The 2019 Ray and Stella Dillon Lecture Series at Hutchinson Community College will conclude its 2019 series with celebrated STEM educator Fredi Lajvardi . Lajvardi will speak on Tuesday, November 5 at 10:30 am at the Hutchinson Sports Arena.
Lajvardi 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.
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.
With humor and compassion, Fredi brings audiences on his inspiring journey, illustrating the need to embrace diversity and invest in people to help others realize their potential. His incredible real-life tale equips you with the real life encouragement to maximize your own potential and to work together to solve complex problems.
Tickets to the lecture are currently on sale online and at the HutchCC Campus Store in the Parker Student Union.
Lajvardi will appear at a press conference for members of the media prior to the lecture. The press conference is scheduled at 9:45 a.m. in the Media Interview Room of the Hutchinson Sports Arena.
2019 is the 38th season for the Dillon Lecture Series on the HutchCC Campus. For more information on the Dillon Lecture Series, or to become a patron, call Robin Woodworth at 620-665-3505 or visit the college website.