Will.i.am - Will.i.am Determined To Make Science Interesting For Children

Rapper will.i.am is determined to make maths and science "sexy" in a bid to encourage youngsters to work hard at the subjects.

The Black Eyes Peas star has long championed technology and gadgets, and he was a guest speaker at Britain's Grand Global Challenges Summit conference in London on Tuesday (12Mar13).

During the event, which was hosted in conjunction with The Royal Academy Of Engineering and the Institution of Engineering and Technology, will.i.am presented a student film award and urged education bosses to change the perception of some subjects.

He says, "Math (sic) is the language of how the world works. And when you combine math and art, you get music. We don't even think of there being math there, but without it I couldn't do what I do.

"As a culture, we need to make math and science sexy... kids like the 'cool' factor. Music and school saved my life."


Contactmusic

Tags: Will.i.am


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

New 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Teaser Trailer Hits The Web. It's Insane. [Trailer]

While Mad Max has never been a docile franchise, we were still...

New 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Teaser Trailer Hits The Web. It's Insane. [Trailer]

Drunken Keith Urban fans hospitalised at concert

Chaos ensued at country star Keith Urban’s concert in Mansfield, Massachussetts as many fans...

Drunken Keith Urban fans hospitalised at concert

Jake Bugg - There's A Beast And We All Feed It

A new black and white video for Jake Bugg's song 'There's A Beast And We All Feed It' has now...

Jake Bugg - There's A Beast And We All Feed It Video

Ian Somerhalder And Nikki Reed Get Affectionate At Comic-Con 2014

Apparently Comic-Con is one giant love fest this year, with Ian Somerhalder...

Ian Somerhalder And Nikki Reed Get Affectionate At Comic-Con 2014

Poll: What Do We Think of The Simpsons/Family Guy Teaser Trailer?

Homer and Peter Griffin, Bart and Stewie, Marge and Lois, Lisa and Meg...

Poll: What Do We Think of The Simpsons/Family Guy Teaser Trailer?

The Kooks - Forgive & Forget (Live At Hana Studios)

The Kooks are set to return with their fourth studio album 'Listen' on September 1st 2014 via Virgin...

The Kooks - Forgive & Forget (Live At Hana Studios) Video
Advertisement

Marvel's "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" Trailer Debuted At SDCC And Looked Awesome, Probably.

Marvel kicked off promotion for Avengers: Age of Ultron early at SDCC...

Marvel's

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 'Our Leader The Mockingjay'

Katniss Everdeen has survived the latest political disaster of Panem...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Trailer

Lily Allen's Instagram Prank Might Get Aussie Policeman In Trouble

Lily Allen’s Instagram prank with the help of an Australian police officer could...

Lily Allen's Instagram Prank Might Get Aussie Policeman In Trouble


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Will.i.am Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Will.i.am

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All