Srinivas Simhan leads through engagement. When he finds an opportunity to serve, he is quick to help.
As a student worker for the Office of Student Engagement, Simhan helped start and maintain the VictorsLink website. In addition to his work at OSE, he regularly volunteers within the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
“He seems to volunteer for every activity we have,” said Associate Professor Bruce Elenbogen. “He helps his classmates by organizing review sessions before all exams.”
The computer science student balances his love for technology with on-campus activities. He has served as new member educator for Theta Tau, a professional engineering fraternity. And as president of the Association for Computing Machinery, Simhan has organized several events to engage students across campus.
“Being engaged on campus opens up so many opportunities that students don’t realize are there,” he said. “I want to help ensure that potential student leaders have the tools, know about the resources, and have the guidance to become empowered student leaders on campus.”
Simhan’s involvement in technology also extends into metropolitan Detroit. He is a volunteer mentor in the FIRST Robotics program, a high school program serving 200 students. He said his long-term goal—in addition to a dream of becoming an engineer at SpaceX—is to help children across the world have access to, use and learn from resources that would allow them to pursue STEM-based careers.
“He has certainly made a difference in the lives of his fellow students,” Elenbogen said, “as well as set an example of giving and hard work to the community at large.”