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Speakers Forum Brings Nationally Recognized STEM Educator, Fredi Lajvardi

Sep 4, 2018

The Fresno City College Speakers Forum is excited to welcome Fredi Lajvardi, nationally recognized Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) educator.

Speaker Forum: Fredi Lajvardi Photo

Thursday, September 13, 12:00 p.m.
OAB Auditorium
Free Admission

Fredi captivated the country when he transformed his Phoenix, Arizona high school robotics team into national champions. The team of disadvantaged students defeated leading universities, including top-ranked MIT, in the university-level underwater robotics competition. 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.

After 30 years of teaching and coaching Fredi is now the Vice President of STEM Initiatives for the Si Se Puede Foundation, a prevention and advocacy organization focusing on higher education and empowerment for low-income and predominately minority communities in Chandler, Arizona.

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.

This free event is open to all students and the community. Parking is available for visitors in Parking Lot M behind the gym. All other parking is $1 in student stalls only.

About the Speakers Forum Program

The well-established FCC Speakers Forum has been bringing prominent newsmakers, experts and distinguished presenters to the campus for more than 20 years.  The speakers provide insight on varied topics and viewpoints promoting increased understanding of academic, political and social issues that impact our students, faculty, staff and the community.

For more information regarding the Speakers Forum series, call 559.489.2218 or visit our website at

Kathy Bonilla
Public Information Officer 

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