I think all children are born super scientists but somewhere along the way the energy and enthusiasm for science is drained out of them. Rapper, musician, producer, Will.I. Am after listening to the depressing news about the economy came to the conclusion that "America has the flu and that science is the Vitamin C that our economy needs." He became inspired when he attended A Robotic Competition.
"In order to elevate what he experienced at the 20th Annual FIRST championships in St. Louis back in April to the mainstream, he created a back-to-school TV special airing Sunday night on ABC titled “i am FIRST: Science is Rock and Roll.” The show, which features special guests including Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, U2’s Bono, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Jack Black and Willow Smith, encourages students to pursue academic excellence in the sciences by showcasing FIRST competitors as the rock stars of the future.
“I was talking to a 14-year-old who was writing code and making LEGOs go 15 miles per hour,” he said. “I’m inspired by these kids, I’m inspired by programs like this and I’m doing all I can, just like I did all I could for ‘Yes We Can.’ I figured out a way to break through the noise.”
His back-to-school TV special, "i.am FIRST: Science is Rock and Roll" will air on Sunday August 14th on ABC 7pm|6pm central time.
Check out his blog http://www.huffingtonpost.com/william/science-education_b_920125.html