We are thrilled to have Coach Fredi Lajvardi as a BET-C 2016 presenter!
Hear the story of student success from our very own local educational hero who is an award winning Robotics coach, mentor and inspirational teacher at Carl Hayden High School.
Improbable to Unstoppable
Faridodin “Fredi” Lajvardi, Falcon Robotics, Carl Hayden High School
For more than two decades, high school science teacher, Fredi Lajvardi has engaged, motivated and challenged students by making science fun and introducing them to the field of robotics. With countless hours spent after school, mentoring and investing in the underserved students at Carl Hayden Community High School, Lajvardi drew national attention in 2004, when he entered his diverse high school team in a university level national underwater robotics competition, where they not only proved their skills and ability to compete at that level, but they placed first, defeating leading universities, including MIT.
In this session, Fredi will share his experiences as a young teacher going into a disadvantaged school and how he had to learn how to connect to the students and get them to do things they did not think they could do, including the story of how four boys from the barrios of South Phoenix broke through the barrier and showed the others behind them that they too can do great things!