In his plenary speech on the opening night of the conference, Larry Pileggi, Tanoto Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, offered exactly that kind of inspiration.
urged students to embrace being "outliers"-people who aren't afraid to be different, and who aren't daunted by the time, effort, and determination it takes to excel at what they do.
"You all should really know that you are in the right place at the right time with STEM," said Pileggi
"AAAS and NSF
are exposing you to outlier opportunities.