Equal Access Robotics is a non-profit dedicated to bringing the enlightening experience of building, coding, and learning robotics to students of all backgrounds.
Our mission is to provide proper access to robotics resources to students of all backgrounds, educating them on the fundamental aspects of robotics. Through online lessons for coding, 3D Design, as well as lending robotics kits to students, we strive to give them a warm introduction to the field of STEM.
Johnathan is a freshman at the University of Michigan. He enjoys coding, playing the saxophone, and video editing. After participating in robotics and attending many STEM camps as a child, Johnathan hopes to be able to extend the same access to robotics and related skills to students of all kinds of diverse backgrounds in the world. Through his contributions and leadership of the Equal Access Robotics Team, he hopes to create a lasting impact in his community and beyond.
Course Development and Initiative Operations
Himani is a junior at Farmington High School in Connecticut who loves programming and playing badminton. She has been with FIRST Robotics for 12 years and is currently a programmer and builder for her team. Himani's experience with robotics inspired her to share this passion with students all around the world and make a difference by giving these students access to STEM. In the future, as CEO Himani hopes to further this mission and bring in new ideas and backgrounds.
Outreach Initiatives and Technology
Anirudh is a junior at Mission San Jose High School. He loves to play tennis or basketball or even watch a movie. After realizing that many students are at a disadvantage due to their backgrounds, he wanted to make a difference by giving these students access to STEM. In the future, Anirudh hopes to expand the reach of the organization and help even more people around the world in their pursuit of a career in STEM.
President of Course Development and Operations
Grant is a freshman at Purdue who enjoys 3D printing, coding, machine learning, and model rocketry, and is currently interning at NASA Langley working on neural networks for the PACE project. Through cofounding Equal Access Robotics with Robert and Johnathan, Grant hopes to bring classes in CAD and coding to students of all backgrounds around the world and provide opportunities to those who are passionate about STEM but don't have the resources or support to pursue paid classes.
President of Outreach & Technology
Robert is a freshman at Purdue where he pursues interests in Computer Science and its applications in Biology and Economics. He enjoys coding, exploring the outdoors, and competitively swims as well. Robert's robotics journey with VEX VRC 315R has inspired him to outreach and provide for underprivileged students around the world with similar passions but not the right support and skills. As the president of Outreach at Equal Access Robotics, Robert hopes to elevate innovation in diverse students wherever he goes.
President of Class and Initiative Operations
Ramit is a senior at the Harker School and loves to code. He participates in different coding competitions such as USACO, likes to code different video games especially using AI, and learn about and use different software data structures. Currently, he is working on a prototype, that requires both software and hardware development, that aims to help the blind by describing the surroundings to its user in natural language using AI. He is proficient in Java, C++, and Swift.