Mentor Bios

Adesh Daryapurkar

I am a mechanical engineer by education along with a business degree and now a software Engineer by profession. I have been working for 36 years now and have played many roles in several organizations. I love to interact with and mentor the kids in STEM education. The kids also teach me a lot of things in many aspects. I am a head coach and coach for the mechanical team.

Sanjeev Katiyar

I have over 26 years of experience working as an Electrical/Manufacturing Engineer. As long as I can remember, I have always loved tinkering and assembling things. I have also always shared my passion for building something from scratch with my kids, and this is my first opportunity for mentoring these wonderful group of kids as part of formal STEM-related activity. Kudos to FIRST for having this platform to expose kids to the wonderful world of STEM. I am the coach of the hardware team.

Trupti Sanghvi

I bring over 19 years of IT industry experience and my passions are logic and creative arts. I am the founder of the STEMstangs organization. We started this organization because FIRST provided the perfect opportunity for kids as well as coaches to learn STEM using Robotics as a platform. I am also a head coach and a coach for the software team.

Ujwal Oswal

I've been associated with Technology for almost 25 years now. FIRST has provided an excellent FUN and LEARNING platform for the kids, parents, and coaches to come together and grow. I am having a perfect opportunity to get engaged with my kids in the wonderful world of robotics. I am also a software coach for STEMstangs. I have a degree in Industrial Electronics and my day job is as a Technology Architect for a global organization spending my time designing software systems and coaching colleagues.

Kalpesh Sanghvi

My background is in translating business requirements in designing business computer software. FIRST has provided a platform to be involved with kids, their parents and other coaches. It has also provided me an opportunity to give back to the community.