Fingal, D. (n.d.). Student profile: Jeff kessler. Retrieved from http://www.iste.org/learn/publications/learning-and-leading/issues/Student_Profile_Jeff_Kessler.aspx
Seventeen year old , Jeff Kessler, a student at the Science Leadership Academy (SLA) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, gained an internship with Amtrack. Jeff has a love for inquizatory learning, trains, and high tech tools which gave him a chance to create websites to assist the general public in traveling by various means of transportation. He worked with Amtrak’s engineering department to help design track layouts, test the electronic control system, and dispatch trains during the holiday season. At a school conference, he was in charge of trouble shooting issues like printing boarding passes. The next year, he made travel time tables and maps of the local airport. Then, he put his transit information on Twitter so that people could come to the conference. After his internship, he plans to go to University of Pennsylvania’s Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology and hope to one day be the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.
Where did Jeff come up with the creation ideas of his first cite?
His first site was called Edu Concierge. He got the idea from an educational conference that his school holds each year which concentrates on high tech learning. Students are relied upon to assist the conference which in turn expands the students’ inquiry, collaboration and innovation in their education
Is Jeff a stranger to chaos?
No. Amtrak has a very busy system during the holidays. It reminds him of when a computer crashes. He says that his website came to be out of chaos.