Recording artist and producer will.i.am has won seven Grammies, but his impact extends beyond music. will.i.am is an outspoken advocate of STEM education, and he has leveraged his popularity to shine a spotlight on science. Here are a few examples of will.i.am.’s dedication to making STEM cooler than it already is:
2011 – will.i.am speaks at FIRST Robotics Competition and tweets that founder Dean Kamen is one of his heroes.
2012 – will.i.am broadcasts his single “Reach for the Stars” from Mars.
2013 – will.i.am announces he is going back to school to study quantum physics.
Thanks, will.i.am, for raising awareness of STEM!