Praneel S.

Independent, Enthusiastic, Outgoing

Isn't art about breaking rules, about challenging existing systems; isn't it about discovering meaning in things or situations before others see anything in them? 

- Peter Lindbergh.



Over his six years in the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute, Praneel has learned everyday to grow, refine, and apply the core values and skills taught to everyday encounters. Being forced to work and excel within a variety of different groups has improved his ability to work with others, his confidence, and most of all his ability to lead. With the projects handed to the students to do, Praneel has been able to find his interest in engineering, which he further build upon, delving into biomedical technology by attending summer programs at UC Berkeley and UCLA on Biotechnology and Aerospace Engineering. Praneel has also been a part of Boy Scouts for about 7 years and is working on his Eagle Project as the last step towards receiving the Eagle Rank. He has served many leadership positions in the troop including leading the crew at the highest adventure base camp in the world, Philmont Scout Ranch. Praneel has also been a part of Student Council in his Junior Year serving as Secretary and Treasurer. In his free time, he plays soccer and has been on a competitive club team since childhood.
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 in 2019.

49ers SLI student Aribah H for editing all headshot photos for this website.

Communications Team Danielle B, Dana C, Aribah H, Halle K, Stephanie K, Jennifer L for editing content and building pages for the 2021 Seniors.

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