Hardworking, Creative, Curious

"You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. ​"


- Wayne Gretzky 



Rahul is a hard-working member of the STEM Leadership Institute (SLI) at Santa Clara High School. An avid member of his robotics team, he works with both the building and coding sub-teams. Rahul also regularly volunteers at his local library where he helps with  programs for teenagers, and assists patrons with any technical questions or issues. Throughout his six years in the SLI program, Rahul has cultivated an interest in coding and he intends to major in computer science to further pursue his interest in it. Outside of school, you might find Rahul playing a casual game of badminton or learning a new song on the guitar.


Maker Faire, 2016

An environmentally friendly biofuel that can be utilized to power various machines when it is burned.

Space Themed Chaser Game

Maker Faire, 2018

A game programmed by Java Script to help improve hand-eye coordination and reaction time.

First Tech Challenge Robotics


FIRST Tech Challenge is a robotics competition where teams are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format.


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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