She gave me permission to use my brain and think.
— Lewis Athanas
Founder and Audio Engineer Athanas Acoustic Devices
Audio technology innovator Lewis Athanas spoke at the STEM² Summit about his adventures and misadventures throughout his education and how they eventually guided him to pursue a career in audio and noise-cancelling technology.
Lewis's first successful project was an Edison Tin Foil Cylinder recorder/player, built at the age of eight in the fourth grade. He has some forty mass produced products to his credit, and a handful of patents on which several companies have been founded.
Mrs. Condry understood something about how my mind process works. What happened was that she realized I liked to make connections. ... That's what I got from Mrs. Condry. It was really pretty neat. She gave me permission to use my brain and think.