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Jagesh Patel| Member Highlights

Posted by Rozia Zafar on April 3, 2021

Member Highlights are where we showcase the wonderful talents, goals, and interests that our members possess.

Jagesh Patel joined the Mechanical Team in the 2020/2021 year.

What year and discipline are you in?
I am in my 3rd year of Mechanical Engineering.

Why did you go into your program?
I went into my program because even as a kid, I used to mess around with my toys, trying to take them apart. Granted, I wasn't always able to put them back together, but I enjoyed it. When high school came around, and I took physics, I fell in love with it. I found physics absolutely fascinating, and I knew I wanted to do something related to physics for my undergrad. I ended up picking mechanical engineering because it involved a lot of the physics I fell in love with back in high school.

What do you want to do as a career?
Initially, when I started my degree, I wanted to do aerospace. But as I learnt more and more over two years, I started developing an interest in biomechanical engineering. I hope to work with prosthetics in the future as a career. I love to help people as best I can, and know I can change somebody's life for the better by giving them a second chance at walking, writing, or anything is very exciting to me.

What are you looking forward to most for when COVID is over?
I can't wait to hang out with my friends again. We haven't partied in forever. I think it's long overdue haha!

What is a fun fact/skill about yourself?
A fun fact about me is that I am a dancer. I do styles such as popping & locking, robotics (not the engineering kind! haha), and a bit of Bollywood. Another fun fact is that I am obsessed with space and love physics. At some point in my life, I want to come back to school for another degree in physics because I don't think I can go without learning more about it.

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