The Heidelberg University campus is closed in response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic. Classes are being taught through remote learning. Essential work is continuing as needed. Offices and departments can be contacted through email or phone calls. Read more information about the campus response to COVID-19.
Please note: Effective at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2020, the Heidelberg University campus will be closed for the rest of the semester in response to the ever-growing COVID-19 pandemic. All events on campus for the Spring 2020 semester have been suspended or canceled.
The HYPE Career Ready Program combines inspirational speakers, unique learning experiences, and professional skills to help every student prepare for life after college.
*Please note that HYPE sessions are only open to members of the Heidelberg community. To register to attend a HYPE keynote, email firstname.lastname@example.org no earlier than four weeks before the event.
About Fredi Lajvardi
Fredi Lajvardi kindles your innate sense of ingenuity with his remarkable first-hand account of how he transformed a group of high school students into a national champion robotics team. Fredi captivated the country when he led his team of disadvantaged teenagers in a university-level underwater robotics competition, where they defeated leading schools, including top-ranked MIT. Their story inspired the acclaimed documentary Underwater Dreams and was also adapted into the major motion picture, Spare Parts. Honored with numerous awards for his spirited passion for teaching, Fredi continues to serve as a prominent advocate for the importance of STEM education nationwide.