Hailing from Washington, D.C., Michael is a graduate of Morehouse College and has long been committed to the educational outcomes of Black men. As a master's student in MIT's Building Technology program, Michael directed and taught an engineering program at Prospect Hill Academy based on hands-on, informal learning experiences. Following appointments as a visiting scientist to both the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg, Germany and Oak Ridge National Lab in Oak Ridge, TN Michael became acutely aware of two issues affecting Black men in STEM: perceived lack of aptitude and extreme under-representation. Michael returned to Atlanta in Summer 2015 seeking to share his technical expertise with other Black men and youth and founded Black Men Code as a social benefit organization and lifestyle brand focused on re-capturing the narrative of Black males in STEM and creating educational experiences that motivate, inspire and empower Black males to participate in the innovation economy.
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