Trivedi Wins Spirit of Princeton Award
- Posted on April 27, 2011
- | by Molecular Biology Staff
Nikhil Basu Trivedi, a senior majoring in molecular biology and earning a certificate in finance, has won one of seven Spirit of Princeton Awards, which honors undergraduates at Princeton University for their positive contributions to campus life. The award recognizes students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the undergraduate experience through dedicated efforts with student organizations, athletics, community service, religious life, residential life and the arts. For two years, Nikhil served as co-president of the Princeton Entrepreneurship Club, which he helped grow to include more than 1,000 students, alumni, faculty and administrators. He helped expand or implement various entrepreneurship programs and initiatives, including the competitions Princeton Pitch and TigerLaunch, a curriculum for students and a speaker series. He also helped create mentorship opportunities, such as the formation of the Idea Factory sessions, so that students can gain feedback for their endeavors. Beyond his commitment to entrepreneurship, he is a peer adviser in Butler College, the technology chair for Cap and Gown eating club and a tour guide for the Orange Key campus tour service. He has performed with the Princeton South Asian Theatrics and has served as the Butler College Council co-chair. As a member of the Senior Class Commencement Committee, he is responsible for planning and organizing celebrations for Class Day.