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STEM Speakers

Because of rapid advances in business, politics and society, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is fast expanding. From weather-flexible buildings and bridges to discovering new synthetic compounds for building materials, STEM changes how we work, play and live. But how does one get started - and, more importantly, remain successful – within this field? STEM speakers are ready to teach, share and inspire the next wave of STEM leaders. Browse the list of available speakers for your next STEM event.

Dr. Boyce WatkinsDr. Boyce Watkins is one of the most highly sought after African-American scholars in the world. Specializing in financial psychology, educational motivation, and black social commentary, Dr. Watkins has presented his message to millions, making regular appearances on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, ABC News, BET, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Black Enterprise Magazine and many more national media outlets. Brilliant, articulate, and...

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Mario Armstrong

Digital Lifestyle Expert and Emmy Award Winning Media Personality

Mario Armstrong   Mario, Digital Lifestyle Expert and Emmy Award Winning Media Personality, provides regular commentary to CNN/HLN, The TODAY Show, NPR Morning Edition, Tell Me More, Sirius/XM, and Public Radio WYPR. Mario is a guide to Motivate, Educate, Inspire and Innovate, for consumers, youth and business people as they engage and consider current and evolving digital and technology solutions in their lives. In addition to developing infor...

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Angela Benton

The Change Agent Diversifying the Innovation Economy

Angela Benton   Angela is the Founder & CEO of NewME Accelerator. Launched in 2011, NewME’s mission is to accelerate underrepresented entrepreneurs around the world. NewME has received critical acclaim from The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Inc. Magazine, among others for the work they are doing to ensure the technology entrepreneurship is accessible to women and minorities. Additionally, Angela and the inaugural class of NewME ...

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Lawrence WatkinsLawrence Watkins is one of America’s leading entrepreneurship and personal achievement experts. His journey has taken him from an ultra-underachiever in high school to a graduate of an Ivy League business school as well as the Owner of Great Black Speakers, Great Pro Speakers, Co-Founder of Ujamaa Deals, and Principal of Sachs Technologies. Lawrence was born and raised in Louisville, KY to a police officer father and a mother who...

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Marilyn Johnson

Global Ambassador and Retired IBM Executive

Marilyn JohnsonMarilyn was the IBM Vice President, Market Development based in Armonk, New York. In this capacity, she led an organization responsible for developing IBM’s strategy for (and marketing to) businesses owned or operated by Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans and Women in the Americas. In 2005 she expanded her mission to include women-owned and women-led businesses in selected markets around the globe; expanding IBM market sha...

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Jullien GordonJullien, The PurposeFinder, is the country’s leading voice on purpose and motivation for the millennial generation. At the age of 27, he already has 10 years of experience working with millennials as a CEO, coach, and counselor. As the author of two amazing books, The 8 Cylinders of Success: How To Align Your Personal and Professional Purpose and Good Excuse Goals: How To Eliminate Procrastination and Perfectionism Forever, Jullien ...

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Corvida Raven

A natural pioneer at grasping the rapidly changing landscape of technology, Corvida Raven is known for talking technology in plain English.

Corvida RavenA natural pioneer at grasping the rapidly changing landscape of technology, Corvida Raven is known for talking technology in plain English. Since the age of 19, Corvida has consistently captured the tech world's attention with her award-winning blog, SheGeeks.net. Translating the value of social media services and how to utilize them in tandem with innovative devices and mobile apps is a natural passion for this digital native. Cor...

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Dr. Oliver McGee

HistoryMaker, ScienceMaker, EducationMaker; Teacher, researcher, administrator, and adviser to government, universities, corporations and philanthropy.

Oliver G. McGee III, Ph.D., M.B.A., C.F.R.M.   Dr. Oliver G. McGee III is a HistoryMaker, ScienceMaker-Research, and EducationMaker-Administration at The History Makers - The Nation's Largest African American Video Oral History Collection, see also biography online at: http://www.thehistorymakers.com/biography/oliver-mcgee. Dr. Oliver McGee has gone viral online with a million views worldwide in less than two weeks, breaking the Missing Malaysi...

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Dr. Pamela McCauley Bush

Award-winning Educator, Expert Engineer, Leadership-Innovation-Diversity Specialist who inspires students and professionals to pursue STEM education and careers, even in the face of great adversity.

Pamela McCauley Bush, Ph.D., C.P.E.Engineer, Educator, Leader & Entrepreneur Dr. Pamela McCauley Bush is a nationally recognized speaker, entrepreneur, author and Full Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at the University of Central Florida where she leads the Human Factors in Disaster Management Research Team. She previously held the position of Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Associate Professor of Aer...

