Biz Boot Up Edition Ep 34: Getting Back on the Horse with Mustafa Ghazi and Sconing Around

Welcome to the Business Boot-Up Edition of The Dreamers and Doers Podcast! We believe you are never too young to start a business. We’re bringing you live interviews from Loveworks Leadership in Norman, OK. Each episode will feature one of our student-run businesses where they will be sharing what they’ve learned by starting a business to encourage you to start yours too!

Powered by the Norman Chamber of Commerce and Sponsored by First United Bank.

Mustafa Ghazi: Creator of NONI Robot

Mustafa was born and raised in the coastal city of Karachi, Pakistan. He has a Master’s and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. His training has focused on Robotics for STEM education, and Robotics in Healthcare. Mustafa has been involved in various STEM education activities over the last 15 years. When he was in high school, he went through a little known STEM education program. He had some amazing mentors there. That is one of the many sparks that drive him to this day.

His robot, NONI is a free Robot Simulator that teaches logical thinking and planning skills, along with a little bit of math and a little bit of art. Children learn by making a robot do different activities, such as drive through mazes, or paint. The best part is, the activities have been designed such that children spend most of their time AWAY from the computer screen. Children plan each activity with a set of action cards and an activity mat. Once the plan is laid out, they can then enter the instructions on the NONI Robot Simulator to see the robot in action.

Sconing Around

Sconing Around got started in the Loveworks Leadership Business Boot Up program at Terra Verde Discovery School located in Norman, OK. This group of students is made up of 3 8th grade students Abriana, Adwen, and Hana who are whipping up scones and hot chocolate that will delight your senses!

Key Takeaways

  • Trial and error
  • Keep moving forward/Get back on the horse
  • Be who you are
  • Listen listen listen to your teammates
  • Find joy in what you do

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