As students spoke about what they like about BEAM to the Linkoping, Sweden representatives, I was struck by the atmosphere.
I have grown used to so many classes where my classmates are either sleeping (and snoring) during lectures or panicking about their grade. To be honest, I find this understandable. When I do not see the real-world application of what I’m learning, I might get sleepy or only aim for the grade too.
So this atmosphere, where BEAMers talk about their intent to gain important skills and cause real-world benefits, stood out. It made me happy to see students motivated that way.