Brandon Le with students

Brandon's GTL Story

Brandon and his team of 3 other MIT students independently developed and ran a 2-week workshop for Korean high school students focused on teaching electrical engineering and computer science--mens et manus-style.

"We used many different instruments to incorporate the mens et manus methodology. To start, we introduced them to breadboards and LEDs, allowing them to actively learn about simple circuitry."

The end result was something his students didn't realize they were capable of building. Brandon explained, "We expanded on the ideas of LED circuits and introduced programming through the use of Arduino circuit boards. This new hardware then became the basis for the autonomous robots that the students were able to build later on."

Despite the time and effort required to teach an intensive, hands-on workshop, Brandon--a photography and filming enthusiast--found some time to document his experience in video:


MIT GTL team with students
"Living in Korea has exposed me to an entirely different world than what I am used to in the US. It has allowed me to look at things in a different perspective. In a lot of ways, it has actually taught me that the US is not as technologically advanced as we're led to believe. . . . GTL-Korea convinced me that Korea would be an extraordinary choice for living abroad. While in Seoul, I fell in love with the city's young, modern, and technological lifestyle. . . GTL-Korea has been one of the most rewarding experiences I've had while at MIT."
Brandon Le, '14
Major & Class Year
Aerospace Engineering '14
Pangyo, Korea
MISTI Program
Global Teaching Labs
Korea International School (KIS)
Jonah & Michael at KRISO

Jonah & Michael's Internship Story