Prof. Harford is from Los Angeles, California and is a PhD candidate in electrical engineering at Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (KPI). Research focus is on desalination brine mining using electrostatic methods.
In the United States, taught mathematics and worked on rockets for a small space company in the Mojave Desert.
Traveling abroad led to interaction with engineers and scientists. He points out: “These conversations became my passion, because we are not only sharing the English language, but ideas, perspectives, theoretical constructs, and experiences”.
The course consists of the following:
Cambridge English for Engineers Materials.
Open Conversation Club on Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Topics of choice.
Practicing Reading, Pronunciation, Comprehension, and Discussion on the following:
1. Isaac Asimov: “How Do People Get New Ideas?
2. “We Choose to Go to the Moon” Kennedy Rice Speech
3. Kurzweil: The Singularity is Near (When Humans Transcend Biology)
4. Richard Feynman: “It’s Fun to Imagine!”
Classes are held in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere where students are encouraged to share their passions for STEM topics, make mistakes, enjoy learning and sharing ideas, and develop confidence in their English abilities to build a future worth getting excited about!