STEMedia founder, Dr. Nehemiah Mabry discusses STEM education, entrepreneurship, and building win-win relationships.
Today’s high achiever is Dr. Nehemiah James Mabry. Nehemiah is a structural engineer, educator and entrepreneur based in Raleigh, North Carolina. His engineering experience includes over 8 years of research at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and, most recently he works as a Bridge Design Engineer at Simpson Engineers & Associates in Cary, N.C. In 2012, while attending North Carolina State University as a graduate student, he founded STEMedia Incorporated.
STEMedia, a digital media company that provides creative inspiration and educational content for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) community. Since its inception, Dr. Mabry has won national awards, engaged audiences through public speaking, rendered guest lectures and partnered with several organizations, businesses and academic institutions in STEM outreach.
TOP 10 TAKEAWAYS:
- With privilege comes great responsibility
- Mentors help provide a shortcut to success
- When looking to make an impact, determine what makes you unique
- Appreciate the gifts and talents of others without overlooking yours
- Successful entrepreneurship requires you to put systems and processes in place
- Avoid being a people pleaser
- When looking to establish meaningful relationships, “seek to serve.”
- Providing free services creates social capital
- Know your why- it helps you stay focused during the tough times
- Social Media evens the playing field for hopeful entrepreneurs
5 FAVORITE QUOTES
“I have a desire to inspire.
“You can not buy that type of investment, that type of care, that type of guidance and leadership, and it all comes back to mentors.
“I definitely want to inspire young, African American women.
“You didn’t create a business, you just created a new job for yourself.
“There are literally things in your mind that will change the way people experience life one day.
CONNECT WITH NEHEMIAH & STEMedia
RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THIS EPISODE
STEMedia.org – STEMedia website
The 4 – Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris
Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferris
Get on the Box- Jason Arcemont- Episode 19
Get on the Box- Joey Price- Episode 31
Visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture
ENGINEERING POEM – STAY WITH IT- BY NEHEMIAH MABRY
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