Mitch G.

Junior, Robotics Engineering, minor in Computer Science

Mitch believes it’s imperative for students to take advantage of all the opportunities WPI has to offer, and he’s speaking from experience—his achievements range from helping build the SCUBA Club from the ground up to founding his own medical devices company, Bakku Technologies.

He also appreciates the fact that WPI’s focus on project-based learning has helped him take skills gleaned in the classroom and apply them effectively to other projects, co-ops, and—eventually—his careers, something he sees as invaluable.

“The soft skills WPI graduates learn in projects as well as just knowing how to start and end a project sets them so far apart from their peers,” he says.

Mitch is working to bring Bakku Technologies to a point where it can sustain him and his business partner, allowing them to work for themselves after graduation.

Mitch G. portrait
Hometown

Houston, TX

Achievements
  • Secretary of Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Treasurer of the SCUBA Club
  • Member of Tech Advisor’s Network
  • Member of the Investing Association
Interests
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Technical SCUBA diving
  • Refurbishing vintage motorcycles
9:00am

I start my classes in the morning, filling the time between them with homework and meetings.

4:00pm

I head to my office space at the Worcester CleanTech Incubator to work on things related to my company with my business partner.

8:00pm

I spend some free time working on the motorcycle I’m refurbishing.

Take advantage of every opportunity that this school has for you.
Requiring students to know how to properly begin and end a project is something that can only be taught with a project-based curriculum.
The soft skills WPI graduates learn in projects as well as just knowing how to start and end a project sets them so far apart from their peers.