I was invited by the awesome Jeremy Blum to give a short talk to high school students in the BlueStamp Engineering Program being held at Ramaz Upper School in NYC. The goal of the guest speakers is to spend 20 or 30 minutes giving the students either inspiration for the students to pursue a career in engineering and/or entrepreneurship, or an understanding of what it means to be an engineer/entrepreneur through stories of first hand experience.
Last week I was invited to give a guest lecture to a room full of 11-13 year olds participating in the Science of Smart Cities program this summer at NYU-Poly. They spent the week learning about energy, so I spent some time telling them how important understanding energy has been to my career, both in terms of robotic systems and biomechanics. I was genuinely impressed with the level of questions they asked me afterwards, and retroactively jealous of all the kids for the great program they get to be a part of this summer. Best of luck to all the students, instructors, and curriculum developers!