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About Dr. Mackie's Presentations

An electrifying presentation style

If your company or organization requires an inspirational opening or thought provoking closing, Calvin can deliver the message and unify your employees or members in furtherance of a common theme or mission.


Calvin Mackie's electrifying presentation style enables him to inspire audiences to greater levels of productivity and achievement. With the ability to speak on issues such as motivation, STEM and diversity, his presentation is a perfect fit for a wide-range of professional, education, government and association audiences. 

Insights drawn from a successful STEM career
  • Graduated high school with low SAT scores and requirement to undergo remedial reading classes in college

  • Graduated Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, then earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering

  • 2003 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring

  • Awarded a patent on a device to retrofit luggage stowbins on 737 and 757 Boeing commercial airliners

  • Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, Dr. Mackie was appointed to the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA), the guiding agency to lead the state's rebuilding efforts

Calvin’s presentation is ideal for:
  • Educational institutions looking to inspire interest and achievement in STEM in students and educators

  • Businesses looking to motivate professional and technical teams to create greater productivity and innovation

  • Associations looking to deliver a powerful, STEM-focused message that drives member engagement

  • Corporate and government organizations looking to reinforce the importance of diversity 

New & Noteworthy SPEAKING TOPICS

LIFE is for the Living: Choosing to Live a More Fulfilling Life of Purpose
The Uninhibited Powers: Realizing Your True Potential
Effective Mentoring: Developing an Effective Mentoring/Protégé Relationship 
The Power of STEM: Success in the New Working Economy
LIFE is for the Living: Choosing to Live a More Fulfilling Life of Purpose
The Uninhibited Powers: Realizing Your True Potential

Meeting planners

Meeting planner materials

Past Speaking Clients


Applied Physics Laboratory

Carnegie Mellon University

Cornell University*

Georgia Institute of

Hobart and William Smith Colleges


Georgia State University

John Hopkins University


Michigan State University

Michigan Tech University*

Mississippi State University

Morehouse College*

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Ohio State University

Purdue University*

Rochester Institute of Technology

SUNY – Albany, Stony Brook, Binghamton

Syracuse University*

Tulane University*


University of Buffalo

University of New Orleans*

University of Michigan

University of Alabama

University of Washington



Bell South


Coca-Cola Company


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Ernst & Young LLP*

Exxon Mobil

Ford Motor Company

General Electric



Johnson & Johnson*

Los Alamos National Labortory

McDonald's Corporation


National Nuclear Security


Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Proctor & Gamble

Quest Diagnostic

Sears Credit Corporation

Shell Chemical (Norco)

US Army

US Department of Defense

US Department of Energy

US Intelligence Community

Transitions Optical



Christian Bible Fellowship


Greater St. Mary’s Baptist


New Hope Baptist Church

Striving for Perfection


Zion Hill Baptist Church

Friendship West Baptist Church

The AME Church

Army Research Laboratory

The US Intelligence Community*

Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)

Department of Defense (DoD)

Department of Energy

Franklin Ave Baptist Church

National Black Caucus of State Legislators


National Science Foundation*

National Nuclear Security Agency


100 Black Men of America, Inc.

American Association for Black in Energy (AABE)

American Federation of School Administrators

American Society of Mechanical Engineers*

Blacks In Government (BIG)

Boys and Girls Club of America (Professionals)

Council of African American Parents

Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF)

Louisiana Association of School Personnel Administrators (LSASPA) National Society of Black Engineers*

National School Board Association (NSBA)

Small Boarding Schools of America

Society of Hispanic and Professional Engineers (SHPE)

The College Board*

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)


"Your story wasn't prepared from a cookie-cutter handbook of how to give politically-correct speeches. This speech was real. I returned to Michigan state with a whole new mindset. "


—  Gerald Dejean, Microsoft Corporation

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