Back To Basics

Learn how to think and work as a scientist

A FREE 4-week live course for high schoolers and up

Learn how to think like a scientist in just 4 weeks

Every Monday from July 11 - Aug. 1 at 11 AM CT

Each session will have a 45 min. talk with a 15 min. Q&A

Topics We'll be Covering

Research motivation and impact: Why do we do what we do? Where does innovation come from?

Getting your ideas organized: how to organize your experiments so that you can prove your hypothesis

Making sure your results tell the story you think they do - having proper controls for your experiments

How to write a scientific paper

Taught by Adnan Memic, PhD

Full Professor of Nanotechnology at King Abdulaziz University & Highly Cited Researcher

Over the past 10 years, Dr. Memic has been directly involved in establishing a cutting-edge nanotechnology research center from scratch that now has over 25 million dollars of new infrastructure and has become a world recognized entity. His multidisciplinary research spans bioengineering, polymer chemistry, and nanotechnology and has produced close to 100 published or submitted works and 19 provisional/granted US patents. He joined King Abdulaziz University in 2010, recently being academically promoted to Full Professor of Nanotechnology. He previously held various positions at top-ranking institutions including a Lecturer on Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a Teaching Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an Adjunct Associate Professor at University of Nebraska – Lincoln. He is a Highly Cited Researcher given to only 0.1% percent (1 in 1000) of researchers in the world. Finally, he is consultant to Venture Capital firms providing technical and scientific advice that specializes in early-stage investments in healthcare and life science-based companies.

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Sulaiman Jenkins

Sulaiman Jenkins is an academic scholar and a researcher in the field of applied linguistics. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, he has been teaching as a professor of English in Saudi Arabia for over 16 years. He has published a number of articles in top-tier journals and his research interests concern race and identity. His academic journey began with Prep for Prep 9, an elite nonprofit organization dedicated to the elevation of gifted minority students in NYC. From there, he graduated from some of America’s most prestigious academic institutions (St. Andrew’s School ’99/New York University ’04) and with his education hopes to produce significant pieces of writing that help America examine issues that are sensitive yet central to his lived experiences growing up in the inner city: namely, race relations, police brutality, drugs and gang violence, incarceration and the prison system, and employment discrimination.

Ismail Abdur-Rahman

Ismail is a Startup Business Coach, 10X Performance Strategist, International Business Developer, Financial Coach. He’s the founder of iVIBES Consulting, which is an acronym that stands for Virtual Integrated Business and Entrepreneurship Solutions.  He is passionate about spreading entrepreneurial thinking as a way to reduce unemployment and empower those who have been systematically marginalized and disenfranchised. He has more than 20 years of experience and has launched several startups.

Imran Nanlawala

Imran began his career as an ESL teacher but he quickly learned that his passion for helping others succeed didn’t stop at just teaching them English. He founded Digital Learning Partners and now works as a Digital Transformation Consultant to help businesses and organizations achieve their goals, no matter how big or small. Having a background in leadership, and combining that with his extensive knowledge in health, fitness and green living, Imran also created The WalaWay, a podcast which helps people reach their greatest potential.

Habeeb Quadri

Habeeb Quadri has been an educator and administrator in public and private schools and a youth mentor for more than 25 years. He received the prestigious National Distinguished Principal award from the National Association of Elementary School Principals. He is also on the Harvard University Graduate School of Education Principals’ Advisory Boardand the Boards of the Illinois Coalition of Non-Public School. He is passionate about education and helping his community.