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Carla Boyd, the mother of former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd, has written a book called 'From the Heart of Momma Boyd.’ The book takes us back to the days before Tajh was a household name and what it was like to be the mother of an All-American quarterback at a major university.When you meat Mrs. Boyd, you immediately want to call her “Momma”; because she is just exactly that, a mom to many. From those very moments as a teenage in high school, having a child and fighting cancer; she has vowed to create a better home life for her children than she experience. And she did more than that, she followed her son to Clemson and became a mom to a football team. There are not enough voices of division one mom’s sharing their stories in the mainstream media outlets. We could learn a lot from sitting and having a conversation with these strong women. They could change the way we look and view at each son or daughter whom compete at the highest level in college athletics. I am thankful I spent some time with Momma Boyd. Where to buy From The Heart of Momma Boyd: The Mother of All American Quarterback Tajh Boyd Amazon - http://bit.ly/MommaBoydBook Books-A-Million - http://bit.ly/BAM-MommaBoydBook
Ministering at the corner of Boulevard and the world is a big statement for a church that has a congregation of roughly 500 people in Anderson, SC. Ellen Sechrest truly believes in this statement fundamentally and each day seeks more missional ways to carry out that goal at Boulevard Baptist Church. As Anderson, SC continues to see exceptional growth from the Hispanic/Latino populations, she has been seeking new ways to be a better neighbor. So she found herself drawn to McAllen, Texas to learn more about immigration, migration, and how she can better educate her congregation in Anderson, SC. What she found was a bigger missional calling. On her second trip to the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center downtown McAllen, Texas...she has found a missional calling to engage in more intentional ways to serve these populations. But what she found on this second trip, is the need is increasing. She continues to carry out that mission, to minister at the corner of Boulevard and the world. Check Out Links Below:Boulevard Baptist ChurchEllen Sechrest BIOHumanitarian Respite CenterFind Me Online:Bobby Rettew TwitterBobby Rettew Portfolio WebsiteIntersection Podcast Twitter 
What does it mean to have the world’s first 100 percent solar-powered, mobile health clinic? Well, that is just as good as being in the Guinness Book of World Records, I think? But what does that mean for South Carolina, the state where this mobile health clinic is based...inside the land-grant institution Clemson University whose primary purpose is educating undergraduate and graduate students to think deeply about and engage in the social, scientific, economic, and professional challenges of our times. Well, improving the health of the underserved communities while providing a teaching experience for public health students...I think it fits rather nicely. Dr. Paula Watt, Clemson University Sullivan Center director has been dreaming of the day when they could have a four wheel drive, solar powered clinic;  so they could serve rural communities primarily in Greenville, Oconee, Pickens and Anderson counties. All of this while demonstrating to Clemson students the challenges in caring for the most vulnerable patients. I had a chance to hear Paula's passion and vision. I was able to talk with her about serving the underserved, the uninsured, the people who desperately need access to quality care. We also talked about serving and training the rising healthcare providers who are learning what it means to serve the populations of the future.   Check Out Links Below: [Release] Clemson’s Sullivan Center to unveil world’s first solar-powered mobile health clinic Clemson World Magazine Article:  Mobile Medicine Paula Watt, PhD - Clemson Bio   Find Me Online: Bobby Rettew Twitter Bobby Rettew Portfolio Website Intersection Podcast Twitter  
It is February 7, 2017 and we find ourselves in the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center…right downtown McAllen, Texas. McAllen is the largest city in Hidalgo County, Texas, and the twenty-second most populous city in Texas. It is located at the southern tip of the state in the Rio Grande Valley. McAllen, Texas has the largest immigration processing center in the United StatesWe are getting a tour, learning about their operation. Their mission…to help those who have crossed the border and have been released from ICE to being the process of seeking asylum. I am traveling with a group from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Buckner Missions to learn more about immigration and the impact inside our communities. The Humanitarian Respite Center was created to provide a way-station for asylum seekers from Central American countries moving through McAllen, Texas. The respite center mainly serves women and children who have traveled together as a family and have been paroled from detention centers while they await their asylum court hearing. This ministry provides welcomed relief and support, especially for those fleeing traumatic and life-threatening circumstances in their home countries.During our tour, a pregnant lady traveling who traveled from Guatemala and swam across the Rio Grande to cross the US-Mexico border walks through the door. Check Out Links Below:Humanitarian Respite CenterSister Norma Pimentel - Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande ValleyFind Me Online:Bobby Rettew TwitterBobby Rettew Portfolio WebsiteIntersection Podcast Twitter 
