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Bakersfield College

Distinguished Speaker Fredi Lajvardi 10AM

Fredi Lajvardi

STEM | Robotics

Improbable to Unstoppable

Thursday, September 3, 2020
10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Live via Zoom and BCSGA Facebook

Fredi Lajvardi kindles your innate sense of ingenuity with his remarkable firsthand account of how he transformed a group of high school students into a national champion robotics team.

Fredi captivated the country when he led his team of disadvantaged teenagers in a university-level underwater robotics competition, where they defeated leading schools, including top-ranked MIT. Their story inspired the acclaimed documentary Underwater Dreams and was also adapted into the major motion picture, Spare Parts, starring actor and comedian, George Lopez as Fredi. His award-winning Falcon Robotics team is also featured in the 2017 film Dream Big.

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Speaker Biography

Nationally Recognized STEM Educator & Subject of the Critically Acclaimed Documentary, Underwater Dreams, the Major Motion Picture, Spare Parts and the IMAX film Dream Big.

Honored with numerous awards for his spirited passion for teaching, Fredi continues to serve as a prominent advocate about the importance of STEM education nationwide.

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Faculty Coordinator: Stephen Tavoni, Professor of Biology.

The Bakersfield College Distinguished Speakers Series brings community leaders from around the world to Bakersfield whose achievements have had national and/or international significance.

Date & Time: 
Thu, 09/03/2020 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Location: 
Zoom and BCSGA Facebook