Kush Bandi

Winchester Thurston, 12

Archana Bandi
Rupal Bandi

Academic Achievement

FIRST Dean’s List Award Winner, Captain – 1 Year
FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championship Inspire Award Winner, Captain – 4 Years
FTC World Championship Division Winning Alliance and 1st Ranked, Captain – 1 Year
Maryland Tech Invitational (MTI) Hardware Mastery Award Winner, Captain – 1 Year
MTI Keep it Straightforward and Simple Award (K.I.S.S.), Captain – 1 Year

Extracurricular Activities

FIRST Tech Challenge, Captain – 4 Years
NXT Innovations LLC, GENIXUS Intern, Intern – 1 Year
Human Engineering Research Lab (HERL) Cueing Kitchen Intern, Intern – 1 Year
MySTEM Academy STEM Classes, Class Teacher – 4 Years
United States Tennis Association (USTA) Player, Player – 4 Years

Community Involvement

Under-resourced Student Mentoring and Crowdfunding, Lead-Organizer – 2 Years
BrainSTEM Learning Inc. Class Volunteering, Volunteer – 4 Years
FIRST Lego League (FLL) Mentoring, Lead-Organizer – 7 Years
FIRST Transition Course, Lead-Organizer – 3 Years
FLL Event Hosting – Referee and Judge Volunteer, Head Ref and Judge – 3 Years


This summer, I plan on shadowing and interning at a local robotics organization, Argo AI. After graduating, I plan on pursuing a bachelor’s degree, and potentially a master’s degree, in aerospace engineering, after which, I hope to find a career involving my passion for space exploration. Throughout the future, I would also love to give back to the FIRST robotics community I was exposed to my entire childhood by volunteering and supporting the program for as many future engineers as possible.