– Favorite subject in school? Carlos enjoys world history because there is a lot that he feels he doesn’t know about the world and he enjoys hearing the stories of different communities around the world.
– Something you like about Carver? Carlos loves Carver’s many clubs – there’s something for everyone. He enjoys participating in these clubs and activities after school with friends.
– Participant in clubs/sports/other extracurriculars at Carver? Before COVID, Carlos participated in chess club, anime club, and D&D club.
– Describe your summer experience. What skills did you learn and/or develop? Carlos participated in Temple STEM Scholars last summer and has participated throughout the school year since 7th grade. It has been a very enjoyable experience for him because he has gotten to know and work with new people every year. The program is based mostly around engineering and provides opportunities to work on STEM-projects, like building robots.
During the 2019-2020 school year, Carlos and his team from Temple STEM Scholars had to build a robot that functioned as a submarine in the SEAPERCH Challenge. Before COVID, his team placed first in a robotics competition. From this program, he learned how to improvise and be flexible on a project, how to be a leader, and how to cooperate with a team.
– Why do you think it’s important to study STEM? It’s important to study STEM because there is a lot of room for improvement on planet Earth! Carlos is particularly interested in biomedical engineering; he appreciates how it can produce vaccines and cures for diseases.
– Things you enjoy doing in your free time? Catching up with friends, studying Spanish and world history, and playing with legos.
– One additional fun fact (e.g. favorite movie, favorite, tv show, favorite ice cream flavor, etc.) Carlos’ favorite Super Smash Bros. character is Cloud!
– Anything else you want to share with us? “For my fellow students, I know learning online isn’t the best and is hard to get used to, but if you really put in the time in and after hours of school, you can do it!”