FORA.tv Speaker - Terrence Southern
Terrence Southern is a Robotics Engineer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Motivational Speaker. He is currently the Lead Global Robotics & Automation Engineer for GE Global Research where he is responsible for the automation strategy for all GE business units. Terrence’s passion for robotics rapidly grew and furthermore propelled him into a nationally recognized leader in the field of Robotics Engineering after his keynote presentation at the 2012 Robotics Industries Association Forum. Throughout Terrence’s 15 year career, he was worked for multiple Fortune 100 companies influencing the innovation and future of robotics while deploying nearly 2000 robots nationally during that time.
Mr. Southern is also CEO and Chief Consultant of HarozTec where he his primary responsibility is consulting, mentoring and managing entities in providing educational strategic planning, project management and research solutions. While this and his other corporate positions have been a source of great productivity and professional growth, Terrence’s heart has remained close to children living in communities where there is restricted access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. His own humble beginnings have fueled his passion to shed light on the possibilities of careers in the sciences for underprivileged children. From the heartbeat of this desire, Southern created iLLUMINATE S.T.E.M. to advance future workforce opportunities for K-12 students in related areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through interactive curriculum and competitive project based learning concepts. He determined to blaze the pathway for other African American interested robotics to follow in his footsteps.
10.11.16 | 00:44:42 min
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