Nano Gurus visits Parsippany Kiwanis

Kiwanis Club President Greg Elbin, Ria Balli, Yash Patel, Mayank Govilla and Sravan Jayanthi

PARSIPPANY — NanoGurus, Team #4347, the flagship robotics team of NanoGurus Robotics visited the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany.

The team competed at the New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania State Championships, winning the top and most prestigious award in New York, The Inspire Award, and the Winning Alliance in the Robotics Tournament in New Jersey, earning their spot at the FTC Super Regional in Scranton, Pennsylvania and the World Championship.

In addition to helping them learn the hard skills of building and programming, coaches Shikha and Anil Saxena have opened their home to instilling essential life skills such as organization, problem solving and teamwork in these young members. The NanoGurus are supported by generous sponsors and mentors and mark their tenth successful year of robots this season!

Ria Balli, student at Morris Hills High School; Yash Patel, a student at Parsippany High School Mayank Govilla, Morris Hills High School and Sravan Jayanthi, Academy of Math, Science and Engineering.

his year’s team members include Yash Patel and Sabarish Selvarajan, both seniors at Parsippany High School, Mayank Govilla and Sravan Jayanthi, sophomores at the Academy for Mathematics Science and Engineering at Morris Hills High School, Siddarth Swaminathan, Parsippany Hills High School, rookie members Ria Balli is a freshman at The Academy of Mathematics Science and Engineering, and Jeffrey Zhang, an eighth grader at Briarhill Middle School.

The NanoGurus is always looking for new parent coaches and mentors to extend more students this fun learning FIRST experience! This season, the team established eight new FIRST Lego League teams, all of which are coached by parents, and mentored by experienced members of this flagship team. New teams start with a training session, followed by mentoring throughout the competition season.

Kavitha, mother of member Siddharth who also coaches a middle school FLL team said that “Coach Shikha takes extra efforts to  bring out the best from the kids at the same time gives an opportunity to identify the limitations and improve upon them. Overall this is the place for the young minds  to learn and develop important life skills and not limited to communication, organization, presentation skills to  help them achieve their dreams and goals. We are proud to be part of Nanogurus.”