Home is powerful word, powerful state of mind, and a sense of security for those across this United States of America fabric. In part one of this series examining the idea of home inside and outside our borders, we find ourselves in McAllen, Texas.I visited McAllen, Texas in January 2017 on a trip with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship to examine and understand one of the largest cultural passages from Latin America into the United States. This is where we find Javier Perez, Director of National Missions & Humanitarian Aid for Buckner Ministries. Javier not only serves the populations in Southern Texas, specifically children of immigrants and those who are migrating, but he is also an immigrant as well. He came to the United States from Colombia on a student visa for his education, but now has converted into a H1B visa as he works for Buckner Ministries in McAllen. He understands immigration, passage, home, and finds himself battling for his right to live in the US; as he helps those whom immigrate to this great nation to build a sustainable relationship for their future. Now his future is in jeopardy. Check Out Links Below:Javier Perez’s LinkedIn ProfileEthics Daily Interview with Javier PerezFind Me Online:Bobby Rettew TwitterBobby Rettew Portfolio WebsiteIntersection Podcast Twitter 
I never thought I would find myself taking a tour of a mobile health clinic, which is more of a visual tour, yet only recording the audio. But that is how this just so happened to transpire. After arriving to see this large vehicle, larger than the biggest Ryder truck, Dr. Paula Watt just wanted to show me around. So I hit record. In part one of this Mobile Medicine series, Episode 017, I sat down inside the mobile health clinic and talked about the background and vision for the future. Sitting inside felt like more a small doctor’s office with lots of examination rooms side-by-side. By the way...if you have not listed to part one, I hope you go back and listen. But in this episode, part two focuses on the magnitude of this mobile health clinic, both in size and impact. Trust me, when this mobile health clinic rolls up into your community...you will not miss it. You will think that the Clemson Football team is coming to play. It is a moving Clemson billboard with every possible emminity to serve the community’s health needs. Join me as we take a tour, right inside the heart of the Clemson University’s campus.   Check Out Links Below: [Release] Clemson’s Sullivan Center to unveil world’s first solar-powered mobile health clinic Clemson World Magazine Article:  Mobile Medicine Paula Watt, PhD - Clemson Bio   Find Me Online: Bobby Rettew Twitter Bobby Rettew Portfolio Website Intersection Podcast Twitter
Recidivism, social determinants of health, and what does recidivism have to do with re-admission rates? Is there a cycle, a pattern, a deeper exploration surrounding how those who are mentally ill access the care they need before the cycle begins; or even in the midst of the cycle? This cycle is happening and it is bigger than the four walls of a hospital, the criminal justice infrastructure, and the community they serve. So many questions, Here is part two of my discussion with Michael Cunningham from AnMed Health, part four of this series exploring recidivism.As we talk to Micheal, he shares how hospitals term recidivism differently, specifically identifying the core cause for re-admission. This conversation leads to a larger discussion surrounding the social determinants of health for those consistently seeking access to care, especially those cycling inside the walls of the hospital from the criminal justice system. Links:AnMed Health: https://anmedhealth.org/Anderson County CJCC: https://www.andersoncountysc.org/criminal-justice-coordinating-council
How many push-ups can you do at one time? I actually cannot remember doing a push-up in years! I wonder what it's like to go down in the record books as the all time push up record holder...for this Tiger, it’s more than a record to beholden.Michael Bays is one determined Tiger, literally. He was the Tiger, the actual Clemson University mascot during his years as an undergraduate student at Clemson University. He put on the uniform for the three whole years and was the central focus for every Clemson Football game during his time as the Tiger. Being the Tiger at Clemson is more than just doing push-ups after every touchdown scored. It is more than being the face of a large division one university. It is more than just putting on the outfit. It is living the determined spirit for everyone that loves an institution located in Clemson, SC. It is truly about being a Clemson Tiger, and also living up to being THE Clemson Tiger. Check Out Links Below:The Tiger Tradition - Push-up Record HoldersClemson World - The Clemson Tiger Tradition[Youtube] 1996 Clemson/FSU Football Game - The Tiger Video ClipsFind Me Online:Bobby Rettew TwitterBobby Rettew Portfolio WebsiteIntersection Podcast Twitter 
