Monday, July 18, 2011

Introducing Driptech's 2011 Summer Interns

This summer we hired 4 exceptional interns to work with our techdev team that we'd like to introduce to all our followers.

Meet Brian Argyres
Brian is specializing in Mechatronics at Stanford University for his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He is also a teaching assistant at the Stanford University Product Realization Lab. In his spare time, Brian loves to play basketball, ping pong, or spend time working on various personal projects. He is very excited to be working for Driptech this summer and to experience what it is like to be part of a young start up.

Meet Jackie Rogoff
Jackie earned her BS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT with a concentration in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She just finished year one of her MS at Stanford and is excited to experience her first job at a start up while sharpening her engineering skills. Her past projects include: writing code for Music21, a software suite for musicologists, design and manufacturing projects through 2.007, 2.008, and 2.009 at MIT, and last but not least projects associated with Stanford's yearlong smart product design course. In her spare time, Jackie is training to run a half marathon in July and a full marathon in October.

Meet Kiran Malladi
Kiran is from right down the road from Driptech. He was born at Stanford hospital, never left, and keeps making plans to stick around (except for this summer). He recently graduated from the Stanford Product Design undergraduate program and will be starting a Master's in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in Mechatronics in the fall. He's really excited to ship out to Pune, India for Driptech to test his skills in the field and learn a whole host of new things over the summer. Kiran loves burritos, good coffee, and dance music.

Meet Tej Bhadbhade
Tej is originally from Pune, India. He completed his bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering at VIT Pune, Pune University. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University with a specialization in Mechatronics. He’s enjoying his first job in the U.S. here at Driptech. Aside from work, Tej is really into playing squash, listening to music and reading. He’s learning to play the grand piano this summer and wants to learn how to surf, make an autonomous quadrotor and go skydiving!

Our portable demo plot was looking rather shabby so the first project we tasked the interns with was to refurbish the demo plot. Below are some pictures of them in action.

Tej, Brian, and Jackie quickly figure out what it takes to fix-up our demo plot

Already getting their hands dirty first week on the job

Tej, Jackie, and Brian show off their successful refurbishment

Our summer interns started in early June and will be with us through the end of August. If you or someone you may know is interested in exploring future internship opportunities at Driptech please feel free to contact us at

We are also still accepting applications for our: