Robert Greenwood, a senior at Bio-Med Science Academy — the STEM+M school on the NEOMED campus — is a new student intern in the Office of Marketing and Communications.
Where are you from?
I have lived on the Hiram College campus my whole life, because my father is a professor of English there.
How do you like to spend your free time?
I started running cross country in middle school and now I’m on the Crestwood Cross Country Team. I also have a passion for skiing, which helps me get out of the house when it’s cold out. And I like to get together with friends and do things like play basketball.
Last show you binge watched?
Breaking Bad. The intense way of storytelling causes anxiety from start to finish. Its pacing is perfect. I’d say it’s one of the most unique shows I’ve ever seen.
If you could turn into an animal what would it be?
If I could turn into any animal I would have to choose the tardigrade. It is the most resilient animal on the planet. Tardigrades can not only withstand the freezing vacuum of space but they can also survive in volcanoes and essentially any dangerous environment imaginable.
What do you enjoy most about being a Bio-Med student?
The learning curriculum at Bio-Med is very different from a traditional high school. We learn how to problem solve (which is one of our attributes), and come up with solutions on our own. With such a different environment, we really learn to be responsible for managing our time while we work and collaborate with our peers.
What drew you to Bio-Med?
My school district didn’t have the best learning environment for me. The traditional style of teaching the curriculum made it difficult for me to retain information or be motivated. The project-based learning teaching at Bio-Med changed everything for me, in a good way. It was a shock to the system, since it was the opposite of a traditional high school. Thanks to Bio-Med and its project-based learning, I was able to learn a number of different skills that have stuck with me.
What is the most interesting connection between Bio-Med and NEOMED?
The great thing about having a medical school as an almost subsection to your high school is that you get a lot of resources that normal schools typically don’t get. NEOMED provides us with many different tools and rooms throughout their building. The University’s generosity really goes a long way for our high school, especially for the seniors like me. It’s great to be able to have an internship in your last year of high school.