In the many years of telling stories of domestic violence victims and survivors, I have never interviewed someone who has described the actual details of their physical abuse with such specificity and granularity; where her injuries from her abuser were so visibly apparent. She was burned with acid and lost her vision.There are so many intersections inside this story. Sabrina Greenlee is the mother of four children and grew up and raised her children in a little town outside Clemson University...Central, SC. I grew up right around the corner in Clemson. Her son is a former wide receiver star from Daniel High School, Clemson University, and now one of the leading receivers in the NFL playing for the Houston Texans. His name is DeAndre Hopkins.I went to Daniel High School and worked for Clemson Football with her brother Terry Smith, former receiver who also played in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts. He died from a domestic dispute. Sabrina has been surrounded by domestic violence all her life; and this is a story of a survivor, of a crusader, of a lady who embraces her scars to tell a larger story...to help women overcome and transition back into real world after a traumatic experience of domestic abuse.Check Out Links Below: Learn more about Sabrina Greenlee (website) S.M.O.O.O.T.H. (website) Safe Harbor (website)
The morning started at 3:30am Saturday, June 10, 2017 being awaken by Sarah saying something is wrong. As I rubbed my eyes trying to figure out what was going on, I realized her swift movements to the bathroom indicated I better jump into action. As I ran into the bathroom, I looked at Sarah as tears ran down her face. I knew…I better call Dr. Hearn immediately. I wondered…how did this start. After rushing to GHS at 4:30am, I knew something big was going to happen. I hoped the boys could hold on a few more weeks, but I had a weary feeling in my gut. As I raced Sarah down I-85 to GHS, I called my mother who spent 28 years in the GHS Emergency Department. She told me where to park and how to find OB Triage. After rushing to the sixth floor and into OB Triage, I knew we were in a teaching hospital. Teams of physicians and nurses surrounded us, checking Sarah, checking the boys, telling us to prepare for a long day. Then it came…it was finally said…we were going to deliver. As they prepped Sarah for surgery, I dropped into execution mode calling all the family, friends, ministers, and even Dr. Hearn. I told him what was happening, he reassured me that we made the right decision. I stood in the labor and delivery recovery room as they took her away. I watched my wife, my twin boys, my whole life and being wheeled away to surgery. My heart sunk!Today...this traumatic day became one of the best and most memorable days of my life. Today, June 10, 2019 is George and Henry's second birthday. We brought the family to celebrate their birthday together and shared some stories. Happy Birthday to George and Henry. Thank you to South Carolina's Systems of Care! Check Out The Links Below:George & Henry Coming Home Day - July, 6 2017 (video)Gorge & Henry’s Life in Pictures - FlickrBryan Neonatal Intensive Care UnitFind Me Online:Bobby Rettew TwitterBobby Rettew Portfolio WebsiteIntersection Podcast Twitter 
Jordan Scott, florist, small business owner, lover of all people and their stories, committed to small business in downtown Anderson, SC; and yet she is not a United States Citizen. Jordan Scott came to the United States from Australia not for business or the American Dream, she came her following her faith in Jesus Christ and her new husband as the began their life together. She owns a beautiful florist shop in one of the most southern towns in South Carolina, Anderson. She has grown to love the people, grow a business and yet her heart might be elsewhere, serving people in other regions of the world. She knows Anderson, SC will be her home but is called to a great purpose beyond the idea of American Nationalism and Capitalism. As she navigates her Immigrant VISA for Spouse(s) and Fiancée(s), she is torn with the requirement of never leaving this domestic soil for close to 8 years and serving the poor internationally. Coming to the United States is more that a better life for people economically, it is also for people seeking a place they can call home and to serve. I wonder if our supply chain lifestyle here in the United States blinds us from those who seek a place just to serve one another. Links: Forage Botanics Website: https://foragebotanics.org/ Forage Botanics Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foragebotanics/ Immigrant VISA for Spouse(s) and Fiancée(s): http://bit.ly/USVisa-ImmigrantSpouse
Bryan Barlow is motivational speaker and a passionate highly requested and recommended soccer referee. Brian Barlow is also a father, pilot, golfer, writer & Emmy award winning TV Producer and husband of long-time best friend Lori Barlow. Barlow is no stranger to center stage so it was no surprise when the little “Offside” project went Viral the summer of 2018.Making a bold statement is one of the fundamental pillars of impactful marketing, Barlow took his own advise a few years ago and offered $100 for anyone who captures referee abuse and its posted on the Offside page. Offside received more than 6000 videos to date and is currently the only grassroots campaign discussing the negative impact fan behavior has on youth sports. This Offside Facebook page is often controversial, in your face and to the point - for those who are sensitive, uptight, wound-up or in need of a politically correct approach to the subject should probably skip-out.Here is his story...completely "Offside"!Links:NY Times Article: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/18/sports/referee-parents-abuse-videos.htmlOffside FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/youreoffside/Brian Barlow's Website: http://barlowontheball.com/  
“Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.” - Denis DiderotAllison Andrews gave me a card with this quote one afternoon in 2005 while the Road Show crew from WCNC-TV in Charlotte, NC was preparing for a live television production. She always knew how to get the team excited about the live television event we were about to produce. Allison is one of the most passionate and creative people I know. And to be honest, I still feel guilty to this day when I had to tell her I was leaving television ultimately to go work for myself. At that time, and still to this day, she is such a tremendous leader and mentor that I never wanted to disappoint her. But what is so funny, she called me when it was time for her to leave broadcast television news to work for herself. Allison has done more than embrace entrepreneurship and small business ownership, she has embarked on a journey of learning how to tell her own story. We journalists have a hard time with this creative shift in thinking, we are built to tell others’ stories. Now her strong voice as a single mother fighting the world of business, has a created an avenue for her to share her story on the largest stage. Now, many seek her advice, knowledge, and creative expression to find the voices to their own stories. Check Out Links Below:Allison Andrews CreativeMile Marker 50Find Me Online:Bobby Rettew TwitterBobby Rettew Portfolio WebsiteIntersection Podcast Twitter 
Do you know someone who has experienced infertility? This is one of those tough subjects to talk about not only in mixed company but also around family. It took Sarah and I years to have Rose, and when she was born in 2011, we experienced a miracle especially after three miscarriages. Around the same time, I was helping Greenville Health System tell some amazing stories in celebration of their centennial. This is when I met Jeff and Amory Cone.We helped Greenville Health System produced this story in 2013 as an opportunity to help other families realize the amazing advancements available when faced with infertility challenges. Jeff and Amory shared their home, their story, and how their family changed after the magic moments of having their little girl Payton. Six years later, their family has grown with a little boy. According to the CDC, about 10 percent of women in the United States, roughly 6.1 million women ages 15-44 have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant. Sarah and I along with Jeff and Amory shared similar experiences, facing the challenges of infertility. Close to six years later, I sat back down with Jeff and Amory to see how they are doing. I wanted to share our conversation as we compared our stories and the roads we traveled.Check Out Links Below: Greenville Health System’s Fertility Center of the Carolinas [YouTube] Original Story featuring Jeff and Amory Greenville Health System in Greenville, SC
Ted Swann is President of Swann Medicine in Clemson, SC. Over the the past few months, he has been working diligently to educate his patients and also advise his community how to navigate COVID-19. He has also been advising his home church, First Baptist Church of Clemson how to plan and prepare the church during this global crisis. He has created a wonderful graphical guide that helps explain how each person can personally prepare when trying to decide where to travel and how to interact with others during this pandemic.  This conversation highlights the creation of the above COVID-19 Individual Risk Guide and addresses the concerns of churches along with congregational members how to manage the risks of potential exposure.  To learn more about Ted Swann and Swann Medicine: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ted.swann.7LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ted-swann-74b32a55/ Website: https://swannmedicine.com/Liberty Fellowship: https://www.libertyfellowshipsc.org/people/details/ted-swannPalmetto Promise: https://palmettopromise.org/independent-doctors-old-school-medicine-on-the-covid-19-frontlines/
We all just need a little bit more skirt in our life. Yes...Skirt! Many would feel that this is a male chauvinistic statement especially given the current political and social climate; but it is true. We need more Skirt...that is Skirt Magazine based in Charleston, SC.“Skirt is all about women – their work, their play, families, creativity, style, health and wealth, bodies and souls. … skirt Is an attitude – spirited, independent, outspoken, serious, playful and irreverent, sometimes controversial, always passionate.”Skirt magazine is Charleston’s first women’s magazine, celebrating women with attitude since 1994. Shelly Hill Young is the executive editor and embodies everything that is Skirt.I met Shelly in 2009 as we worked together during a re-branding of a nonprofit working to grow the number of IT professionals in South Carolina. Afterwards, she spent a few years in California working for FOXSports.com, Hollywood Reporter, and the Doctors TV show. The south called her home, not only to raise her family but take on a new challenge; becoming the executive editor to a magazine that embodies passion necessary...during a time when we just need more Skirt.Check Out Links Below: Skirt Magazine | Charleston, SC - Website Shelley Hill Young - LinkedIn
