With a bachelors degree in both Physics and Economics, Elon Musk went on to pursue his graduate degree in applied physics and material science at Stanford, but soon after dropped out to figure out issues he saw as “important problems that would most affect the future of humanity”. Even though he never finished getting his [...]

For more than a decade, Dr. Olajide Williams has been medically treating members of the Harlem community and educating them on ways to stay healthy. As the Chief of Staff of Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Williams will admit that he’s received offers to work in other places that would probably prove more [...]

IDEaS Professor and Chair of Human-Centered Computing, School of Computing, Clemson University Dr. Juan E. Gilbert is a Professor and Chair of the Human-Centered Computing Division in the School of Computing at Clemson University where he leads the Human-Centered Computing Lab. He is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement Science (AAAS), [...]

NFL Here I come… So I Thought! When his parents did arrive to take him home, Dr. Moore was entrenched in a deep depression. It was his mother who first identified in him the aptitude for compassion and empathy that eventually transitioned him from James Moore, wounded athlete to Dr. Moore, Counselor Educator. Dr. Moore’s love [...]

On his way to making academic history at Purdue University, the usually confident Nwokedi Idika could not avoid the tiny voice of doubt. It constantly reminded him that he was a young black man, and as such did not fit the image of an expert in computer sciences, a field dominated by foreign exchange students [...]

CEO of DimensionU – Educational Videogame Software Producer www.dimensionu.com I started and run a company call DimensionU that creates educational video games. We make education as interesting and as viral as possible in the social media and video game space for children. I grew up in Nigeria playing the old educational video games such as [...]

Sylvester James Gates, Jr. Professor of Physics, University of Maryland I can trace my early childhood roots as a lover of science and math. My first fascination with math – I have this first conscious memory of sort of thinking about it – goes back to when I was age eight. Mathematics in our family [...]

Meet Dr. Chudy Nduaka, Associate Director of Clinical Development at Pfizer and the founder and president of The Africa Education Initiative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of education in Africa. For Dr. Nduaka, science and philanthropy are virtually inseparable. Born and raised in Nigeria, Dr. Nduaka completed his undergraduate coursework at Ahmadu [...]

Todd Bethel CEO of Kingdom Media Group – Digital Media Solutions Company www.kmgcorp.com Kingdom Media Group is a media solutions company that can meet every need in the kingdom of digital media solutions. Our talents and portfolio of work run the full gamut of media services. We compose music, write lyrics, customize commercials as well [...]