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Why I want to create Educational Videos

I’m fascinated by science and technology, which is why I’ve been attending the University of Waterloo for Nanotechnology Engineering for the last two years. However, my real passion lays in creation and collaboration. Those magical moments where ideas and concepts click in to place, either in a project, a classroom, or alone with a book (or these days, the web). I want to help create those sorts of moments for people. I want to teach, but more than facts I want to help people uncover the way things fit together. In my experience, this type of teaching takes hard work and creativity. I find ideas are more often understood when they’re jiggled and stretched before they’re laid out flat. When they’re expressed through imagery and narrative. When the students are taught how to connect the dots themselves. I find all of this fascinating, and I want to get better at it, I think it’s something that matters. And the nano part was a logical choice for me, since when I first learned about it, it seemed more like magic then reality, and because many of the pieces have locked together for me in my last couple years of study.

*Note: This was a part of my application to YouTube’s Next Up Edu Guru Program*

Right now I feel the way I used to feel hours into studying for a French Exam. Somewhat exhausted, not finished, and yet somewhat satisfied that I was working so hard.

(I just spent 15 hours designing a pamphlet for UW_NRG, I still have to move, prepare for next term, write many emails, and most notably, write  work term report – Engineering Life)

Also, trying to launch a website during my last week of work. Wince.

Adam will be home (to me) in 3 days!


UW_NRG – robotics of epic proportions


Max was in the Globe and Mail!

Look what I designed!