Robert Walters ’19 is known at Lausanne for being the guy who juggles and unicycles in the parking lot during his spare time, but aside from his playful nature is a seriousness for his education.
For Robert, knowing what he wants to do with his life has been evident since the sixth grade.
After reading the book “The Grand Design” by Stephen Hawking, he knew he wanted to pursue a physics related career, and he’s spent his time at Lausanne engaging in opportunities that will help him pursue his future endeavors in the subject.
Over the course of his high school career and the help from leaders at Lausanne, Robert created a mini-docuseries called “The ingredients of the Universe,” attended Governor’s School for Sciences and Engineering and interned with the engineering firm Buchart Horn, Inc.
“I love how the IB program has allowed me to take a broad spectrum of classes I would have never imagined taking before,” Robert said. “Not only could I double up on sciences in physics and chemistry, but I also have taken Atelier for four years, Economics and getting to conduct a research paper in the extended essay.”
Aside from his academic responsibilities, Robert is involved in theater, Varsity Soccer, Varsity Golf, the National Honors Society, Co-President and team member of the WKNO Knowledge Bowl Team Club, Tennessee Science Bowl and Cycling Club.
“My ultimate academic goal is probably the same as every other physicist ever: to come up with a unified equation that can model our universe,” Robert said.
As far as his future in physics, Lausanne knows with confidence that with Robert's determination anything is possible.