Pitt | Swanson Engineering

Ravi Gandhi

Major: Mechanical and Computer Engineering
Hometown: Old Bridge, NJ
High School: Old Bridge High School

Why you chose Pitt:

 

I wanted a school that not only supported, but fueled, innovation. With an entire Innovation Institute, and plenty of makerspaces in Benedum, I knew Pitt would help me uncover my potential (and it has!). 

Advice to a First Year Engineering Student:

 

Keep an open mind, build something, and actively pursue passions outside of engineering. Join as many things as possible and expand your horizons: college is the best time to grow as a person and become an adult! 

Extracurricular involvement and Future Goals:

 

I’m the chair of a committee in Student Government which takes up nearly a dozen hours a week, and I’m really involved in Innovation. I compete in the Randall Family Big Idea Competition, and am currently pursuing my own startup based on a device I created in the epic class Art of Making and have patented.