Utpal Chattopadhyay

Utpal is Senior Mentor and course designer at GenWise. His passion and purpose in life is "to firmly establish science as a wonderful culture in developing young minds." Since 2010, Utpal has been teaching Advanced Physics to talented undergraduate students at the Indian Statistical Institute in Bangalore. He was one of the founders of Curiouscity Science Education, where he conducted numerous science sessions with middle school children.

Utpal pursued a bachelor's degree with honours in Physics from IIT Kharagpur where he stood first in his class. He went on to get a master's degree and a PhD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has worked at AT&T Bell Labs, and was a Director at Motorola Labs (India). Post 2005, Utpal cannot imagine life without 'a chalk and the blackboard'.

Here's an engaging video interaction with Utpal on why he chooses to work with children, his GenWise colleagues, and what he hopes kids will take away from his interactions with them.

As a faculty on similar programs in the past, he ran a very successful and interactive course on the science of light. Utpal is the faculty for the course "Understanding Light Through The Technology of Image Capture" on our May 2018 GenWise Summer School.

utpal.ch@gmail.com

Sarah Fisher

Sarah Fisher, PhD, has been the instructor of record for more than 10 courses at Emory & Henry College and the University of Georgia, ranging from Comparative Politics of Asia to upper division courses on gender and international conflict.  Her training and experience as an instructor goes beyond standard college teaching. She has taught gifted middle and high school students in the US, China, and India. These diverse teaching experiences have honed her skills leading classroom discussion and fueled her desire to work closely with students both in and out of the classroom.

Dr. Fisher has published peer-reviewed articles on active learning pedagogy (including work on a constitutional convention simulation done in India) as well as research articles related to international conflict. In guiding students through traditional debates and research methods in political science, she encourages them to push creative and disciplinary boundaries. ​

Dr Fisher is the faculty on our course "Leadership & Diplomacy: Problem Solving in International Politics" at the May 2018 GenWise Summer School.

skfisher2010@gmail.com

Ramjee Swaminathan

 Ramjee is a Senior Mentor and Course Designer at GenWise. He has 30+ years of experience (mainly in engineering roles), including, for the past 9 years, being a teacher of adolescents and a teacher-trainer in alternative and rural schools in India. “Tinkero Ergo Sum” describes him aptly. Ramjee is currently the CTO on CLIx, which is an outcome of the collaboration between the Tata Trusts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Boston, USA) and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

Ramjee has a bachelors degree in Engineering from IIT, Madras.

Ramjee was a faculty member (“Work like an Engineer”) at a leading residential program for gifted children in 2016 and 2017.

 

Ramjee is the faculty on our course "Electronics: Create Magic Through Science & Engineering" at our May 2018 GenWise Summer School. 

ramjee.swaminathan@gmail.com

K Muralidhar

Muralidhar (aka Murali) has over 20+ years of experience working in the social sector. He has worked on vocational training of young adults and his current work includes designing and marketing of wooden toys and overseeing manufacturing operations of a toy factory near Bangalore. Murali has also worked on the training and professional development of secondary science teachers.


Murali has a bachelor's degree in Engineering from IIT Madras.

Murali was a faculty member (“Work like an Engineer”) at a leading residential program for gifted children in 2016 and 2017.

 

Murali is the faculty on our course "Electronics: Create Magic Through Science & Engineering" at our May 2018 GenWise Summer School.

garu_murali@yahoo.com

Jayasree Subramanian

Jayasree is a Senior Mentor and Course Designer at GenWise. A passionate Math educator, Jayasree has made it her mission to share with learners the fascination that she has for Maths and initiate them into the joy of finding things out for themselves. This has led her to work with students at all levels – right from middle school to undergraduates - for 20+ years. She also worked at Educational Initiatives, creating assessments, learning modules and teacher support material. A post-graduate in Maths (IIT Madras) and a University rank holder at the undergraduate level, Jayasree is currently pursuing a PhD program in Math education at the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education.

Jayasree was the faculty on "Mathematical Ways of Knowing" at a leading residential summer program for Gifted Children in 2017.

Jayasree is the faculty on our course "Mathematics: Puzzling Through" at the May 2018 GenWise Summer School.

jsree.t.s@gmail.com

Melinda (Mindy) Rice

Melinda Rice received her bachelor’s degree in history and art history from Seattle University. She has a doctorate in history from the University of California, Los Angeles, specializing in 18th  century French history. She lived in France for four years while researching and writing her dissertation. She is currently a professor at the University of Mississippi where she teaches history, including courses on the Renaissance, Reformation, and Nineteenth Century Europe.

 

Mindy loves to travel and this will be her third trip to India to work with gifted students. She will be our faculty on "Revolutions & The Future of 21st Century Democracy" at the May 2018 GenWise Summer School.

mcrice1@olemiss.edu

Vishnuteerth Agnihotri

Vishnu is co-founder, chief learner, and academic director at GenWise. He is a pioneer in Gifted Education and Talent Development in India. He has vast experience in both the education and business domains. From 2005 to 2017, he worked at Educational Initiatives where he led the ASSET development team. He was also the academic director of the ASSET Summer Program in 2015 and 2016. Vishnu has a bachelor's degree in Engineering from IIT Madras. He has also worked at i2, Eutech Healthcare, Feedback Infra, and is currently developing a curriculum on values and attitudes at CLIx, a MIT and TISS initiative.

Vishnu is a Faculty on our course "Wicked Problems: Perspectives in Tackling Them" at our May 2018 GenWise Summer School.

vishnu@genwise.in

Rajesh Panchanathan

Rajesh is co-founder, chief problem solver, and managing director at GenWise.  Rajesh is an ex-Management Consultant (Accenture Strategy), and has also been a line HR leader for Accenture's Technology Delivery Centres in APAC (110,000+ staff).  He is keen to invest the next inning of his professional career in shaping today's children become tomorrow's capable and sensitive leaders. Rajesh has Engineering degrees from IIT Madras and Caltech, and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management.

Rajesh is a Faculty on our course "Wicked Problems: Perspectives in Tackling Them" at our May 2018 GenWise Summer School.

rajesh@genwise.in

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