Students will become professors for a day this weekend, teaching high school students a variety of subjects through Splash UNC.
Splash, founded in 1957 by students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, seeks to give local high school students the chance to get a taste of college. This is UNC’s first Splash event.
Colin Kantor, who is also a member of The Daily Tar Heel’s editiorial board, first heard about Splash from events at Duke University and wrote an editorial on why UNC should start an event.
“So I wrote an editorial basically to the effect of this a great thing and UNC should totally have one,” he said.
Then freshman Tanner Glenn reached out to make it happen.
“I saw an editorial that UNC (should) pick up the Splash idea,” Glenn said. “So I contacted the DTH and they were like, ‘Colin Kantor wrote this.’”
The duo has been working since January to bring the event to campus.
Kantor said Splash is important because it prepares students for college.