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Aditya Mehrotra

Aditya Mehrotra (Adi): Undergraduate Researcher MIT Media Lab - Camera Culture

If one can say they were born with a love for engineering, I would. Truthfully that isn’t the case. Was it the magazines my mother read to me before bed? The telescope that showed me the stars each night? The NASA announcement that we’d landed a rover on the red planet? All of above or none? I can’t pinpoint the spark but it just takes one to spawn a flame. It wasn’t just interest that drove me to pursue engineering, but curiosity for what it can do.

If you know me, I talk about engineering like it’s more than a subject of study. To me, engineering isn't simply a practice or profession, it isn't just the math behind what makes things work, it isn’t just about creating a solution to a problem; it’s about the process, the iterations, the failures, the learning from the failures, the optimizing, and then ending up with not just any solution but with a robust, intelligent, innovative solution that solves a real problem in a different way. It’s a true exercise of the art in design.

It’s likely clear to you now, then, than engineering is my passion. … View full description

Aditya Mehrotra (Adi): Undergraduate Researcher MIT Media Lab - Camera Culture

If one can say they were born with a love for engineering, I would. Truthfully that isn’t the case. Was it the magazines my mother read to me before bed? The telescope that showed me the stars each night? The NASA announcement that we’d landed a rover on the red planet? All of above or none? I can’t pinpoint the spark but it just takes one to spawn a flame. It wasn’t just interest that drove me to pursue engineering, but curiosity for what it can do.

If you know me, I talk about engineering like it’s more than a subject of study. To me, engineering isn't simply a practice or profession, it isn't just the math behind what makes things work, it isn’t just about creating a solution to a problem; it’s about the process, the iterations, the failures, the learning from the failures, the optimizing, and then ending up with not just any solution but with a robust, intelligent, innovative solution that solves a real problem in a different way. It’s a true exercise of the art in design.

It’s likely clear to you now, then, than engineering is my passion. But there are probably other things you want to know, or at the very least expect I tell you: my favorite color (that’s hex #44DBBD), what time I go to bed (why...), so on and so forth. But I think the best way to tell you about me, is to tell you a story. And it’s the story I’ve linked below this very bio.

As an aside, if you ever have an idea, see something on my website or social media that interests you, need help with a project, want to learn about what I do, my story, how I got where I am today, my design philosophy, ideas, or you just want to talk. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time via the email below. It is my promise to get back to you.

So here we are, engineering for a better world? After all this time? Always...