ABOUT Calvin

Critically-acclaimed author

Dr. Mackie's inspirational memoir A View from the Roof: Lessons for Life and Business has been adopted as educational course material by numerous secondary and college teachers throughout the country. His also wrote Grandma's Hands: Cherished Moments of Faith and Wisdom, where he discusses the enduring values of the women in his family.

Award-winning mentor

Dr Mackie won the 2002 the Black Engineer of the Year Award for College Level Educator, the 2002 New Orleans Data News Weekly Trailblazer Award, and the Pi Tau Sigma/ASME Excellence in Teaching Award in Mechanical Engineering for 2000 and 2002. In 2009, Louisiana Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu appointed Dr. Mackie to the Louisiana Council on the Social Status of Black Boys and Black Men. The board elected Mackie to the chair position and he is leading the state's effort to create policy and programs to positively impact the quality of life for black males and families in the state of Louisiana. Committed to community service, Mackie is an active member of the National Speaker Association and the 100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans.

Internationally-renowned STEM speaker

Dr. Mackie recieved his degree in Mathematics from Morehouse College, graduating Magna Cum Laude and a member of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society. He was simultaneously awarded a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech, where he subsequently earned his Master's and Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering. Following graduation he joined the faculty at Tulane University, where he researched heat transfer, fluid dynamics, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. In 2002, he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. He has since refocused his career on consulting and professional speaking. He has won numerous awards including, in a White House ceremony, the 2003 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.

Successful entrepreneur

Mackie is the Managing Partner of Channel ZerO Group LLC, an educational and motivational consulting company he co-founded in 1992. He has presented to numerous civic and educational institutions, government entities, professional associations, and businesses of every size and industrial focus. Through his travels and online mentoring presence, Mackie reaches millions of students and professionals annually. Mackie is also the founder of STEM NOLA (SN), an organization created to expose, inspire and engage members in the surrounding communities about the opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Mackie is also a partner in Golden Leaf Energy (GLE) GLE promotes and distributes the ethanol fuel blend E85, which is comprised of 85% ethanol and 15% regular gasoline. E85 is a clean energy that protects America's long-term environmental and economic interests. Presently, Golden Leaf Energy is the exclusive alternative fuel supplier for the federal fleet cars in the state of Louisiana.