a reply to: Swills
What did he do to get the scholarship? Nothing really, but the offers flooded in especially considering theres nothing said about this
disenfranchised white kid. With the charger kid in the OP's quote, just goes to show where most people's opinions were, the silence from the Tech
community(and music industry apparently..) is golden.
Twitter: The hashtag "#IStandWithAhmed" took off and among the many offers the Muslim teen received was an internship from Twitter. The company said
its employees also love building things.
Foursquare: Foursquare said it stood with Mohamed "because we love to make things too." The company reminded him to "never stop inventing the future."
Reddit: Alexis Ohanian, one of the co-founders of Reddit, asked how to get in touch with Mohamed because the site wanted to introduce him to some of
their "friends in science."
Autodesk: Carl Bass, the CEO of the software company Autodesk, invited Ahmed to "come hang out" at the company so they could "make something new
123D Circuits: Ahmed was also offered a free circuit kit from 123D Circuits so he could continue to build things.
MIT: Mohamed, who aspires to be an engineer, built the alarm clock out of a pencil case. In middle school he was a member of the robotics club and
won awards for his inventions.
Mohamed said his dream was to attend MIT. During an appearance Wednesday on MSNBC, he was surprised by a special guest from the university.
Astrophysicist Chanda Prescod-Weinstein invited him to tour the school and said that he was her "ideal student" because he was "a creative,
"You are the kind of student that we want at places like MIT and Harvard," Prescod-Weinstein said.
Prescod-Weinstein also extended a tour invitation from her former advisers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and prompted an offer
from an astrophysicist at UT Austin.
NASA: Former NASA astronaut Daniel Tani offered Mohamed a NASA shirt that was worn in space.
And Homer Hickam, a former NASA engineer and the inspiration for the movie "October Sky," was part of a group that offered Ahmed a scholarship to
Space Camp USA.
Business school: Ahmed even got a scholarship offer from the international business school, the New European College.
Music career: And R&B artist Ne-Yo tweeted that Mohamed should let him know if he had aspirations of getting into the music industry.