BASIS seniors pursue their interests doing research in ECE labs.
High school seniors Parthib Samadder and Helena Hurbon stopped attending class months before graduation at BASIS Tucson North High School in May 2015. Still, not only did they graduate -- they’re bound for Ivy League universities.
What’s their secret? Samadder and Hurbon swapped out their traditional senior-year classroom instruction for a hands-on experiential learning project in the UA department of electrical and computer engineering, or ECE. Samadder used origami to design a solar-powered robot, working with professor Kathleen Melde; Hurbon studied bionics and bacteria with associate professor Wolfgang Fink... Read Complete Article