Dr. Quenton Bonds as the Keynote Speaker at IMS Conference - Tampa, FL
West Montgomery Alabama
Environment where opportunities to sell or use drugs was commonplace
Grew up in an area where violence was unavoidable
By age 12: recruited on several occasions by Gangsta Disciples street gang
By age 16: gun pulled on me 2x
Average student in high school: Graduating GPA < 3.0
At 24yrs old: lost everything, unemployed, SUED for money I didn't have!
12+ rejection letters from graduate schools
15+ unsuccessful graduate school fellowship applications
Accelerated Destiny: Launched, Aborted & Lost $Thousands of my hard owned dollars
By age 7: First Entrepreneurial experience
By age 14: started business selling car audio equipment
By age 19: Added used cars to the car audio business
PhD - Electrical Engineering; Masters Degree - GPA 3.9; B.S. Mathematics - Graduated Cumulate'
Awarded well over $500K (including declined) in competitive scholarship/fellowships, grant and travel awards
Interdisciplinary innovator; see resume' and publications for details
As PI or Co-PI won/awarded $millions in NASA and or Gov Proposal funding
Spoken professional on platforms all of the US and international; Asia, Middle Ease, and Europe
Reviewer for US Science Foundations, IEEE MTTS, NASA SBIR Technologies, just to name a few
NASA Engineering Lead, having worked or Interned at 3 NASA centers
AND I'M JUST GETTING STARTED!!!