Was it all those straight “A”s in high school? The “5”s on her AP exams? The multiple Science Olympiad medals? Her passion for theoretical mathematics and particle physics? Or her impressive work ethic? It was all of the above, for Yeorgia Kafkoulis, the winner of the first Archimedes Award, a new scholarship established by Dr.Andrew Economos through the Next Generation Initiative, for outstanding Hellenic American students pursuing studies and careers in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) related fields. “We were amazed by the sheer quality of the applicants,” says the Initiative’s Leon Stavrou. “It is just incredible, the bright and talented young men and women we have in our community, all over this country.” “Able, accomplished, and intelligent — an astonishing group,” says Dr. Economos of the Archimedes Award candidates. “Now we can sit back and wait for the Nobel Prizes to roll in!”
In an interview, this fascinating Greek American inventor tells us that by the time he got to college, one of his designs — an innovative alpine ski — was selling in the thousands, and he had won a national inventor’s competition with his design for a bike rack. But it wasn’t until 2010 that Steve Katsaros came up his biggest invention (so far). With over one million solar-powered light bulbs distributed in over 120 countries, his invention is literally changing the world — bringing environmentally-friendly and affordable light to millions, and producing more than one billion hours of added productivity around the world annually. Not bad for a company he founded for $60,000 back in 2010. A look at an earth-friendy innovation, courtesy of one very bright Greek American mechanical engineer, for Earth Day 2015.
The 59 year-old Greek American designer, whose privately held John Varvatos label reports yearly sales of $250 million, is returning to his hometown of Detroit, where he is opening the 21st store in his empire, and his first in the Midwest. Why is a designer known for his upscale rock ‘n’ roll style, setting up shop in a city described […]
It’s opening day today in America for major league baseball, and there may be no one watching with more anticipation than Scott Dean Boras, the man who Forbes magazine calls the world’s most powerful sports agent, with 175 professional baseball players spread across the league’s 30 teams as clients, whose contracts will earn them a combined estimated $350 […]
In part one of this extended interview, Next Generation co-founder and Master Class leader Michael Dukakis talks about his early career as a “young Turk” in Massachusetts politics, recalls the best advice he ever received, and tells us why he encourages young people to pursue public service — through programs like the Next Generation Initiative. Excerpted from an interview with Jeff […]