Epic Magazine; Contributing Editor, Wired
Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College
Columbia UniversityChris prepares teachers for STEM classrooms, conducts research in urban science education, and coordinates both the Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. and the #HipHopEd social media movement. The Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. are focused on bringing attention to transforming teaching, learning, and engagement in science by using hip-hop culture to create science competitions among youth in New York City Public schools. The #HipHopEd movement focuses on engaging the public in conversations about the intersections of hip-hop and education.
Global Security Advisor and FuturistMarc is a global security adviser and futurist. He focuses on the disruptive impact of advancing technologies on security, business and international affairs. His new book Future Crimes takes readers deep into the digital underground to expose the alarming ways criminals, corporations, and even countries are using new and emerging technologies against you—and how this makes everyone more vulnerable than ever imagined.
Food & Travel Writer; Author; Judge on Food Network's Iron Chef and Cutthroat KitchenSimon is a Food & Travel Writer. Judge on Iron Chef, Next Iron Chef & Cutthroat Kitchen. Author of new book “Fed, White and Blue” which catalogues his journey to American citizenship through extraordinary food experiences, will be published by Hudson St. Press in April 2015.
Ski MountaineerAndrew McLean has been pursuing steep skiing challenges in remote locations for over two decades and has accumulated over 100 first descents. In 2007 he completed a long term quest to capture first descents on all seven continents when he traveled to Morocco to ski in the High Atlas Mountains.
Head of Glass,
Founder & Director
Food4GoodJulius Searight was in 13 foster homes before the age of three when he moved into his adoptive home. An experience that left him gravitating toward community service. After graduating from Johnson & Wales University he set about starting his own non-profit. Food4Good is a mobile foodtruck that serves paying customers through the day and turns into a mobile Soup Kitchen at night.
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