An astrophysicist inspires kids in tech at the Peoria Riverfront Museum

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PEORIA, Ill. — Friday, an astrophysicist and distinguished research professor spoke to kids interested in making a difference in the world through tech.

Manual Academy Robotics team and other kids in district 150 listened to Hakeem Oluseyi.

He is a distinguished research professor of aerospace, physics and space sciences at the Florida Institute. Hakeem encouraged students to stay the course and added that no

Matter where you come from you can achieve your dreams.

“I want them to take away the person who is exactly like them can do these sorts of things and be successful,” Oluseyi said.

“It inspires me a lot to see someone of my race someone of my color to be doing something so amazing,” Kirsten Polk, Manual Academy Robotics team member said.

Saturday, the robotics team will be at a kick-off event to find out the game they’ll play in the first tech challenge competition.

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