Alex Stelea, a distinguished alum from the Class of 2012 is with us today. Alex's journey is a fascinating exploration of technology, education, and the ever-evolving landscape of the digital age.

In our conversation, Alex shares how being introduced to new technologies with fresh, inquisitive eyes during his high school years sparked a lifelong passion for innovation. He recounts his fond memories at ACS Athens, where his curiosity was nurtured from a young age, and how these formative years were instrumental in shaping his academic and professional trajectory.

Alex reflects on the profound impact of group and project-based learning at ACS Athens, a learning style that proved invaluable as he transitioned to college. He shares his insights on embedding AI and digital literacies into K-12 education to prepare students for a future where technology plays a pivotal role. However, he also cautions against the dangers of biases in AI, as these systems often learn from historical data.

Together, we explore the dual-edged sword of retooling the workforce with AI-enabled practices—the opportunities it presents and the potential pitfalls if not handled thoughtfully. Alex firmly believes the future belongs to those who understand and harness new technologies. He emphasizes the importance of approaching college with an open mind, ready to embrace new cultures and experiences, and explains how early internships can provide crucial real-world experience and set the stage for a successful career.

Finally, Alex reflects on his time at ACS Athens and shares the three words that encapsulate his experience at the school. Stay tuned for a thought-provoking discussion with Alex Stelea, a true testament to the power of curiosity, education, and technological foresight.

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