The Limitless (STEM) Academy is excited to have, astrophysicist and Ted fellow, Hakeem Oluseyi as our newest team advisor. You may not know his name but you probably use his inventions every day. Hakeem is known as one of the top science communicators of his generation. Most surprisingly, Hakeem originates from a family where neither of his parents graduated high school. During his childhood, he never lived in the same state two years in a row and grew up in some of America’s toughest neighborhoods. In his early adulthood, Hakeem carried a gun every day and was involved in criminal enterprises. He has emerged from all of this as a voice of optimism, hope, and the viability and effectiveness of work in the sciences for minorities. Hakeem has spoken to business groups, advised science investment for philanthropic and government organizations, and worked tirelessly to improve science education and research globally.
We had the joy of having Hakeem share his backstory at the opening of the fall season. We are excited to have such an impactful voice representing The Limitless Academy Initiative as we grow and expand. The 2016 fall session is off to a great start. Please continue to follow our growth and share your support on social media.
“Change is the end result of all true learning.” – Leo Buscaglia