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How Jeremy Fryer-Biggs’ Evaptainers Aims To Save The World (pt. 2)

Jeremy Fryer-Biggs

Episode 111: MythBusters Motorcycle Bike Flip (2008)

 


We wanted to develop a technology that allowed hardworking rural farmers to earn more from their labor and allowed families without a refrigerator in their homes to lose less money on wasted food.”


 

In part one of our series, we learned that Jeremy Fryer-Biggs’ path to Evaptainers has been one heavily influenced not only by his creativity, curiosity, altruism, and entrepreneurial spirit, but also dyslexia. He’s overcome the challenges of a learning “disorder” to succeed as an inventor, designer, maker, engineer, artist, and sustainability champion, not to mention a certified … READ MORE

Nerds In Real Life

How Jeremy Fryer-Biggs Overcame Dyslexia to Find His Creativity And Help Save The World

JEREMY FRYER-BIGGS

 

My middle school Shop class, aka Industrial Arts, was recess for me. It was the one place could get out from behind my desk, get my hands dirty, and come away having created something tangibly cool. Something that was useful, made with care, and could be displayed proudly for everyone to see. Something that said, “I made this for you with love, mom/dad.”

In Mr. Adamusko’s (7th grade) and Mr. Scheib’s (8th grade) classes, I learned just how broad the industrial arts spectrum was: electrical wiring, welding, drawing, silk screening, staining, painting, woodworking, designing, injection molding, sculpting, manufacturing, and … READ MORE

Nerds In Real Life

This Entrepreneur Learned Code Just To Take On Amazon and The Shark Tank

Shark Tank

 


“Simply an insatiable desire to explore. Learning is at the very core to entrepreneurship and in this day and age a plethora of resources are available right at your fingertips.”


 

How do you take on  Amazon or ABC’s Shark Tank?

If you want to succeed, you use Disha Shidham as an example and apply some serious skills, boundless creativity, and a whole lot of boldness!

Two years ago, Disha founded Savy, an online marketplace designed to help business owners convert “window shoppers” into paying customers. Her strategy? Teach herself code and create a unique site that … READ MORE

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Star Wars Week: Learn to Take Your Passion and Make Movie Magic

Storytelling with Industrial Light & Magic’s Tim Alexander

Star Wars Movie Magic

Originally posted on May 4, 2017

When the first Star Wars film (Episode IV: A New Hope), hit theaters in 1977, it was an instant hit. With a budget of just $11 million, this simple story of good versus evil brought science fiction into the mainstream with a box office blowout of over $775 million. So, what made this new space epic so popular? Three simple elements: great story, a strong supporting cast, and unbelievable special and visual effects like nobody had seen before.

Forty years, (currently) eight movies, countless … READ MORE

Nerds In Real Life

Nerd Job Alert: Defender of the Earth from Alien Invasion

Alien Invasion

NASA To Hire Full-Time Officer In Charge of Preventing Alien Invasion and to Make Some Lucky Nerd A Legend at Their High School Reunion

Growing up as a Nerd has never been easy but now you can prove your high school classmates and guidance counselor wrong: fighting an alien invasion is now a real career.

Thanks to NASA’s latest job opening, you can now apply to be a Planetary Protection Officer.

As first reported by Business Insider and according to the job description on USAJobs.gov, NASA has an opening for a “planetary protection officer,” or PPO, and pays an … READ MORE

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Meet Matthew Reinhart and His Amazing Paper Art

Taking Story-Telling and Origami to a Whole New Level

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“I think everyone is born an artist – we just forget it or lose confidence as we get older because we think we aren’t good enough. Kids don’t have those art hang-ups. I envy them!”

– Matthew Reinhart

 

Even before they get to preschool or elementary art class, our kids have explored and expressed their creativity through paper. They’ve feverishly scribbled with crayons into coloring books (and, sometimes, onto walls, furniture, and family pets), made collages with construction paper, and dipped curious fingers into paints to turn blank sheets … READ MORE