Mwangi Ombatti

With a background in Mechanical Engineering, I am passionate about leveraging technology in development to effect systemic and sustainable change. I am a critical thinker and social innovator looking for new challenges in all aspects of life. I am a 3D4D Challenge finalist; a competition that aimed to use 3D-printing technology to address a social need in the developing world. I co-founded and lead the Nairobi FabLab Robotics Outreach Program which avails university students with a platform to teach young kids, primarily the less fortunate, about science and robotics as well as basic engineering and technology, all the while offering mentorship. Consequently, I am a Stanford Fablearn Fellow 2014 which is a fellowship that brings together maker educators around the world to research and develop curriculum about bringing the maker-culture and digitial fabrication in education.

I am also an International Development Design Summit (IDDS) alumus (2013, 2014). This is a month-long, hands-on summit that brings together participants from all over the world and all walks of life to one country to develop sustainable solutions and innovations for some of the host country's problems.

Other accolades include a third-place finish in the IEEE Presidents' Change the World Competition 2013 as well as Overall Winner of the purmundus Challenge 2014.

I am an avid sportsman with a great love for rugby and I currently play for a local club in Kenya.

I am a thinker, a maker and a doer!

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  • Education
    • University of Nairobi
    • Strathmore School