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Ep 53. Karen Fan and Felege Gebru (Part 2): a journey from Newton North High School to the White House
Feb 11, 2016 · 45 min
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In 2013, NNHS InvenTeam applied to enter the Lemelson-MIT High School Student Grant. After a year of hard work (including the summer), their project was chosen to be presented at the White House Science Affair in front of President Barack Obama.

In Part 2, we set aside glories and trophies and began focusing on the daily lives of two college students: 

  • What is the day in the life of an MIT / Brown student?
  • How to be obtain a "Pirate License" at MIT? 
  • Why does Felege run with a "clicker" in the morning at Brown?
  • What do MIT college students do day in and day out?
  • What are a few things (in Karen and Felege's opinions) that could improve the current state of higher education?
  • Why is it important to learn how to think?
  • Quick final questions - What does success mean? How to live a fulfilling life? What does  a dream project look like to Karen and Felege without concerns of budget and resources

How did this all happen?

You may be wondering how I got in touch with Mrs. Brooks in the first place. In 2011, I helped organize a field trip for design students at the Commonwealth School and Newton North High School to visit Sapient (an agency I was working for at the time) to explore design opportunities beyond traditional disciplines. Immediately after the field trip, I created the very first High School Internship Program at SapientNitro.

Today as part of Feisworld Inc. services and offerings, I continue to mentor high school, college students and young professionals: http://www.feisworld.com/work-with-fei/

 

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