“I take an active approach to education. I ask questions. And I like to apply very abstract methods in practical ways, like trying to optimize the use of renewable energy on the St. Paul’s campus.
My extended essay crossed educational lines. First I had to overcome the project’s technical challenge from a computer science point of view. Then I had to look at the broader ramifications.
The Design Tech course focuses on doing things. I was able to see why we’ve been learning all this theoretical stuff in math and science by applying it real world problems. It was great!”
Karl Nasrallah ’14 wrote his International Baccalaureate extended essay about his successful effort to build a Windows desktop personal computer that runs on a Macintosh operating system. As a member of the STEM Club he has built a personal hoverboard and an electrolysis machine that splits hydrogen and oxygen from water. A student at St. Paul’s since enrolling at St. Paul’s Plus at age two, he has earned numerous academic honors, wrote the first position paper by a St. Paul’s student to earn a perfect score at the Ivy League Model U.N. Conference, and was one of eight members of his class inducted to the Cum Laude Society as a junior in recognition of academic excellence.