People invovled in MIT ITEP
Pune, India team
Rahul Rathi, COO Beharay
Rathi Group - Chairman, ITEP India
Rahul Rathi, 26, has completed his undergraduate studies in polymer
engineering from University of Pune. He has been working with the
Beharay Rathi Group for the last 3 years. The group is involved in
construction, real estate development, construction research, hotels
and polymer product manufacturing for the agricultural industry.
His interests include squash, bridge and travelling. He has been
admitted to GSIA at Carnigie Mellon University starting this Fall.
Malathi Kalmadi is a social worker keenly interested in
education. Having had the experience of teaching for three
years she monitors the activities and administration of Dr. Kalmadi
Shamarao High School. She is the joint Secretary of Kannada Sangh which
runs the school. She is on the board of various organisations like
Indian association of Pre- school Education and U.W.A.P's Musiquest
centre for the handicapped (spastics) and the Director of Vishwa Bharati
Language Centre which conducts courses in Indian and foreign
languages. She is a facilitator at 'Srujan' a centre of creativity for
teachers and students. She believes in 'Learning by doing' creativity
and the overall development of children. She will be the Pune
co-ordinator for ITEP after Rahul.
Mrs. Nadig, Principal of Dr. Kalmadi Shamrao
Biography to be added soon.
MIT - Cambridge, MA team
Chad Brodel is a second year student at MIT. He describes
himself as a "military brat" (that is the son of a military officer) who
moved between thirteen schools and five countries in his twelve years of
education. He says that this taught him early on that knowledge can come
from anywhere, not just textbooks. "I have rowed a felucca across the Nile
at Luxor, and raced mopeds around Capri, have spent winters snowed in only a
hundred miles from the DMZ and North Korea, and survived New Year's Eve in
London." He has never been to India, though he has wanted to go for some time.
Ajay Kulkarni is a freshman at MIT, who plans to major in
computer science. Although his parents are from the cities of Nagpur and
Pune in India, he has been raised in Livingston, NJ. However, ever since he
spent a year in Pune during ninth grade, he has grown a certain affection
towards that city and towards Indian culture in general. He looks forward to
returning to India now as a much older college student.
Dr. Kenneth Keniston, primary faculty advisor for ITEP
Dr. Keniston is the Andrew Mellon Professor of Human Development and
Director of Projects for the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT.
His research focuses on the development of technological professionals, and on the
internationalization of software.
Matthew Norwood is a third-year student majoring in
computer science and psychology. In his spare time, he is an amateur actor
and a student of comparative religion (his most recent interests in that
field have been the spiritual tenets of Hinduism.) He is looking forward to
the opportunity to teach high school students some of the skills he has
acquired at MIT.
Noshirwan Petigara is a freshman at MIT. He has a
bicultural background. His mother is American, while his father is Indian.
He has lived in Bombay for most of his life. He now is studying at MIT in
the field of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Vinay Pulim is a graduate student in Computer Science and will
receive his Masters Degree in June, 1998. He was born in South India where
he lived for six years before moving to the United States in 1981. Vinay
has been involved with ITEP since its formation. Since he plans to remain
at MIT next year to begin
work on a Ph.D. he will be closely involved with the ITEP during its second
Ameet Ranadive, ITEP
founder - Chairman, ITEP USA
Ameet Ranadive is a graduate student in Electrical
Engineering and the founding member of ITEP. He visits Mumbai and Pune every
year for three or four
weeks. He is very interested in technology proliferation in India,
particularly the Internet, computers, and telecommunications. His hobbies
include reading, exercise, and travelling. He will be graduating in June
1998 with a master's degree, after which he plans to join Hewlett-Packard as
a circuit design engineer.
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