A 10-year-old girl won a fellowship for PhDs to design a robot and make the sad streets of Paris happy again #makereducation

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Super inspiring story from Quartz.

Anyone who has ever felt underqualified for a job they were applying for just got a new hero. A fearless 10-year-old girl named Eva submitted an application for a summer fellowship program in Paris meant for experienced data scientists and urban designers—and won.

According to a viral Facebook post from Kat Borlongan, the founder of Five by Five, the group that runs the fellowship program, Eva said she thinks the streets of Paris are sad, and she would like to build a robot to make them happy again, by creating street art. Eva has been learning to code, but she needs help to make her project work. Borlongan was so inspired by Eva that she will get to work with the president of Thymio, which makes educational robots Eva uses.

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