Five months after Carson and AJ returned home, we checked in to see if their tour was continuing to have the lasting impact on them that they had predicted. Safe to say, their hypothesis was correct.
As they told us, they constantly reminisce about their tour and talk about how much they hope to return to Tokyo in the future, perhaps even through a college study abroad program. Plus, their tour has influenced their current summer activities, propelling them to do additional research on wearable tech and even inspiring Carson to finish designing a video game. As he said, “I felt like, ‘Okay, this is something I know I can do. Because I’ve seen people do it before and it’s doable. It is possible.’”
It’s so impressive to see what the boys have already accomplished, and we know this is just the beginning. In fact, we have a good feeling we’ll see them on another EF STEM tour in the future. Only this time, they’ll be the professional experts answering the next generation’s questions.