Denzel Ekes

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Academic Details

Class

'24

Hometown

Boston, MA

Extracurricular

Harvard Computer Society, Black Men’s Forum, Harvard Undergraduate Robotics Club, Nigerian Student Association

Concentration

Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science

Biography

Hey everyone! My name is Denzel Ekes and I’m a current junior from Boston, Massachusetts who is living in Currier House. By the time you’re reading this, I’ve already declared myself as a Mechanical Engineering concentrator with a secondary in Astronomy and am neck deep in psets and projects. Outside of class, I’m a big inventor and love bringing my wildest ideas to life. Whether it be the electric skateboards I build that can go up to 25 mph, wireless gloves that are capable of controlling a car, or actual satellites that have been sent up into space, there’s no limit to my imagination or what I’ll create in the future. I’m actually building a spiderman mask right now that can track your eye movements and am planning on later building my own version of the Green Goblin glider, so feel free to ask if you’re curious or want to try them out! On campus, I’m a member of the Black Men’s Forum as well as several STEM-focused organizations such as Harvard Computer Society, Harvard Undergraduate Robotics, and Harvard Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS). Moving away from all of that though, I enjoy drawing, baking/cooking, running, video games/esports, and skateboarding as they’re all activities that allow me to detox and rejuvenate after a stressful day. If you have any questions about life at Harvard as an engineer or just want to chat about cool tech and space, feel free to reach out!