ESP Biography



VRAJESH MODI, MIT '11: Mechanical Engg & Management Science




Major: 2 & 15

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2011

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Past Classes

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Environmentally Benign Design and Manufacturing in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
After this class, you will be able to: (1) justify why environmentally benign design and manufacturing matters; (2) evaluate and compare the environmental impact of various products and technologies; and (3) recognize and challenge questionable environmental analysis. Format will consist of a blend of lecture on theory and discussion on current issues.


Operations Management in Spark 2016 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2016)
This class will introduce students to the equations behind running a successful manufacturing and/or supply chain operation. Topics covered include capacity, inventory, economic order quantity, the Newsvendor model, safety stock, and replenishment policies.


Environmentally Benign Design and Manufacturing in Spark 2016 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2016)
After this class, you will be able to: (1) justify why environmentally benign design and manufacturing matters; (2) evaluate and compare the environmental impact of various products and technologies; and (3) recognize and challenge questionable environmental analysis. Format will consist of a blend of lecture on theory and discussion on current issues.


CEO Flight Simulator in Spark 2016 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2016)
A multiplayer simulation in which participants seek to maximize their company's net worth as they compete against each other while dealing with variations in resource supply. Participants buy, sell, and build equipment, decide where to operate, and negotiate with one another. Policy options the instructor may use to introduce complexity include auctions, permits, and quotas. Format will consist of a 80-minute simulation followed by a 30-minute debrief. Students will be divided into groups for this exercise.


Interview Workshop in Spark 2016 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2016)
Learn what to wear, say, and do before, during, and after an interview. Format will consist of a 20-minute lecture followed by a 30-minute workshop. Formal dress not required.


How to Read a Financial Statement in Spark 2016 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2016)
After this class, you will be able to: (1) understand balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements; and (2) calculate several simple financial ratios to better understand the performance of a company. Format will consist of a 50-minute lecture on theory followed by a 60-minute group exercise.


Negotiation Lab in Spark 2016 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2016)
This class will introduce students to the theory and practice of negotiation. Topics covered will include basic terminology and strategies. Format will consist of: (1) a brief lecture on theory; (2) a negotiation exercise/simulation; and (3) debrief. Students will be divided into teams for the simulation.


Becoming a Leader! in Spark 2016 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2016)
In this course, you will learn how to become an effective leader. Ever dreamed of being a president?! Will you have a big company in the future? Do you want to be an example to your peers? All these questions will be answered. This course will prepare you to become a leader in whatever you wish to apply in. I look forward to sharing my leadership secrets with you all.


Operations Management in Spark 2015 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2015)
This class will introduce students to the equations behind running a successful manufacturing and/or supply chain operation. Topics covered include capacity, inventory, economic order quantity, the Newsvendor model, safety stock, and replenishment policies.


How to Read a Financial Statement in Spark 2015 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2015)
After this class, you will be able to: (1) understand balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements; and (2) calculate several simple financial ratios to better understand the performance of a company. Format will consist of a 50-minute lecture on theory followed by a 60-minute group exercise.


Negotiation Lab in Spark 2015 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2015)
This class will introduce students to the theory and practice of negotiation. Topics covered will include basic terminology and strategies. Format will consist of: (1) a brief lecture on theory; (2) a negotiation exercise/simulation; and (3) debrief. Students will be divided into teams for the simulation.


Interview Workshop in Spark 2015 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2015)
Learn what to wear, say, and do before, during, and after an interview. Format will consist of a 20-minute lecture followed by a 30-minute workshop. Formal dress not required.


Environmentally Benign Design and Manufacturing in Spark 2015 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2015)
After this class, you will be able to: (1) justify why environmentally benign design and manufacturing matters; (2) evaluate and compare the environmental impact of various products and technologies; and (3) recognize and challenge questionable environmental analysis. Format will consist of a blend of lecture on theory and discussion on current issues.


CEO Flight Simulator in Spark 2015 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2015)
A multiplayer simulation in which participants seek to maximize their company's net worth as they compete against each other while dealing with variations in resource supply. Participants buy, sell, and build equipment, decide where to operate, and negotiate with one another. Policy options the instructor may use to introduce complexity include auctions, permits, and quotas. Format will consist of a 80-minute simulation followed by a 30-minute debrief. Students will be divided into groups for this exercise.


CEO Flight Simulator in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
A multiplayer simulation in which participants seek to maximize their company's net worth as they compete against each other while dealing with variations in resource supply. Participants buy, sell, and build equipment, decide where to operate, and negotiate with one another. Policy options the instructor may use to introduce complexity include auctions, permits, and quotas. Format will consist of a 80-minute simulation followed by a 30-minute debrief. Students will be divided into groups for this exercise.


Environmentally Benign Design and Manufacturing in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
After this class, you will be able to: (1) justify why environmentally benign design and manufacturing matters; (2) evaluate and compare the environmental impact of various products and technologies; and (3) recognize and challenge questionable environmental analysis. Format will consist of a blend of lecture on theory and discussion on current issues.


Interview Workshop in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Learn what to wear, say, and do before, during, and after an interview. Format will consist of a 20-minute lecture followed by a 30-minute workshop. Formal dress not required.


Negotiation Lab in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
This class will introduce students to the theory and practice of negotiation. Topics covered will include basic terminology and strategies. Format will consist of: (1) a brief lecture on theory; (2) a negotiation exercise/simulation; and (3) debrief. Students will be divided into teams for the simulation.


