Nikil won the the President's Innovation Prize in 2020 for Invent XYZ and what they are doing for high school kids to accelerate STEM education.
Nikil talks about the importance of preparing students for the jobs that don't exist yet and how technology is changing every industry. They also discuss the need for practical skills in fields like computer science and business and how hands-on learning can prepare students for real-world challenges in their lives in and in the careers.
A must listen to episode for anyone interested in eduction in America or anyone that had kids.
[00:00:00] Accelerate STEM education for kids.
[00:07:59] Inventing to solve tech problems.
[00:15:50] Teach kids tech skills to succeed.
[00:23:52] Teach rigor, raise expectations, exceed the mean.
[00:32:07] Engage students with relevant, empowering projects.
[00:38:50] Augment existing classes with experts.
[00:47:26] Innovating to empower students: success!
[00:55:03] Empowering students to invent, innovate.
[01:02:22] Unlock potential with real-world skills.
[01:10:44] Inspire curiosity, create connections.
ABOUT NIKIL RAGAV
Nikil graduated from University of Pennsylvania (Electrical Engineering and Business at Wharton), was awarded Penn's President's Innovation Prize, interned at Microsoft and Google, published a paper with education researchers at Johns Hopkins on how to teach kids to use AI, and designed a STEM innovation lab for underserved kids in Kansas City sponsored by NFL player Travis Kelce.
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