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ROHAN BASAVARAJU

basavarajurohan@gmail.com • 516.993.0225 • 170 Maytime Drive Jericho, NY 11753 • linkedin.com/in/rohanbasavaraju

EDUCATION
Cornell University – College of Engineering Ithaca, NY
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computer Science, Dyson Business Minor for Engineers Class of 2022
● Skills: Microsoft Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), Google Suite (Sheets, Slides, Docs)
Jericho Senior High School Jericho, NY
NY Regents Diploma with Distinction, Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar; GPA: 4.07/4.0 Class of 2018
● Newspaper E-Publication: http://syossetjerichotribune.com/2017/05/09/aquasorb-is-rescuing-water-supply/
● Recent Coursework: Multivariable Calculus, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Physics C, Science Research
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
Diploma for Sanskrit Leadership & Excellence; GPA: 4.0/4.0 C​ Class of 2016
● Completed coursework in Sanskrit language and culture via an intensive online and study abroad program
● Spearheaded multiple class projects and discussions as group leader to enhance youth learning experience
● Teaching assistant for 15 local students and public speaker at multiple international Sanskrit camps
AWARDS
● Lexus Eco Challenge National 1st Prize Winner ● Patent-pending on two water technologies
● WAC Research Association 1st Prize Winner ● 3x USATF Nationals Running Finalist
● Long Island Science Congress Highest Honors ● New York Scholar-Athlete State Champion

WORK EXPERIENCE
AQUASORB – Environmental Volunteer Group ​(http://aquasorb.weebly.com) Jericho, NY
Co-Founder and President Aug 2016 – Current
● Organized water resource fundraiser, raising hundreds of dollars in financial support from local community
● Partnered with Nassau County Soil & Water Conservation District to design Jericho’s first-ever rain garden
● Created online social media content teaching thousands of users globally about novel water-saving techniques
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – School of Engineering Cambridge, MA
Research Intern Jun 2017 – Aug 2017
● Coordinated creative project development, innovative water treatment design, and materials preparation
● Performed energy efficiency comparisons and data analysis in Excel to determine optimal treatment setup
● Utilized PowerPoint to create presentation slides for collaborative meetings with PhD water researchers

Columbia University – Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science New York, NY
Research Intern Jun 2016 – Aug 2016
● Invented patent-pending water filtration system for 300% more efficient gravity-based water purification
● Conducted statistical analysis in Excel to create data-driven PowerPoint presentations & communicate results
LEADERSHIP
Jericho High School Varsity Cross Country & Track Teams Jericho, NY
Team Co-Captain Aug 2014 – Jun 2018
● Founded summer training program for 35 runners – created daily team workouts in lieu of coaching staff
● Successfully recruited 10 new runners and developed alumni network through interpersonal relations
● Led team to qualify for sectional championships four consecutive years – first qualification in team history

Jericho High School Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate Club Jericho, NY


Club Mentor & Officer Aug 2014 – Jun 2018
● Taught 15 novice debaters how to construct and present persuasive arguments for competitive tournaments
● Two consecutive qualifications and Top-20 performances at the New York State Debate Championships