Today a guest speaker. Tomorrow a field trip. Keep things interesting.
On Thursday teacher T.J. Green brought in a UConn undergrad to talk about electrical engineering to his Honors Engineering class. Garrett Soler, who will head to USC for a PhD program, and Green not only went to school together but worked with each other in a tutoring center.
Electrical engineering is all around us, Soler reminded the class. Communications systems, sonar, radar, solar power, video game design, drones, cars, elevators, MRIs, pacemakers ... so many things. So many possibilities.
Soler is interested in the biomedical aspect of electrical engineering. He said he is pursuing the PhD because he enjoys research and someday would like to combine teaching with research.
"I don't want to work in a company making things that already have been made," Soler said.
He is interested in helping the blind, figuring out how to further the process of making retinal implants that would change lives.
As Mr. Green told the class, the work of an electrical engineer "affects real people and their lives."
On Friday, the class is headed to Pratt & Whitney for a field trip to tour manufacturing facilities.
Xavier is a private, Catholic all-boys high school in Middletown, CT.