How to Read a Financial Statement in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
After this class, you will be able to: (1) understand balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements; and (2) calculate several simple financial ratios to better understand the performance of a company. Format will consist of a 50-minute lecture on theory followed by a 60-minute group exercise.


Factory Physics in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
This class will introduce students to the equations behind running a successful manufacturing and/or supply chain operation. Topics covered include capacity, Little's Law, queueing, inventory, economic order quantity, the Newsvendor model, safety stock, replenishment policies, quality, statistical process control, and Lean/Six Sigma.


How to Read a Financial Statement in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
After this class, you will be able to: (1) understand balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements; and (2) calculate several simple financial ratios to better understand the performance of a company. Format will consist of a 50-minute lecture on theory followed by a 60-minute group exercise.


Negotiation Lab in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
This class will introduce students to the theory and practice of negotiation. Topics covered will include basic terminology and strategies. Format will consist of: (1) a brief lecture on theory; (2) a negotiation exercise/simulation; and (3) debrief. Students will be divided into teams for the simulation.


Interview Workshop in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
Learn what to wear, say, and do before, during, and after an interview. Format will consist of a 20-minute lecture followed by a 30-minute workshop. Formal dress not required.


Environmentally Benign Design and Manufacturing in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
After this class, you will be able to: (1) justify why environmentally benign design and manufacturing matters; (2) evaluate and compare the environmental impact of various products and technologies; and (3) recognize and challenge questionable environmental analysis. Format will consist of a 25-minute lecture on theory followed by a 25-minute discussion/exercise. Students will be divided into groups for the exercise.


CEO Flight Simulator in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
A multiplayer simulation in which participants seek to maximize their company's net worth as they compete against each other while dealing with variations in resource supply. Participants buy, sell, and build equipment, decide where to operate, and negotiate with one another. Policy options the instructor may use to introduce complexity include auctions, permits, and quotas. Format will consist of a 80-minute simulation followed by a 30-minute debrief. Students will be divided into groups for this exercise.


Negotiation Lab in Spark! 2013 (Mar. 16, 2013)
This class will introduce students to the theory and practice of negotiation. Topics covered will include basic terminology and strategies. Format will consist of: (1) a brief lecture on theory; (2) a negotiation exercise/simulation; and (3) debrief. Students will be divided into teams for the simulation.


Interview Workshop in Spark! 2013 (Mar. 16, 2013)
Learn what to wear, say, and do before, during, and after an interview. Format will consist of a 20-minute lecture followed by a 30-minute workshop. Formal dress not required.


Environmentally Benign Design and Manufacturing in Spark! 2013 (Mar. 16, 2013)
After this class, you will be able to: (1) justify why environmentally benign design and manufacturing matters; (2) evaluate and compare the environmental impact of various products and technologies; and (3) recognize and challenge questionable environmental analysis. Format will consist of a 50-minute lecture on theory followed by a 60-minute discussion/exercise. Students will be divided into groups for the exercise.


How to Read a Financial Statement in Spark! 2013 (Mar. 16, 2013)
After this class, you will be able to: (1) understand balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements; and (2) calculate several simple financial ratios to better understand the performance of a company. Format will consist of a 50-minute lecture on theory followed by a 60-minute group exercise.


Negotiation Lab in Splash! 2012 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2012)
This class will introduce students to the theory and practice of negotiation. Topics covered will include basic terminology and strategies. Format will consist of: (1) a brief lecture on theory; (2) a negotiation exercise/simulation; and (3) debrief. Students will be divided into teams for the simulation.


Environmentally Benign Design and Manufacturing in Splash! 2012 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2012)
After this class, you will be able to: (1) justify why environmentally benign design and manufacturing matters; (2) evaluate and compare the environmental impact of various products and technologies; and (3) recognize and challenge questionable environmental analysis. Format will consist of a 50-minute lecture on theory followed by a 60-minute discussion/exercise. Students will be divided into groups for the exercise.


Interview Workshop in Splash! 2012 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2012)
Learn what to wear, say, and do before, during, and after an interview. Format will consist of a 20-minute lecture followed by a 30-minute workshop. Formal dress not required.


An Introduction to Negotiation in Spark! 2012 (Mar. 10, 2012)
This class is designed to introduce students to the theory and practice of negotiation. Topics covered will include basic terminology and strategies. Format will consist of: (1) a brief lecture on theory; (2) a one-hour exercise/simulation; and (3) debrief. Students will be divided into teams for the simulation.


An Introduction to Environmentally Benign Design and Manufacturing in Spark! 2012 (Mar. 10, 2012)
This class will introduce students to resource accounting, thermodynamic analysis and exergy accounting, and life cycle assessment (eco-audit and EIOLCA). Format will consist of a 50-minute lecture on theory followed by a 60-minute exercise. Students will be divided into groups for the exercise.


An Introduction to Negotiation in Splash! 2011 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2011)
This class is designed to introduce students to the theory and practice of negotiation. Topics covered will include basic terminology and strategies. Format will consist of: (1) a brief lecture on theory; (2) a one-hour exercise/simulation; and (3) debrief. Students will be divided into teams for the simulation.


Mystery Engineering in SPLASH (2007)
This class is designed to challenge students to think on their feet. They will be given “building materials” and instructions ...


Mystery Engineering in SPLASH (2007)
This class is designed to challenge students to think on their feet. They will be given “building materials” and instructions ...