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Mill Hill Scientist: A Life Journey from the Edge of Poverty to Fulfillment

James L. Stevens

All of us upon remembering a brilliant, quiet, perhaps socially apprehensive classmate in high school have wondered, "I wonder whatever happened to him or her?" This is the story of one of those anonymous wunderkinds.

Every class had at least one person who left their classmates impressed by their intellect. While the star quarterback of the football team and the slam-dunking center of the basketball team were regaled and celebrated on and off the field and the court, these silent, often unacknowledged whiz kids were

- Scoring a perfect 1600 on their SAT

- Hitting the campus of MIT at 16

- Creating the next life-changing invention

Mill Hill Scientist is the real-life story of one of these unsung wunderkinds-author James L. Stevens. The official discovery of the transistor effect the day he was born was a telling indication of the path he was destined to travel. His fascination with the electronic revolution and the Space Race fueled his growing passion to become a scientist.

However, his humble beginnings in a poor family struggling to make ends meet did not provide a smooth road for James' scientific aspirations. But his intellectual giftedness, hard work, and determination, along with the unwavering support he received from his parents, teachers, and mentors, paved his way toward future success.

While biographies of famous athletes, artists, and scientists abound, Mill Hill Scientist will motivate and inspire the unsung, everyday scientific heroes who touch all our lives and leave their mark on our society and our world.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Palmetto Publishing
  • Publish Date: May 9th, 2023
  • Pages: 234
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.49in - 0.70lb
  • EAN: 9798822907959
  • Categories: Science & TechnologyInspiration & Personal GrowthMotivational & Inspirational

About the Author

Stevens, James L.: - James L. Stevens was born in a "Mill Hill" village called Startex, South Carolina. He graduated from Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, with a BS in physics and math and from the University of SC in Columbia, SC, with a PhD in physics and later an MBA. James' inspiration for writing his book, Mill Hill Scientist, was the students he has spoken with at Univ. of South Carolina career nights. He currently resides in Irmo, SC, with his wife, Bonnie.