Annie Ostojic is a BS/MS electrical engineering student at Stanford University and EE/Cyber Analyst for TCLArcher Solutions, a defense contractor company supporting Operational Test and Evaluation in the Department of Defense. In 2018, she was recognized by Forbes in both the Energy and Youngest categories and was named a Forbes 30 Under 30 as an innovator and student researcher with two provisional patents. Her two innovations include a novel microwave cavity design that cooks food more uniformly while also saving energy, and a battery-charging device that harvests indoor light energy to recharge small batteries.
A 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 Board Member for the San Francisco region, Annie has interned as a Teleoperations Specialist at Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) in the Department of Defense in the Pentagon, an Engineering Solutions Center Intern at Arrow Electronics in Centennial, Colorado (a Fortune 102/500 company), and a Bionode fabricator and electroceutical researcher at Purdue University’s Center for Implantable Devices in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Annie was invited to the White House to meet former President Obama on two occasions after winning national science competitions with her innovations. She has also been a Rock Star Presenter twice during Broadcom’s Design_Code_Build program at the Computer History Museum. She has a long list of recognitions and accolades for her STEM accomplishments including: a 2020 Davidson Fellows Laureate; 2020 Regeneron Science Talent Search Finalist; 2020 Coca-Cola Scholar; 2020 US Presidential Scholar; Broadcom MASTERS 2015 Samueli Foundation top award; seven years of 1st place awards at Indiana State’s Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair; minor planet 30186 “Ostojic” bestowed by MIT’s Lincoln Laboratories, and induction into the National Gallery for America’s Young Inventors 2017. She is dedicated to continuing her efforts in solving real-world problems by applying scientific solutions in a creative way, and she enjoys sharing her educational journey with students and educators. Annie has an educational goal of completing a BS/MS in Electrical Engineering followed by an MBA.