Reflective, Passionate, Driven

"The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine."

-Nikola Tesla



Gaurav B. is a dedicated student of both the hard and soft skills taught in the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute (SLI) and, over the course of his six years in the program, has excelled in gaining them. He has participated in and led multiple robotics teams from the 7th grade onwards, gaining major experience in the programming of robots and in understanding successful team dynamics. Some of the most interesting code he produced during this time was in making a Java-based runtime interpreter for autonomous robot control; this code allowed the testing time between iterations of autonomous code on the robot to decrease from 2 minutes to 1 second.
He also has a deep affinity to the idea of developing healthcare systems that utilize big data for accurate diagnostics, and he has led teams in pursuit of this technology, by creating from scratch an electrocardiogram machine and multiple servers that filter and process this data. During his last few years in the program, he has focued on disseminating the array of knowledge that he has accumulated during his time in the program; he has hosted training sessions for SLI robotics teams as well as helping his friends with understanding technical concepts. In his free time, you can find him journaling or writing music.

FIRST Tech Challenge


FIRST Tech Challenge teams are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format. Multiple best-in-qualifier awards; took a leadership role in teams as programming and technical lead

Received multiple Inspire Awards

The Inspire Award is given to the best team at the tournament

ASB Technology Representative

Santa Clara High, 2017-2018

Led rallies on school and developed electronics for a 20' long float


The 49ers STEM Leadership Institute (49ers SLI) provides multi-year, year-round academic support, STEM enrichment, skills training, and leadership opportunities to students in middle and high school. Students, who are with the program for six years from 7th through 12th grade, commit annually to 300+ hours of program learning time in addition to their typical school hours. By cultivating student mastery in STEM subjects and in key skill areas, the program prepares students for college and empowers them to pursue their passions; so that they may become the well-rounded leaders of the future. The 49ers STEM Leadership Institute is made possible by the strong partnership between Silicon Valley Education Foundation, 49ers Foundation, Chevron, and the Santa Clara Unified School District.

Special Thanks To...

49ers SLI students Danielle B, Stephanie K, & Jennifer L for designing and building this website.

49ers SLI students Iris C, Sriya S, & Lauren L for editing photos for this website

Photographers Thomas Hayes, Barry Fiedler, & Karen Lee Thompson for taking headshots of 49ers SLI seniors

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