In Out of the Box: Building Robots, Transforming Lives, Andrew Williams tells his story of overcoming life's odds to build robots and impact the lives of six bright and adventurous African American females. Tracing the steps of his journey, Williams takes us from the Kansas ghetto of his childhood to Osaka, Japan, where he led the first all-female team from Spelman College - the Spelbots, to the stage of the RoboCup Tournament. Driven by his belief that God called him to uplift and encourage African American youth, Dr. Andrew Williams proves that seemingly impossible dreams become possible with God. In this book, he challenges the reader through his own faith story to find and pursue their unique calling, even when it does not seem to make sense.
ANDREW WILLIAMS, author of Out of the Box and founder of the first all-female RoboCup Robot Soccer Team, earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Kansas, his M.S. in electrical engineering at Marquette University, and his B.S. in electrical engineering at the University of Kansas. He is currently the Associate Professor of Computer and Information Sciences at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Andrew is an associate minister at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. He and his wife have three children.
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