John Nappo

2013 Co-Deputy Director, 2012 Mentor

John Nappo is a rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics, and minoring in Theatre Arts.

This is his second year as an InnoWorks mentor, and his first as Deputy Director. He is very excited to continue to make an impact on the Philadelphia community. John is a member of Engineers Without Borders, as well as several theatre groups on campus. He currently works in Penn's GRASP (General Robotics, Automation, Sensing, and Perception) Laboratory in the Haptics Group, as well as ModLab (Modular Robotics Laboratory).

John has great interests in themed entertainment, set and lighting design, the New York Yankees, and pasta. While not building robots or performing on a stage, he likes to cook and bike along the Schuylkill River.


InnoWorks is a Winner of the 2007 BRICK Awards