Having been at Village since elementary school, Divyesh remembers first being exposed to the exciting world of science by his 2nd grade teacher. His passion was further developed in middle school by several teachers who encouraged him to enter science competitions so he could apply his studies to real-world problems. In high school, Divyesh participated in the Entrepreneurship Diploma Program, and sought out endeavours that challenged him to innovate solutions through science and technology.
To name a few examples, he and a group of students won first place in the Conrad Challenge, for their design of a speech-coaching app that uses AI to analyze and offer suggestions for improved public speaking skills. The same group of students won first place for an entirely different real-world solution in the OTC Challenge where they found a way to repurpose a depleted oil and natural gas facility by designing a system to safely and effectively capture carbon dioxide. Over the summer months, Divyesh found ways to further develop his interests, attending the University of Houston's’ EXPLORE Business Summer Institute. Challenged to find a way to improve employee engagement, he and 4 peers earned 2nd place for presenting their detailed strategy focused on gamification and improving break-time experiences to corporate leaders at Academy Sports and Outdoors.
Alongside developing many innovative ideas and real-world solutions, Divyesh understood the importance of excelling in traditional subjects as well and was named a National Merit Scholar as well as a Presidential Scholar for his academic excellence. Divyesh is continuing his education at the prestigious Stanford University and plans to study material science so he can develop materials that have a massive impact on how we build buildings and create energy in the future.