Spotlight On Our Students: Trevor

TrevorMeet Trevor. A Junior at Pivot, Trevor spoke with us about his presentation at one of our recent show-and-tell “Freestyle Friday” events. Trevor also explained why Pivot is the right fit for him.

Tell us about your presentation.

Every Friday we have Freestyle Fridays, where people come in and essentially do show-and-tell. Previously, I brought in a violin, or played bass. One time I think I got up and juggled. This time, I thought why not top everyone else, so I put on a lab coat, made a presentation in PowerPoint along with a tray of the robot I made, including robots that use touch sensors.

When did you start assembling robots?

I got into robots very early. I remember getting a kit of Lego robots and my father doing most of the programming. Maybe since I was eight, I enjoyed full-time soldering and building things, ripping apart old construction bits and old electronic components from random pieces of junk. I’ve been doing more advanced robotics for a little over a year.

What is your favorite subject at Pivot?

Probably biology. I have a lot of background from my father and read Darwin’s The Origin of Species. I went in and did some diagnostic tests and got 100%. I was able to get through the entire first semester of biology, save the final, in a matter of a few weeks.

What do you like most about going to Pivot?

It’s freeing. I liken it to a job. I woke up yesterday, in time to get ready, did some of my assignment and went to class. After that, I took I nap. I got up later, and completed all four of my assignments on my own time. Pivot is like real life- in the real world, provided you get something done on time, then congratulations, you get a paycheck. Real life doesn’t put you on a strict schedule a lot of the time. Instead you are expected to get a certain job done within a certain timeframe. It’s the same way at Pivot, and I appreciate that.

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