Musician.Engineer.Activist. Aside from owning and managing a civil engineering firm specialized in transportation infrastructure construction projects including roads, bridges, rails, and tunnels, I am also an award-winning singer/songwriter and lead singer for the electronic dance/pop group Renaiszance and activist for STE(A)M (science, technology, engineering, ART, and math) learning among our future generations. My band and album RISE were recently considered for 4 Grammy Nominations for the upcoming 56th Grammy Awards in 2014 and has been recognized by iHeart Radio as 'Artists to Watch'. Through my entertainment company, Helios Entertainment, Inc., my brother and I have teamed together to promote STEM experiential learning via art including graphic novels and music, with the genius Nikola Tesla as our first featured inventor within our series called 'The Inventor Series'. I have also served on various Boards as a Board of Director including for PRIDE (Prisoners Rehabilative Industries Diversified Enterprises), one of America's leading prisoner training companies servicing 90,000+ inmates with workforce training across 20+ industries to help reduce inmate idleness and recidivism. I currently sit on the Board of The Recording Academy (National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences), the most prominent organization promoting excellence in music including the Grammy Awards. To learn more about me, please visit the following websites: www.linkedin.com/in/radhamehta ; www.renaiszance.com ; www.heliosentertainment.com ; www.mehtaeng.com ; www.youtube.com/renaiszancemusic ; www.youtube.com/radhamehtamusic ; www.theinventorseries.com; and follow me on Twitter @radhamehta
Areas of Expertise
Singer / Songwriter / Producer / Arranger, Event Production and Management, Operations & Administration
An idea worth spreading
Encourage elementary, middle, and high schools to include TED Talks videos as part of the school curriculum followed by a though-provoking exercise on a weekly basis. Kids have the power to absorb so much, so they should be taught to stretch their minds in the most creative and innovative ways possible starting at a young age. We will be amazed at what ideas may come from this. Such exercises will be memorable learning experiences and will help build for a stronger tomorrow with a greater sense of global awareness and consciousness. In turn, this leads to much more improved conferences in due time as we learn from kids and they learn from TED thought-leaders.
I'm passionate about
I am passionate about empowering women with STE(A)M, my fellow musicians (especially those who are hard of hearing), and my fellow South Asians because I'm a proud Indian born and raised in the US!
Talk to me about
What makes you 1) laugh, love, and live; 2) Nikola Tesla and how STEM is more important now than ever; 3) MUSIC, what moves you from the depths of your soul?
People don't know I'm good at
Knowing exactly what you're saying without hearing a sound but instead by simply reading your lips and feeling the vibrations of your throat when you speak.