Genius Unleashed Moments

Genius Unleashed at Beaver

Teamwork, iteration, grit: 2016 BeaverAUV RoboSub Team

BVR RoboSub Team
Five Beaver students dove into a complex robotics and engineering project to design a robot together.

“We learned an incredible amount, not only about the technical aspect of designing an AUV, but also about the far more applicable skills of creatively solving a problem, troubleshooting that solution, and managing time and resources over a large-scale, year-long project.”

Read more about their journey and plans for the next design.

No need to choose: Becca Barnes ’18 combines her passions to create an impact


No need to choose: Becca Barnes ’18 combines her passions to create an impact

Junior Becca Barnes was deciding between several opportunities for her Hiatt Summer Fellowship this past summer. With passions for healthcare, art, and service, she had a tough time narrowing her choices. So she didn’t. Over the course of the summer, she split her time between Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Lovelane, Perkins School for the Blind, and the Kennard Park Art Trail.

“With guidance from the Hiatt Center, I learned a tremendous amount, which helped me become a better volunteer and person along the way.”

Read more about Becca’s experience on the Hiatt Center Tumblr.

Creating a kingdom to learn grammar: Students become “Lords of Language”

Lords of Language
Middle School English teacher John Greenberg challenged his sixth grade students to conceptualize and create a “World of Words.” On one side, there’s the Webster Oxford’s Lords of Language; on the other, the Barbarians of Slang. Students battle it out by creating buildings representing parts of speech.

“The thing I love about this project is that grammar is no longer associated with dry, rote learning and is instead embraced as a creative experience. By doing, making, and tinkering, my students immerse themselves in learning.”