If you have ever met Nick...you are drawn in by his British accent and the inner desire to figure out how to spell his last name. Here is why, because you will never forget this man once you shake his hand, so you better know how to spell his last name.Nick Charalambous is a man of many passions. He loves his work. He loves telling stories for the church he loves. He loves his wife. He loves Christ...and I believe this affection is one of many intersections you will find woven together inside this soft spoken man. Nick is a fellow storyteller, and it is time for his story to be told.He has done more than fought stage four bone cancer. His journalistic career as a heretic led him down a path to understand the inner workings of a rapidly growing church, one that led him to his faith. It is this faith that was the undercurrent after almost dying from a severe cycling accident and then again as he fought stage four bone cancer. Here is his story...Check Out Links Below: Follow Nick Charalambous on Twitter Newspring Stories Newspring Church
In part two of this story, Nick Charalambous had to overcome a terrible cycling accident and chart a path for one of the biggest fights of his life, stage four bone cancer. Nick’s journey is one of a determined spirit, one of spiritual exploration, one that led him to explore every fundamental facet needed to merely live. He realized death was possible.This will to live was bigger than just fighting cancer, a faith journey that took him over and over and over again from a small town in the upstate of South Carolina across the state to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. This geographical journey brought him back to one of his greatest passions, cycling.He found his physical restoration was a small part of his faith journey, one that took him to train to get back on his bike and return from the coast...visiting every campus that was a part of Newspring Church. Here is the second part of his story, facing death, fighting cancer, and rebuilding to return home to place he loves and calls home.Check Out Links Below: Follow Nick Charalambous on Twitter Newspring Stories Newspring Church
In part two of Bry’s story, she continues sharing how her career as a pediatrician collides with her instincts as a mother of a child who has a mental disorder.  This episode picks up with the decision to go to an in-patient facility and the realities behind what it means to gain access to quality care her child needed. If you have not listened to part one, please stop and go back to episode 41 for complete context. Here is part two of her story.Check Out The Links Below:The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness by Elyn R. Saks Find Me Online:Bobby Rettew TwitterBobby Rettew Portfolio WebsiteIntersection Podcast Twitter 
Teresa Bauer is more than a survivor, she is a friend and one that makes me coffee almost every morning at Figs Coffee and Creamery downtown Anderson, SC. Here story is one that was hiding behind her facade, one that was ever present in her life, yet tucked away behind that smiling face. We all have stories to tell and many times it takes years to tell our own story. But Teresa found the courage one Friday morning as I sat and drank my coffee upon the barstool in Figs. For years, I have documenting the stories of domestic violence victims and survivors. So many stories that have been recorded and shared, built on trust and perseverance. This is the first time I have interviewed a survivor of domestic violence who the was the child of a mom who experienced the abuse. Her story showcases the years and years of trauma a child can endure from witnessing someone they love receiving the abuse. She shares her story, her path, and the passage to revealing this delicate story. We hope you are patient during this interview…it was a tough one for Teresa. This is the first time she is publicly sharing her story. There are many pauses and spaces for thinking and sharing in this episode. So we hope you grab a cup of coffee and truly listen and hear Teresa’s story! Find Me Online:Bobby Rettew TwitterBobby Rettew Portfolio WebsiteIntersection Podcast Twitter 
Roger Cicala likes gadgets but most of all, he loves photography. This former physician fell in love with photography and built a nationwide photography rental business because of one lens he purchased. Yes, it was a Canon lens, one of those beautiful white, prime lenses. After purchasing this $5000.00 lens for a picture he wanted to capture, he found himself with an asset he only used a few times year. So he decided to rent it and from the living room of his house he grew a multi-million dollar business that not only rents photography equipment, but ventures into other arenas including testing lenses for NASA, testing lens and camera for accuracy, and even giving back to his medical roots.But what is so fascinating about of Roger as an entrepreneur, he has a venture he wants to dust off and find a group willing to partner. He has a way to photograph injuries of domestic violence victims using a special technology that could help law enforcement build a case against their abusers. Roger and I have many intersections and I hope you enjoy our conversation.Check Out Links Below:Roger Cicala BlogLensRentals.com WebsiteLensAuthority.com WebsiteFind Me Online:Bobby Rettew TwitterBobby Rettew Portfolio WebsiteIntersection Podcast Twitter 
