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Calvin Mackie

Inspirational Entrepreneur & Mentor

Inspirational Entrepreneur & Mentor

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Louisiana, USA
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Calvin Mackie Biography

Dr. Calvin Mackie is an award-winning mentor, inventor, author, former engineering professor, internationally renowned speaker, and successful entrepreneur. In 2013, Dr. Mackie founded STEM NOLA, a non-profit organization created to expose, inspire, and engage communities in the opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). To date, STEM NOLA has engaged over 125,000 K-12 students in hands-on project-based STEM activities. In 2021, he launched STEM Global Action to advance K-12 Stem education across the U.S. and the world.

A lifelong resident of New Orleans, Dr. Mackie graduated from high school with low test scores requiring him to take special remedial classes at Morehouse College. In 1990, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Morehouse College with a B.S. degree, as a member of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society. Simultaneously, he was awarded a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech, where he subsequently earned his master’s and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1996.

While pursuing a doctorate degree, Dr. Mackie served as an instructor of mathematics at Morehouse College. Following graduation, he joined the faculty at Tulane University, where he pursued research related to heat transfer, fluid dynamics, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. In 2002, he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Mackie’s eleven-year academic career ended in June 2007, when Tulane University disbanded the engineering school in response to financial hardship induced by Hurricane Katrina. During the 2004-2005 academic year, Mackie served as a visiting professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan. He enjoyed a respected academic career, before pivoting his career towards entrepreneurship, consulting, and professional speaking.

Mackie is also the President and CEO of the Channel ZerO Group LLC, an educational and professional development consulting company he co-founded in 1992. He has presented to numerous civic and educational institutions, government entities, professional associations, and businesses of every size and industrial focus.

He has won numerous awards including 2019 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Board’s Chair Phoenix Award, which recognizes individuals whose extraordinary achievements strengthen communities and improve the lives of individuals and families, nationally and globally. In 2003, he was awarded the 2003 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring in a White House ceremony.

Dr. Mackie’s is the author of two award-winning books: "A View from the Roof: Lessons for Life" and "Business and Grandma's Hands: Cherished Moments of Faith and Wisdom."

Dr. Mackie is a devoted husband to his wife, Tracy, and father to his two sons, Myles Ahmad and Mason Amir.

Calvin Mackie Speaking Topics

  • Synchronizing Your Greatness for Professional Excellence

  • Engineering Your Greatness: Key Strategy for Global Competition

  • When Oil & Water Mix: Leadership in the Wake of a Catastrophe

  • Integrating Intellectual, Spiritual & Emotional Intelligence for Peak Performance as a Corporate Leader

  • From Remedial to PhD

  • The Whole Individual: How to be Motivated & Critical-Thinking in Striving to Reach Goals

    If your company or organization requires an inspirational opening or thought-provoking closing, Dr. Mackie can deliver the message and unify employees around a common theme or mission. His inspirational story has become the basis of a successful speaking career, and for over ten years, his has been delivering presentations to Fortune 500 corporations, government organizations, and both civic and educational institutions around the US and abroad.

    Dr. Mackie has the unique ability to connect with his audience in a way that rallies the workforce and creates buy-in for the common objectives of the management team. He will work with your leadership group to create alignment on the issues in your company that require a renewed commitment or a new direction. He brings an extraordinary perspective to sales and marketing meetings and can rev up the energy so that the entire team is focused on hitting their goals. In addition to his talents in discourse, his engineering background allows him to have a special rapport with more technical staff members who connect with his thinking and draw inspiration from his charismatic approach.

Calvin Mackie Videos

  • Reinventing the Future: Dr. Calvin Mackie - Full Remarks
  • Dr. Calvin Mackie discusses racial inequities in STEM education
  • Keynote Address Featuring Dr. Calvin Mackie | 2022 AASHTO Annual Meeting

Calvin Mackie Books

  • Grandma's Hands: Cherished Moments of Faith and Wisdom
    Grandma's Hands: Cherished Moments of Faith and Wisdom
  • A View from the Roof: Lessons for Life & Business
    A View from the Roof: Lessons for Life & Business

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  • Where does Calvin Mackie travel from?

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Calvin Mackie is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Synchronizing Your Greatness for Professional Excellence, Engineering Your Greatness: Key Strategy for Global Competition, When Oil & Water Mix: Leadership in the Wake of a Catastrophe, Integrating Intellectual, Spiritual & Emotional Intelligence for Peak Performance as a Corporate Leader, From Remedial to PhD and The Whole Individual: How to be Motivated & Critical-Thinking in Striving to Reach Goals. The estimated speaking fee range to book Calvin Mackie for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Calvin Mackie generally travels from LA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Neal Petersen, Daymond John, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Van Jones and Majora Carter. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Calvin Mackie for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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