So, You Thought Engineering Was Boring? #4

Remember when you were a kid? Of all the things you wanted to be, did you ever consider engineering as a field? Yet,  nearly every child seems to innately know how to make a paper airplane.

We invite you to explore feats of engineering and challenge others to do the same and be sure to post your results to our Facebook or Instagram pages. We’d love to hear your results!

THE CHALLENGE

128256131How to begin: Do any one or more of the 10 Amazing Paper Tricks. Take a fun video or photo of your results and let us know how it went. Be sure to hashtag us at: #IAMMOTIVATION

Our goal:  To rediscover that sciences and engineering and have fun with them. Exposure and exploration (not matter how small) can influence anyone’s interests or passion. Our goal is always to positively influence both teen and adults minds about careers in STEM.

Okay, so there isn’t much of a career in paper tricks, but changing your mind and how you feel about engineering (or any STEM related field) could mean all the difference in everyone’s world: making it a better place!

#IAMMOTIVATION #engineering #stem

So, You Think Science is Boring #3

Some teens never consider a career in STEM related fields because of intimidation.  Subjects like science, technology, engineering and math are not always the most popular: but, maybe they should be.

People live their lives trusting someone knows the answers without ever really exploring for themselves. 

You can choose to be different.

All it takes is changing your mindset.  That’s really the key to what science and chemistry related fields are: it’s all the study of change.

#IAMMOTIVATION #STEM #TCF4U #science

So, You Think Science is Boring? #2

Amazing! Look at what happens when you run water through a 24hz Sine Wave.

There are so many things just waiting to be discovered.  Why not have a career in STEM related fields? Who knows, the next major discovery just needs someone young enough to believe it’s all possible!  Why not have it be you?

#IAMMOTIVATION #STEM #science

 

Jack Andraka, the Teen Prodigy of Pancreatic Cancer

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Young people are changing the world everyday. 16-year-old, Jack Andraka started out with an interest in science and gained notoriety by googling ways to prevent cancer after losing a friend to the disease.

Wow, just look how far science and curiosity can take you.

 

Nature vs. Nurture? Let’s Do The Math

 Esther Okade (age 10)

Esther Okade (age 10)

It’s so interesting (regarding enrollment in a distance learning college). It has the type of maths I love. It’s real maths — theories, complex numbers, all that type of stuff,” she giggles. “It was super easy. My mum taught me in a nice way. I want to (finish the course) in two years. Then I’m going to do my PhD in financial maths when I’m 13. I want to have my own bank by the time I’m 15 because I like numbers and I like people and banking is a great way to help people. ~Esther Okade, cnn.com

For now we want her to enjoy her childhood as well as her maths. By the time she was four I had taught her the alphabet, her numbers, and how to add, subtract, multiply and division. ‘I saw that she loved patterns so developed a way of using that to teach her new things. I thought I would try her with algebra, and she loved it more than anything. She wants to be a millionaire. ~Mrs. Omonefe Okada (Esther’s mother) DailyMail.com

#IAMMOTIVATION #EXPOSURE #ACADEMICS #STEM

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Just So Happy: Esther (left) is pictured last year with her mother Omonefe (right) after passing her A-level in maths. Congratulations, Esther!

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Feel free to contact The C.A.R.E. Foundation today. 

Thank you again for your support!

Why Entrepreneurs Think Different

dream-big-southerncottageTrue entrepreneurs think differently: they see differently. They approach life in a completely different way. They actually think about what they think about when they feel like they face mistakes and failures.

Once you really understand this — you will have successful accomplishments in your life.

It starts with being real with you.

So, the next time you feel like giving 80%, or 50% or even 10% of your overall effort just know you aren’t seeing the opportunity in front of you: only the obligation. What you think on the inside matters: in the midst of failure, trials and tribulations and for those that don’t want you to succeed.

When you approach life as an obligation you’ll only see what you have to do,  what you’re forced to do, or what someone making you do.

Your success comes from looking at everything as an opportunity to prove who you are.

Remember, every day is an opportunity to wake and embrace another chance. At the C.A.R.E. (TCF) foundation we celebrate success and show you how to get there. We’ll help you get the mentality you need. When you simply try things you’ve never done before you are seeking that opportunity.

TCF recognizes careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).  Check out this young entrepreneur that has taken the tech industry by storm!

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The C.A.R.E. Foundation wishes to acknowledge, Paris Wallace. President and CEO of Ovuline. Ovuline is a Health IT company that combines user’s self-reported health data with clinical guidelines.

What is it? Ovia Pregnancy is an ingenious free mobile app. Yes, it’s FREE!

How does it work? This app is designed to lead couples through the conception process. It allows them to conceive in half the time.

Paris is also a co-founder of Good Start Genetics, a genomics technology company focused on fertility and reproductive health. As co-founder, Paris created the business plan, raised over $20MM from Orbimed Avdisors, Safeguard Scientific, SV Life Sciences and Lighthouse Capital and sold the first products across the country. Prior to Good Start Genetics. He also worked in the asset management division at Goldman Sachs and as a consultant for A.T. Kearney. Paris serves on the boards of Boston-based, start-ups Acceptional and Apartment Streaming and is a mentor at Techstars Boston.

Giving Back: Paris has always enjoyed mentoring and advising young companies (start-ups) and has lectured on entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, Amherst College and the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.

Education: Paris earned his BA from Amherst College, his MBA at Harvard Business School and his MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School.

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This article was adapted from Techstars.com