Her name is Bry and she is an amazing pediatrician in a small town in South Carolina. This mother of three faced one of the toughest challenges as a mother, finding out her son has a mental health issue and feeling completely helpless in a system that has no easy answers.  The next two episodes explores her journey in becoming a pediatrician and a mom and how all those relatable conventions were tested beyond measure when she finally started seeking help for her son.This story is one being faced everyday by parents, the rise of mental health issues found in their children with no easy answers and with little access to quality care. Her journey took her out-of-state to an emergency room just to have her son examined. Here is part one of her story. Find Me Online:Bobby Rettew TwitterBobby Rettew Portfolio WebsiteIntersection Podcast Twitter 
According to best estimates, there are fewer than 3,900 tigers remaining in the wild. The reasons for dwindling populations are varied. Major issues include loss of tigers' natural habitats and poaching, which affects the 13 tiger range countries around the globe.Rachelle Leigh Beckner is a very passionate person, yet did not expect to find her passion in saving tigers until she arrived at Clemson. This former journalist found her way into the classroom teaching and into the wild saving tigers, representing four land grant institutions.Auburn University, Clemson University, Louisiana State University and the University of Missouri want their mascot to roar forever. That's why they are joining forces to form the Tigers United University Consortium, committed to saving wild tigers worldwide.The Tigers United University Consortium was initiated by Clemson University President James P. Clements, who also serves on the Global Tiger Initiative Council. Comprised of business and conservation leaders, this international council assists the Global Tiger Forum in saving remaining populations of wild tigers, with a goal of doubling tiger numbers in the wild by 2022, the next Year of the Tiger in the Chinese calendar.Links: Rachelle Leigh Beckner Bio: https://meettheprof.com/view/professors/entry/rachelle-beckner/Rachelle Leigh Beckner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachellebeckner/Tigers United University Consortium: https://www.clemson.edu/tigers-always/consortium/index.htmlClemson World Article: https://clemson.world/saving-tigers/
We all need a little more Ken Scar in our lives. He is a man with unbelievable authenticity that transcends from his personal life into the work that he loves so much, telling great stories. I have met many great storytellers in my life, none more highly decorated than Ken. Ken’s story is more than the amazing moments he has captured with his cameras. Ken’s story runs deeper beyond his time serving this great country. Ken has battled some of the hardest battles in his personal life that nearly drove him to suicide. What he found in the army in the heat of an ambush was his desire to live. Ken Scar is the face of the brave, a man who breaks down barriers as he tells stories for Clemson University. But for this podcast, he breaks down his own barriers and shares his battle with depression, mental illness, divorce, almost dying in combat, and his desire to live...to live life with his kids and continue to capture and share more stories. Here is part one of our conversation. Check Out Links Below: Meet Ken Scar Ken Scar Twitter Ken Scar LinkedIn Find Me Online: Bobby Rettew Twitter Bobby Rettew Portfolio Website Intersection Podcast Twitter
In 2017, Dr. Anand Gramopadhye, Dean of the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences, asked Rettew Creative's ’s storytelling team to craft a series of stories inspiring the next generation of engineers to attend Clemson University.We identified numerous narratives showcasing visual stories that would inspire individuals to take the next steps to change the world. During the creative process, we knew telling a story of a bioengineering researcher helping a young boy with a lower limb prosthetic find comfort while walking and running would be a compelling story.What we found was something far more interesting and compelling. I met researcher and PhD candidate Meredith Owen, who we cast for this story. Her work is amazing, but what was more amazing is her passion to help people, lower limb amputees, real people in dire need of comfort.In a 2016 study by a MIT sociologist, 20 percent of undergraduate engineering degrees are awarded to women, but only 13 percent of the engineering workforce is female. Meredith Owen is changing the face of the profession providing a rich intersection inside the story we crafted for Clemson. We purposefully chose a smart female bioengineering researcher so other high school teenage girls could see themselves as future engineers.Check Out Links Below: Clemson Bioengineering Clemson Prosthetics Story of Health Innovation: Featuring Meredith Owen MIT Study: Why do women leave engineering?
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Jul 12th, 2018
Latest Episode
Mar 30th, 2020
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60
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38 minutes
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