10-Questions With ...

10-Questions is a feature initiated by Dean Shekhar Garde to highlight the accomplishments of our students, faculty, and alumni/alumnae on the School of Engineering website, as well as in Rensselaer print and social media, magazines, and other platforms. It focuses on academic and professional accomplishments as well as brings out their interesting personal side.


On challenging the convention, lighting the flame, and opening the doors of opportunity…

On Problem Solving, Making the World Better, and Supporting Diversity and Women in Engineering.


From the Machine Shop to Saving Lives

Meet RPI’s AI pioneer, cyclist, furniture maker, and bird photographer

On empathy, creativity, and leadership

Critical Thinking, Technological Education, a Global View, and Leadership Foundational to National Security

From NROTC and steam turbines to botany – a story of life-long learning!

On manufacturing, art, and travelling the globe!

On seizing opportunities and on giving back...

On women in engineering, building spaceships, and getting things done!