Determined, Enterprising, Curious

"The key is not the will to win... everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important."

- Bobby Knight



Rohan K. is a self-driven individual who strives to improve himself both academically and holistically. Rohan grew up in Silicon Valley and joined the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute (SLI) in 7th grade. At Santa Clara High, he has started multiple clubs, played two varsity sports, and earned an AP Scholar with Honor award. Through SLI, he has also taken part in the Learning by Giving program, which is a year-long group project that focuses on building philanthropic concepts in students by providing them with $10,000 to give out to an organization of their choosing. His passion for computer science has developed over years of exposure to robotics, participation in rigorous competitions, and work involving various programming languages. After graduation, Rohan plans to pursue a major in Computer Science with a minor in Business. In his free time, Rohan enjoys working on side projects that help people in need.

Umbrella Backpack

Synopsys Science Fair, 2015

The purpose of the project was to create a backpack that had a built-in umbrella that was both stable and affordable.


Exploravision, 2016-2017

A competition designed to help students acquire proper research skills.


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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