Martin Luther King, Jr. was a true Champion for Change. This week we celebrated his birthday and it’s always a bittersweet time for me because my Mom was born just a few days apart from him and she had her home-going on MLK weekend several years ago. So when someone gives my students and I a title of Champions for Change, like the Brady Corporation and Marquette University’s Social Innovation program did, I am humbled, honored, and motivated. Even aspiring to be a Champion for Change that seeks to make a positive impact on society using computing, robotics, and engineering requires the decision to serve others or seek to be served. For me, it’s a question of making the building of Christ-like character in my life my priority or is it to live a life seeking comfort and pleasure. In my short life so far, I find that there is more joy in seeking to help others than there is when selfishly seeking passing pleasures and comforts that have no comparison to what heaven will be like.
Probably the best way to tell you about what my HEIR Lab students and I are trying to do to make a positive change in society is for you to view our Humanoid Robotics Social Innovation video. And keep an eye opening for our upcoming crowd funding project for social change. Here’s the video:
To learn more about Marquette University and Brady Corporations Champions for Change, click on this link.