Students who take this semester elective will be given time and space to explore topics (academic or non-academic) they are passionate about. Students will propose, research, find mentors, and create four projects. Since students will pursue their passions, they will be in the driver's seat for these projects - including determining standards reached, finding research content, presentation form. We will work as a class to learn good brainstorming techniques, exploring passions, and work toward professional social media usage. This class will rely heavily on social media, including students collaborating frequently with mentors online. Students will be required to maintain and update a blog throughout the semester. Assessment will take numerous forms - face-to-face conferencing, written updates, final projects, and presentations. Each student will take part in a TED-style talk once during the semester.