GE Global Research
Terrence Southern is the Global Lead Robotics and Automation Engineer at GE Global research. As an influencer of innovation and a recognized leader in the Robotics & Artificial Intelligence, Mr. Southern leads the Robotics & Automation project strategies across the GE business portfolio which includes research, system & application development, testing and manufacturing system project management & installation. Over the course of his career, which spans 15 years, he has installed more than 1500 robots on projects across North America for multiple Fortune 100 companies. Terrence is a frequent speaker at industry conferences relating to Robotics & Automation and youth empowerment in STEM careers. As an entrepreneur and mentor, he founded non-profit organization Illuminate STEM where he focuses on promoting educational opportunities and mentoring in the fields of Science, Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics for students in underrepresented communities, grades K - 12. Illuminate S.T.E.M. develops curriculum and activities to ENCOURAGE, EMPOWER and ENABLE students to innovate the technical future of tomorrow. While this role and other corporate positions have been a source of great productivity and professional growth, Terrence’s heart has remained close to children who are products of communities where there is restricted access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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