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 >
Who is Mr. Fascinate
TEDx: How to Speak “Generation Z”
Why STEM is COOL! (To Me)
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 ^
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.
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.
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.
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
"Justin is such a dynamic and energetic speaker. I truly enjoyed his talk at the Smithsonian Earth Optimism Summit, he opened my mind to the importance of YouTube and Memes to Generation Z students. Book him for your next event, he will not disappoint!"
"I want to express my gratitude to Justin for the amazing job he did today. The students and my colleagues enjoyed the discussions immensely. Justin masterfully managed the panelists, attended to audience questions and comments and still stayed within the theme of the discussion. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. And APB, I appreciate your patience given the fluidity and uncertainty of these times. I look forward to working with you again in the future."
"...You helped us kick off a project that will no doubt bring value and inspiration to not only A&T but also the broader public...You came through and really blessed it! Thank you for your contribution. We appreciate your thoughtfulness, professionalism, and dedication to the vision. We are still inspired and on a high from everything left in the room which we are looking forward to sharing with the world."
"Justin is such an amazing speaker and his message really resonated with students. We really enjoyed his talk on "STEM is Cool". I highly recommend him as a keynote for any event!"
“It was really a great success and he was super easy to work with. It wasn’t an easy crowd for a Friday afternoon and high school students but he held their attention. We heard great reviews from the faculty and how relatable Justin was to the students. The faculty were so impressed with how quiet they were — a true indication of how he kept them engaged. I think it was a homerun!”
"All is well. Justin was great. Justin was the consummate professional. His presentation was tailored as we sought and relevant to all. Students, parents, teachers, administration all loved it."
"Justin was wonderful. I was there for the whole thing. He had teachers and kids laughing and nodding their heads in agreement. It was the youthful, truthful jolt of energy we needed! You should also know that several administrators told me they had already booked Justin based upon videos we circulated about Mr. Fascinate or they were planning to book him after they saw him in action. Justin is humble, gracious and was happy to interact with our participants."
"We had an outstanding summit and Justin was awesome. His presentation connected with the Innovators and parents. He was received very well and engaged the audience."
"Your keynote was absolutely perfect – it was funny, personal, motivating and educational. You hit all the right points and got the room absolutely buzzing. And you took a tough ask – a very scripted panel – and moved it right along. It was exactly right, and we are very grateful for your skill. What’s more, I want to thank you for your hard work and preparation leading up to the panel. You didn’t miss a deadline, and you took feedback into stride in a way that informed the overall presentation in the best way."
"He has a way of intellectualizing pop culture topics and STEM that our audience wouldn't typically be interested in or privy to."
"Justin Shaifer is a gifted public speaker. He has an uncanny ability to analyze, understand, and relate to his audience. In summary of his public speaking talent, I will simply say that I believe Mr. Shaifer, the future Dr. Shaifer, is a Game Changer!"
"Justin was a big hit. His remarks really resonated with the audience and I’m sure he gained many new fans. He was extremely cooperative and easy to work with."
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