How I overcame my learning disabilities to become a physician | John Rhodes | TEDxCharlestonBecoming a physician is hard enough, but MUSC cardiologist John proves that overcoming dyslexia, attention deficit and other processing deficits is not an insurmountable task. John scored zero on his MCAT reading, but is now a doctor.
Dr. Rhodes is a cardiologist who performs procedures for children and adults with congenital heart conditions present at birth. He graduated with honors from North Carolina State University, received his medical degree from Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, completed his Residency in Pediatrics at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) receiving an award for outstanding senior resident for teaching and leadership, and he did his Cardiology Fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.
In 2003 he became the Clinical Chief of the Children’s Heart Center at Duke University Medical Center. He then worked at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida where he was the Chief of Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital, as well as Director of the Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. In 2018, he joined the MuSC the Operations Director & an interventional specialist for children and adults with congenital heart disease. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Why Your Kids Don't Want to be Scientists When They Grow Up | Martín Esparza-Iaizzo | TEDxFrenshamCould it be the breakdown of the relationship between the media and the scientific community that is causing fewer and fewer children to dream of being scientists when they grow up? The speaker shares his thoughts on this and hopes that we can change the tide and publicly celebrate scientific discoveries again to inspire more children to dream of being scientists. Martín is a biomedical engineer based in University College London’s renowned faculty of neurological research. One of Martin’s main interests is science dissemination. He’s fascinated by the growth of science in the last decades as a popular topic which has now begun
to take it’s spot in mainstream media. His talk will celebrate the work of researchers from all over the world, and try to make science more accessible to everybody. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Building in Color | Demar Matthews | TEDxPurdueUThrough architectural designs, Demar Matthews wants to create a built environment that reflects the culture and lives of the African American people that have been for too long denied. And his purpose extends beyond just the expression of arts, but the betterment of communities.
Demar Matthews is a Los Angeles based architectural designer,theorist, and writer. He is the founder and Principal of OffTop Design.
Born in Moreno Valley, CA, Demar received his Bachelor’s from HBCU Lincoln University of PA, and his Master’s of architecture at Woodbury University where he was awarded the Graduate Thesis Prize for his project Black Architecture: Unearthing the Black Aesthetic. His introduction to the field was through his article “A Black Architecture Education Experience” on archinect. Demar believes architecture and good design should not only be for the privileged. Every community deserves to be proud of the built environment around them, and the built environment around them should be based on the cultures of the people who live there; regardless of income, race, and gender. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Refocusing Attention in the Information Age | Peter Oladipupo | TEDxPurdueUThis talk is intended to inspire a reawakening of our interests in the foundational industries, which
are germane to continual economic growth and prosperity of the world, amidst growing distractions in the information age. The talk begins with a demonstration of the importance of the foundational industries, shows how our modern world relies on their viability for success, then
emphasizes how we are not paying enough attention to them due to distractions, and the emerging consequences thereof. The talk concludes with a suggestion that special interest in the foundational industries should be a sustainability strategy across board to ensure a continual economic progress. Peter Oladipupo is a Mandela Washington Fellowship alumnus and a PhD candidate in the school of chemical engineering at Purdue. Before coming to Purdue in 2017, Peter served as the managing director for STEM-Ed Africa, a company he founded in 2014 to provide high school students in Nigeria with improved learning experience in science, engineering, and math. Peter is pursuing a deliberate innovation opportunity for his PhD program and translating knowledge to action through his newly founded start-up, PyVee Inc - a materials and chemicals manufacturing company operating in Nigeria. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx