A roboticist, photographer, musician, sculptor, and host of the Discovery Channel’s “Time Warp,” Lieberman spoke to the Cushing community on January 10. In an all-school assembly and during a lunch with Cushing Scholars, Lieberman shared examples of his projects and research, as well as clips from the show in which he employs high-speed photography to turn everyday events (such as water droplets or bursting bubbles) into examples of wonder, beauty, and learning.
With four degrees from MIT, Lieberman stressed the importance of creativity and adaptability in our rapidly changing world. “Technology is accelerating so quickly – we can’t predict what you as high school students will have to know when you enter the work force. Learn to be comfortable with looking at unknown situations and coming up with solutions – this is the essence of creativity and the most important skill.”
Jeff Lieberman’s visit was made possible by the Katie Lemmon '09 Performance gift, which was established in 2009 in honor of Katie Lemmon by her grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Mark L. Lemmon, to sponsor an annual performance or lecture for the Cushing community.