Fellow:Pedro de vasconcellos Oporto
Pedro Oporto is a University Innovation Fellow and an undergraduate studying Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Pedro is originally from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, where he lived until 2016 when he moved to Worcester, MA for college at WPI. After exploring campus and organizations, considering different careers in engineering and learning from the WPI project-based education, he decided to invest himself in product development and innovation.
Pedro has been doing research and development for the School with groundbreaking technology in the injury prevention field. At the same time, he is an active leader on campus, pioneering the creation of the first Junior Enterprise in the New England. Junior Enterprises are non-profit organizations completely run by students who do some kind of consulting to small and medium-sized companies.
Enthusiastic about innovative interdisciplinary workbetweenengineering, computer scienceandbusiness. Combined skill set and experience in systems thinking, design thinking and lean project implementation with innovation processes in product development and student-run businesses.