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William Valentine

Business Development Engineer, B/E Aerospace

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Is infiltrating hip hop culture with rap/music about science/mathematics a good way to motivate minorities/women to achieve in those areas?

I am worried about the lack of representation of women and minorities in math and science. I have decided to try to make a difference by producing music that I hope will not only speak to the hip hop culture, but also spark interest in math and science. By empowering people who enjoy this genre with the support of positive and academic subject matter, perhaps a change in the possibilities can inspire those who would otherwise not be able to rap for fear of ridicule, can create. Additionally the creation of this music can spark interest in science leading to academic interest which translates to higher graduation rates and opportunities in life. Let's discuss.

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