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Warn Wilson Jr.:
Inspiring Future STEAM Leaders
uthor, Artist and Engineer, Warn Wilson Jr. is a triple threat in the STEAM field in his own right. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University and additionally specializes in Research and Development and holds a Graphic Design credential. Along with in Memphis, Tennessee as a Quality Engineer, Wilson decided that he wanted to combine his scientific and creative passions into Brown Money, a childrens book that introduces children to the STEAM field. The book was not only written by Wilson and based on his experiences and knowledge of the field, but is also hand illustrated by the author. Brown Money is one of three books that Wilson has written with the purpose of educating and encouraging his readers. When he is not working as an engineer or working on his next written piece, Wilson is working on his electronics company, Vondu, which opened early this year. The company sells an array of electronic appliances from solar power banks and wireless chargers to GPS Bluetooth trackers and electronic candle lighters. He additionally has taken a great interest in. Moving forward I hope to use my academic insight, engineering background, and creative skills to influence the next generation of young Black thinkers, creators and engineers, Wilson told the Black EOE Journal, I hope to inspire them to achieve their dreams and explore the many options they have in this world. To learn more about Wilson and his work, please visit vonduelectronics.com.
Source: Warn Wilson Jr.
Dorothy Jean Tillman II:
Teen Grad, Author & Advocate
orothy Jean Tillman II caught the worlds attention last Summer when she graduated from Unity College with her masters degree at just fourteen years old. Majoring in Environmental Science, Tillman has become the youngest environmental scientist in the world and is using her knowledge to encourage her peers to take an interest in the field. In 2020, Tillman opened the Dorothy Jeanius STEAM Camp in Chicago, an after-school program dedicated to bringing the world of STEM to inner-city teenagers. Additionally, Tillman is currently working on a book called Unlock the Genius Within, which encourages teenagers and young adults to pursue their talents through the stories of industry professionals and other student leaders. When [kids] hear us doing all these different things under the umbrella of STEAM, they perk up, Tillman told Yahoo! News I think that what were doing here kind of just gives them that in to what they want to do for their future. When she isnt working on her book or her after school program, Tillman is working to produce online workshops, STEAM resources for kids and is considering pursuing her Ph.D.
Source: Chicago Tribune and Yahoo! News
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