Global STEM Alliance Students Meet Bill and Melinda Gates!

Feb. 26, 2016

 

On February 23rd, more than 50 extraordinary students from around the world--Members of the Academy's Global STEM Alliance--participated in a YouTube event with Bill and Melinda Gates, hosted by best-selling author and YouTube personality John Green. The event served as the kick off to the Gates' 2016 Annual Letter campaign.

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The next day, several students were also invited to take part in a segment on Good Morning America, in which they asked Bill and Melinda questions about the Annual Letter topics: sustainable energy and time poverty.

 The students who participated in this amazing experience hail from 10 countries, practice many religions, and embody a range of socio-economic backgrounds; but all share a common passion for and commitment to "STEM" --science, technology, engineering, and math--which they hone through participation in the Academy's programs, The Junior Academy, 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures, and Scientist-in-Residence.

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