Resources & Printables
What am I curious about?
Share the flyer and dare students, classmates, & friends to take the Challenge.
What Lies In The Deepest Ocean? Is It Too Late To Stop Climate Change? Why Are Dog’s Noses Always Wet?
We were blown away by the top-notch questions this year. Check ’em out below!
Pictured here, Randi, former curious student, current Curious Scientist, with the Queen of England!
Randi Williams (who gets her name from her dad and grandpa, Randy Williams Jr. and Sr.) is an MIT PhD student studying robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and education. She works in the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab, a research group that makes robots that work, teach, and play with people. On a normal day, Randi could be building robots, writing computer programs, or teaching AI classes to students of all ages. Her hope is to teach as many people as possible about how AI can help build a better future.
Randi was born and raised in Bowie, Maryland. Growing up, her favorite subjects were Math and Physical Education. She was very curious about how the world around her worked and spent a lot of time taking things apart (and sometimes figuring out how to put them back together). When she grows up, Randi hopes to travel around the world, learning new languages and building cool technology with the cool people she meets along the way.
Elizabeth (Liz) Hill lives and teaches in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Liz enjoys reading non-fiction science and social science books, exploring the outdoors, and engaging with science learning in the classroom. As a kindergarten teacher, Liz loves to help students have new experiences with scientific inquiry, outdoor explorations, and engineering.
“As a child, growing up in a rural environment, being outside was how I spent most of my summer days. “Helping” my grandparents in the garden or greenhouse or watching bees and butterflies in the herb garden was something that felt safe and so enjoyable. I spent my earliest days growing pumpkins, picking blackberries, and learning how to climb to the highest branches of the trees. I now know that being encouraged to be fearless in my explorations gave me so much freedom and courage in learning.”
Now, one of her greatest joys is seeing a child develop confidence in an exploration or endeavor that once felt challenging.