Chip Yates

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Chip Yates is one of the world's most recognized green technology innovators and has set 18 World Records in electric vehicles of his own design. Recently nicknamed "The Rockstar of Science" by an inspired audience after witnessing his electrified speech, Yates has an endless supply of up-to-the-minute stories to share from his inspiring ongoing World Record activities.<picture><img src="http://conference.cascience.org/application/files/7814/6602/8949/sponsoredby_chevron.png" alt=""></picture>

Chip Yates has been named "Pioneer of Aviation" by the State of California and "World's Most Wired" by Wired Magazine for his high-risk achievements in areas of unproven science. He was the first human in history to break the 200 MPH barrier in a plane powered solely by batteries and embraces risk as a necessary component of innovation. Chip grew up taking things apart to see how they work and how they could be improved. He is a trained machinist and actually hand builds much of his world-record-setting vehicles himself. At age 36, he learned to race motorcycles at the world championship level and recently became the test pilot of his own electric airplane. Chip Yates is an internationally recognized speaker and TV host having recently given an inspiriting Tedx Talk entitled "Risk is the Currency of Innovation." He holds 15 patents and a Master's Degree from the University of Southern California and is a trained fabricator, machinist, and welder. The positive and inspirational messages of Chip Yates' adventurous life have reached thousands of students – from kindergarten through high school and undergraduate through post-graduate — all across America. He delights audiences with his animated storytelling style and cutting-edge images and videos, often taken fresh from his most recent engineering and world-record-setting activities.