book, Ara The Star Engineer (her 20% passion project at Google), which was a bestseller on launch day. The book sets out to inspire kids and minorities to explore the magic of STEM by featuring real-life women engineering leaders of diverse backgrounds.

Komal grew up in India and studied Computer Science at Delhi University and later moved to Canada to complete her Masters’ in Computer Science from Simon Fraser University.

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