STEM and the Arts | Dr. Makola Abdullah | TEDxRVA by TEDx Talks   3 years ago

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There’s an artificial line between STEM and the arts. Not recognizing this simple truth is as detrimental as not recognizing the diversity in humanity. Dr. Makola Abdullah feels strongly about this and conveys it in a compelling way in his short and entertaining talk.

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. It was filmed and edited by Tijo Media at the Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center in Richmond, VA.

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Dr. Makola Abdullah took office as Virginia State University’s 14th President on February 1, 2016. As President, Dr. Abdullah plans to lead with this message: Embracing Opportunities for Excellence. An internationally renowned researcher and educator, Dr. Abdullah has also been recognized for his keen ability to meet and surpass challenging fundraising goals. Throughout his career, he has been committed to increasing the number of African American professionals in the STEM fields. His record of success includes graduating four Ph.D.s and six M.S. scholars, in addition to publishing more than 25 technical publications. Highly respected by students, faculty, and administrators as a forward-thinking, personable leader, Dr. Abdullah is active in his community and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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