Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi: What I Learned From Teaching Physics In Africa
Hakeem Oluseyi describes his experiences teaching in countries throughout southern Africa and his efforts to find new astronomers in the continent. This is an excerpt from "Hakeem Oluseyi: Star Search" Watch the full program:
This program and a student matinee featuring Hakeem Oluseyi are generously underwritten by the Lohengrin Foundation. The student matinee is also generously underwritten by Baxter International, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and Lorraine and Jay Jaffe.
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Astrophysicist, Former Space Science Education Lead for NASA, & Inspirational Speaker
Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi has three degrees, 8 U.S. patents, four E.U. patents and has hosted shows on the Science Channel and on Discovery. But more impressive is his life story. Oluseyi grew up in the roughest neighborhoods of America, learned to survive on the street, and still taught himself Einstein’s theory of relativity from an old set of encyclopedias. At every turn he was presented with a compelling option to quit and yet he persevered. Today, he is a NASA astrophysicist, a global educator, and the author of a highly-anticipated upcoming memoir A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Streets to the Stars where he recounts his journey from the streets to the stars. Dr. Oluseyi is exclusively represented by Leading Authorities.