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Justin J. Shaifer

Justin J. Shaifer

Linkedin Top Voice in Technology, Science TV Show Host and STEM Educator


“Step aside Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Justin J. Shaifer is the emerging STEM personality we need to hear.” –Forbes

A rising star in STEM education and advocacy, Justin "Mr. Fascinate" Shaifer is a Linkedin Top Voice in Technology with a talent for inspiring Generation Z. Far from camera shy, Justin has hosted science TV shows with WGBH, the Travel Channel and Al Roker Entertainment.

Justin’s goal “to be for STEM what ESPN is for sports” and to inspire young people to “embrace their inner nerd despite their surroundings,” springs from his own life experience. Growing up in a single parent home on the South Side of Chicago, he had little awareness of the potential of a STEM career. Self-taught and fascinated by science, Justin earned scholarships from NASA and NOAA that covered 100% of his tuition and room and board at Hampton University.  Read More >

Justin graduated with a degree in marine and environmental science, earning the department’s highest GPA while also serving as student body president. Inspired to pay his success forward, Justin co-founded the STEM Success Summit, a large scale conference for diverse STEM students that secured sponsorship from Best Buy and General Motors.

Kickstarting his professional speaking career with a popular TEDx Talk “How to Speak Generation Z,” Justin continues to reach millions with his content, keynotes and workshops. Justin’s work has been featured in ABC, Forbes, Essence and other media. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Who is Mr. Fascinate

Speaking Reel

Host Reel

TEDx: How to Speak “Generation Z”

Why STEM is COOL! (To Me)

Speech Topics

Virtualization 101 - How to Pivot Your Workspaces to Virtual Platforms

Award-winning STEM educator Justin "Mr. Fascinate" Shaifer discusses best practices from his experience hosting over 30 virtual events since COVID-19, including X-STEM All-Access, running after school programs for students, and producing a successful large scale virtual conference, the STEM Success Summit. Read More >

Topics covered include:

• Best practices for hosting unforgettable virtual events
• How to create interactive presentations online
• Key stats and stories about Gen Z
• How to manage expectations with virtual attendees
• How to build and sustain online communities Read Less ^

Innovative Tech and the Future of Society

Justin's wide range of science TV experience granted him access to a unique tribe of cutting-edge global change agents. This keynote provides an insightful walkthrough of these experiences while giving practical industry hacks for corporate stakeholders to keep their finger on the pulse of disruptive technology.

Diversity 101

Award-winning STEM educator Justin "Mr. Fascinate" Shaifer shares his story of overcoming hurdles to success in science and tech careers, while providing insights from his experience co-founding the STEM Success Summit to help corporate and educational institutions recruit and retain diverse talent.

How to Speak “Gen Z”

Based on his popular TEDx Talk, "How to Speak Generation Z," Justin provides key stats, stories and insights about his work with over 150,000 Gen Z-ers. Educators and corporate stakeholders will learn how to most effectively engage with Gen Z.

Bring STEM to Class: A Practical Guide for Teachers

Most educators recognize the importance of STEM skills for the modern workforce, but few effectively translate this into lesson plans for their students. Based on Justin's professional experience in multiple STEM disciplines and STEM youth development programs, this tech savvy workshop walks teachers through unique lesson plans to engage students in STEM.


Boring lectures and uninspiring teachers have ruined many students’ perceptions of STEM. This adventurous talk informs students about real life experiences of modern STEM students, and the prospects of STEM careers