Jerome Foster II is a 17-year-old African-American author, harvard graduate law school dual-enrollment student, MIT climate science dual-enrollment student, climate change activist, high school senior, and virtual reality/augmented reality business owner. Jerome strikes in front of the White House and coordinated and led the climate march from the White House to the Supreme Court as apart of the Climate Strikes Movement, he is the Founder and Executive Director of OneMillionOfUs which is mobilizing a new generation to young people to register and turnout to vote in the 2020 Presidential Election. He is also a Smithsonian Ambassador, a World Bank SustainUS Delegate, a National Geographic Icelandic Explorer, a Certified Climate Reality Leader, and interned for Congressman John Lewis at the House of Representatives. He is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Climate Reporter which is a youth-led climate change journalism organization which has writers out of 8 countries. Jerome has won the World Series of Entrepreneurship and has been featured in TIME Magazine, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Teen Vogue, Telemundo, ELLE, Axios, VICELAND, and many others. Also, he has written op-eds on Yes! Magazine, E&E News, and UNICEF and has spoken on a panel at the United Nations High Commission on Human Rights facilitated by CIVICUS.
TAU VR focuses on the global training and educational communities but after the Virtual Reality Industry expands TAU VRwill focus on all aspects of the marketable world. TAU VR customers will receive immersive, mobile, and cost-effective Virtual Reality that can be implemented into every classroom and be at the fingertips of all students around the world.
This is a global news blog that reports weekly about the events that affect our climate. I started this blog to document things that I care about especially in regards to our ever changing environment.
Emerson Collective is dedicated to removing barriers to opportunity so people can live to their full potential. Established and led by Laurene Powell Jobs, they center their work on education, immigration reform, the environment, health, and other social justice initiatives in order to spur change and promote equality. As an intern I teamed up with various departments at EC to build projects virtual reality based on real peoples' stories.
Selected to be a 2018 student explorer on scholarship to go out into the field and follow in the footsteps of National Geographic’s photographers, writers, and scientists. I will be traveling to Iceland in July 2018 to document the regrowth of the forrests that were dessimated a thousand years ago. I will be filming my expedition via 360-degree and subsequently building a virtual reality of my travels so others can experience this as well.
Apart from being a virtual reality developer, Jerome is also very passtionate about styming the climate crisis. When Jerome became interested in Computer Science, he was not only excited about coding, but he got excited thinking about how computer science could be used to envoke empathy, provide mass insight, and expand grassroots movements.
Jerome believes that computer science is the catalyst to changing things from being scarce to abundant. Gives examples such as abundant education on green technology, abundant access to clean water based on AI intelligence to generate fresh water from salt water and countless other possibilities. He explained that computer science is as much about coding as it is problem solving and the problem he wishes to solve is the Climate Crisis as well as other civic issues. One of his main life goals is to help change the world from being a technological titan and ethical child to being a titan in both.