E-Week 2021 Opening Ceremony Keynote Calvin Mackie
From Christina Smoker
“An Engineer, a Pipe and a Hammer: Knowing Your Why!”
Calvin Mackie, Ph.D.
President and CEO, STEM NOLA
Dr. Calvin Mackie is an award winning mentor, an inventor, an author, a former engineering professor, an internationally renowned speaker, and a successful entrepreneur. His message as a mentor, author, speaker, and entrepreneur continues to transcend race, gender, ethnicity, religion, and time. A lifelong resident of New Orleans, Dr. Mackie graduated Morehouse College earning a degree in Mathematics in 1990, graduating Magna Cum Laude and a member of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society. He was simultaneously awarded a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech, where he subsequently earned his Master’s and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1996. Following graduation, he joined the faculty at Tulane University, where he enjoyed a respected academic career for twelve years, before refocusing his career on entrepreneurship, consulting and professional speaking.