With the Summer School Beijing 2017 coming up soon, we are starting a series of articles about all the international professionals who will be working with us during the event. In an open interview they will present themselves and reveal their plans to us. One of the main speakers during the Summer School of this year is Nick Fewings, CEO of a learning and development company called Ngagementworks. Nick has over 20 years' experience of leading and working with teams and as such, is rightfully to be introduced as an authority on creating high-performing teams.
We have all heard about vegetarians and vegans, but there are many kinds of veganism, such as raw veganism, which has become more and more popular across the world. Raw veganism excludes all products which come from animals and also any food which is cooked above 48°C. This diet includes raw vegetables, fruits, nuts, grain, herbs, mushrooms, fresh juices, etc. Vegans believe that cooking destroys the micronutrients and hold that cooking is dangerous.
The story goes that Professor Marin Soljačić of MIT was disturbed by the beeping of his phone lying on the kitchen counter in need of charging. The professor, in the middle of the night, standing in his kitchen in his pajamas, decided there must be a way to charge his phone wirelessly. He, along with his team of MIT engineers, set out to develop a technology that did just that. Their efforts eventually led to the advent of magnetic resonance and the founding of WiTricity, a startup focused on turning this technology into marketable products to power homes, cars, and whatever else needs charging, wirelessly.
Saša Aleksič (24) is a graphic designer who is currently working for a company that makes video games for mobile phones and tablets. Still, when he comes home, he turns from a computer nerd into a cake wizard! Don't think this title is an exaggeration, because what you are about to discover is more than magical. His cakes and cookies are becoming more and more recognized, because Saša decided to replicate the world's most famous pieces of art on his desserts. He made his first cake with his aunt. The hardest one was the Gustav Klimt cake, which took him two days to paint and was half a meter high. When asked about how people react when they see what he does, he says: They often think these cakes are too pretty and refuse to take the first bite.
It is the 21st century, and there are still some certain countries in the world where it is hard to be a woman. Child marriages, violence, a lack of female schools, tribal prejudices which hold that education is not for women are everyday realities. In such surroundings, Wadia Samadi (28) grasped her chance to earn an academic degree in Economics when international organizations were available to help out. She also did the unimaginable: she became a journalist and a businesswoman. She still goes to meetings with an escort, because many associates refuse to negotiate or meet with her otherwise. Dealing with such moments, she continues her subtle fight to change people's minds about opportunities for women in business and in other phases of life. We interview the first female owner of a financial website in Afghanistan in an eye-opening story for the Youth Time magazine.
Anthony Atala, M.D, is the Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and is the W. Boyce Professor and Chair of Urology at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. Dr. Atala is a practicing surgeon and a researcher in the area of regenerative medicine. His work focuses on growing human cells, tissues, and organs.