About this Fireside Chat:
In this STEMCasts® episode, we have a conversation with John Benoit, covering his journey from a Principal Engineer at Intel to teaching at Downtown College Prep, San Jose, a charter high school serving low-income students and a leader in first-generation college success. From anecdotes from his work at Intel, to the importance of a growth mindset, this episode is a fantastic mix of engineering content and personal journey.
- Glimpses into the life and work of a hardware engineer.
- Lessons learned from the greatest mentor of all time.
- Thoughts on math and the growth mindset.
- Why Rocket Science isn’t Rocket Science
- DCP: changing lives & communities.
- Anyone interested in hardware engineering and/or STEM.
Details of the full fireside chat (https://youtu.be/eLRKZUfGsp8):
- John’s educator role at Downtown College Prep (DCP) (5 min)
- John’s inspiration to become an engineer (1 min)
- Convergence leadership at Intel (5 min)
- Hardware development evolution and revolution (2 min)
- John’s advice on how to succeed in STEM (3 min)
- Lessons from John’s STEM journey (8 mins)
- Why Rocket Science isn’t Rocket Science (2 mins)
- Growth Mindset (2 mins)
- John’s long-term plans (2 mins)
Meet the Guest:
John Benoit was a Principal Engineer at Intel, an expert in the field of system debug and bring-up. He currently teaches at Downtown College Prep (DCP) in San Jose, where he guides through independent and team-based learning projects. In addition, he serves as a coach and mentor for STEM students.
Thanks to our host for this episode: Berenice Espino, STEM Student at Downtown College Prep, San Jose, CA.