Posted on March 10th, 2016
A group of 7th and 8th grade students are meeting every afternoon at McKinley for “Genius Hour” to work on projects they’ve chosen. The idea was inspired by Google, where employees are given 20 percent of their work time to pursue personal projects (Gmail was created by this process).
This student, Luis Montalvo, is developing an app for managing type 1 diabetes. Montalvo, an 8th grader, said he’d like to be a doctor when he grows up.