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 Watkins         Dr. Boyce 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, arti...


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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...


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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 ...


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Lawrence Watkins         Lawrence 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, and Co-Founder of Watkins Media Group. Lawrence was born and raised in Louisville, KY to a police officer father and a mother who was a counselo...


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Marilyn Johnson

Global Ambassador and Retired IBM Executive

Marilyn Johnson         Marilyn 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; expan...


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Jullien Gordon         Jullien, The PurposeFinder, is the country’s leading voice on purpose and motivation for the millennial generation. He already has 10 years of experience working with millennials as a CEO, coach, and counselor.     Jullien is the Founding Partner at New Higher, a high performance consultancy for organizations, individuals, and teams that want to increase employee performance, motivation, engagement, and retention. He has wo...


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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 Raven         A 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...


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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 is a HistoryMaker, ScienceMaker-Research, and EducationMaker-Administration at The History Makers - The Nation's Largest African American Video Oral History Collection. see biography at: http://www.thehistorymakers.com/biography/oliver-mcgee-iii        Dr. Oliver has gone viral online with millions of views and social media shares worldwide on breaking news aviation safety and s...


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Dr. George Benjamin Brooks

Thought Leader • Leadership Trainer • Keynote Speaker • Author

Dr. George Benjamin Brooks, Jr.           To empower leaders to do great things is the mission of Dr. George Benjamin Brooks, Jr.      A spellbinding public speaker, award-winning writer and editor, established social, environmental, economic and civic leader, Dr. Brooks is an expert in aquaponics, transformational leadership, urban agriculture and sustainability. He holds a Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries from the School of Renewab...


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Jean Claude Brizard

Senior Advisor at the College Board, and former CEO of Chicago Public Schools and the Rochester NY School District.

Jean-Claude Brizard            Mr. Brizard is Partner and Vice-President at Cross & Joftus. For more than a decade C&J has been devoted to helping public education leaders achieve outstandingresults.   In addition to current practice areas in school and district improvement, educational leadership, talent management, strategicplanning, school finance, community schools, and education policy, Brizard brings to Cross & Joftus two new ...


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Chike Akua         Chike is an award-winning educator and author who is known for his dynamic, interactive, riveting and revealing presentations that leave everyone inspired, uplifted, and transformed.Ebony magazine selected him as one of its "50 Leaders of Tomorrow," a distinction he is, no doubt, living up to today. Chike Akua is one of the most sought after speakers at colleges, universities, and educational conferences.His most fre...


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Dr. Pamela McCauley

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 (formerly Bush), Ph.D., C.P.E.       Engineer, Educator, Leader & Entrepreneur         Dr. Pamela McCauley 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 Asso...


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State Representative Courtney Allen Curtis            Courtney is a Democrat State Representative, who represents St. Louis North County (District 73) including Ferguson in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2012 and re-elected in August 2014. As a native and current resident  of Ferguson, Missouri, Mr. Curtis has been a vocal and vital figure during the unrest over the killing...


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Rev. Dr. Nicholas Pearce

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

Rev. Dr. Nicholas Pearce         Dr. Nicholas 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 ...


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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 Flemings is . . .         • CEO and Founder of Brand Camp University    • CEO and Co-Founder of Gokit    • Digital Brand Strategist/Author/Speaker    • BlackEnterprise.com, Tech Columnist    • Founder of Student Ventures         Hajj is the founder of Brand Camp University the largest personal branding conference in the Midwest. He has expanded his personal branding conference to New York and Boston. He is also the author of “T...


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Garrett Johnson

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

Garrett Johnson         Garrett 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 was graduated magna cum laude in three years with a double major in Political Science and English. Johnson was named an academic All-American in 2005 and 200...


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Allen Orr         Practice Description       Allen 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 i...


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Jon Gosier

Jon is a respected blogger, Investor, writer, software developer, serial tech entrepreneur, and designer working at the intersection of data and frontier markets.

Jon Gosier         Jon Gosier is a 33 year-old investor and computer scientist. He is a serial tech entrepreneur working at the intersection of big data and frontier markets.He is the founder of Appfrica which helps companies do business and invest across Africa. He’s also the founder of Market Atlas has been compared to ‘the Bloomberg terminal’ of Africa, helping private equity firms and hedge funds vet the continent’s financial data.Jon has bee...


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Dr. Amy Freeman

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

Dr. Amy L. Freeman         Amy holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering and a Ph.D. in Workforce Education. This unusual combination has provided her with a professional skill set that includes both the technical and social sciences. Dr. Freeman has spoken in numerous business and professional venues as well as schools, churches and government institutions. Topics include lowering the stress level of working professionals, work-life balanc...


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Amanda Spann

#SociallyInnovative Tech Publicist, @tiphubAfrica Marketing Director, Co-founder/Fmr @Blerdology CMO, @BusinessInsider 30 Under 30 Women in Tech

Amanda Spann         Amanda is a formally trained publicist and an avid innovation enthusiast who currently serves as the Communications and Content Manager for IBM Cloud Computing Category. She is also the Co-founder & Marketing Director of tiphub, a mentorship driven accelerator and business consultancy that develops and supports seed stage technology and social impact ventures within Africa and the African Diaspora. The Washington, DC based co...


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