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Kai DupeMr. Dupe has a masters degree in education.  He has been a student of spirituality for 20 years. Mr. Dupé is also a doctoral student at Pepperdine University where he is researching the lack of African American males in computing.  Kai is concerned with the spiritual education of African American males.  He utilizes his education, experience, and skills to educate young people in the science of mind.  He is an advocate for spiritual educ...

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Hajj Flemings

History curator, Branding expert, and author, The Brand YU Life: Re-thinking Who You Are Through Personal Brand Management

Hajj FlemingsHajj is the CEO/Co-Founder of Gokit an online identity platform that enables users to manage, organize and curate their story. Gokit’s vision is to create simplistic and beautifully designed identity systems for everyday people and the super influential alike. Within the core of every person is a brand whose story is waiting to be told, packaged and experienced.   Hajj is the founder of Brand Camp University the largest personal br...

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Rev. Dr. Nicholas Pearce

@KelloggSchool Professor • @ACOGChicago Assistant Pastor • Executive Adviser • Encourager

Rev. Dr. Nicholas PearceDr. Nicholas Pearce is a clinical assistant professor of Management & Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. His research examines leadership, organizational values, and organizational change in diverse contexts, ranging from the boardrooms of Fortune 500 corporations, to the halls of power in national governments, to the pulpits of America’s megachurches. His teaching on values-drive...

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Garrett Johnson

A 21st century innovator who specializes in technology, politics, education and sports.

Garrett JohnsonGarrett is CEO/co-founder of SendHub, a venture-backed startup based in Silicon Valley. He previously served as professional staff on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where his oversight portfolio included Afghanistan, Pakistan and Haiti. Johnson completed graduate studies at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and was accepted to Harvard law school. Originally from Florida, he took his undergraduate degrees fr...

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Allen OrrPractice DescriptionAllen Orr is the founder of Orr Immigration Law Firm PC, a minority-owned law firm based in Washington, DC and focusing on a US corporate compliance, as well as global corporate representation and assistance on immigration issues.Mr. Orr has over 13 years of US and global immigration experience with the immigration practice of one of the largest international law firms.Mr. Orr is the recipient of the 2009 Joseph Minsk...

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Rasheed Ali Cromwell

Attorney, Greek Life Expert and CEO, The Harbor Institute

Rasheed-Ali Cromwell, ESQ., Founder, Attorney Rasheed-Ali Cromwell has been involved extensively in leadership throughout his academic and professional career. Mr. Cromwell graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, and was honored with the University's "Excellence in Leadership Award" for his progressive efforts and extensive work in Student Government. He had the ...

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Amy Freeman

Professor, Author, and Advocate for Women in STEM: Science | Technology | Engineering | Math

Amy L. FreemanAmy Freeman is the Assistant Dean of Engineering Diversity at The Pennsylvania State University serving as an advocate for underrepresented students and women in engineering.She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Washington State University and completed a Master of Science degree in Architectural Engineering at Penn State. Contributing to her career path in Engineering Education, she also  compl...

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Jon Gosier

Self-made tech entrepreneur and human rights activist.

Jon GosierJon Gosier is a respected blogger, software developer, and designer working at the intersection of open data, human rights, and African development. He is the founder or co-founder of several organizations and initiatives including AfriLabs, Appfrica, Abayima, Hive Colab, MetaLayer and SeedCapitalAfrica. And has held a Executive leadership roles at others including Ushahidi and QuestionBox. In 2012 Jon founded Abayima, a non-profit or...

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Delano White

The actions taken from this day forward will affect your ability to succeed and save your community.

Delano M. WhiteDelano is an entrepreneur, author, educator, mentor and community activist. The philanthropic mentor is the founder of Reignmakers, Incorporated, a community organization, whose mission is to educate and empower a community of next generation leaders. He is also the founder of the One Strike Foundation, which assists ex-offenders in successfully re-entering society as well as works to underserved youth on a pathway towards success....

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Amanda Spann

Tech Publicist, and Business Insider's 30 Most Important Women Under 30 in Tech

Amanda SpannAmanda Spann is a formally trained publicist and an avid innovation enthusiast. She founded BRANDSPAN, an identity agency for mobile apps, digital brands and online influencers, to meet the need for digital brand building in niche communities and to offer responsible B2C interactive communications for multicultural markets. The Florida State University and Georgetown grad has been honored as one of Business Insider’s 30 Most Important...

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N.J. Richards

Author of Free Ride to College: A Guide to Grooming Your Kids for Academic Scholarships

N. J. RichardsN. J. Richards hit the lottery for close to a half a million dollars! At least it felt like it when she did what every parent dreams of; sent all of her children to college on full academic scholarships and saved close to a half a million dollars in college expenses. But the remarkable thing about this story is, one of her children was labeled as a candidate for special education, another labeled as having Attention Deficit Hyperac...

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