Hi! My name is Neev Mangal and I’m a senior at Wayzata High School in Plymouth, Minnesota, where I have lived for seven years. I’ve had a wide array of interests throughout the years—solving Rubik’s Cubes, playing tennis, and capturing astrophotography—to name some. Throughout my high school life, however, I have discovered a love for robotics, debate, and research. I captain both my school’s robotics and debate teams and enjoy both activities thoroughly (luckily, one has a Fall season while the other occurs during the Winter/Spring). My research work spans from detecting exoplanets for the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) to geospatial analysis of the planet to help identify ocean plastics under a professor at the University of Minnesota.
In my spare time, I enjoy listening to music, writing (political and apolitical) blog pieces, and programming. Programming has been a large part of my life for a long time, so I decided to bring everything I’d learned together into a personal website—a magnum opus.
My writing and astrophotography are my favorite parts of this website. I also have a few project write-ups
I've found this website is also useful to stay in touch with teachers and friends—everything about me in one place to become the quintessential answer to a commonly posed question:
“So, what are you up to these days?”
Well, take a look at my website!