Mary Lou Jepsen2017-10-04T21:32:46+00:00

Mary Lou Jepsen

Holography and Virtual Reality Technologist

“Half the kids in the world don’t have electricity at home. Eighty percent of the schools that we’re going into don’t have electricity. So we had to design a laptop that was also the infrastructure.”

Career Highlights
  • Executive Director of Engineering at Facebook/Oculus and former Head of Display Division at Google X, a top-secret part of Google
  • One of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of All Time
  • Co-founder of One Laptop Per Child, an organization that develops low-cost ($75), solar-powered laptops for poor children around the globe
  • Has always believed in the power of education to change things

STEM Gems Club

Is a career in Holography and Virtual Reality in your future? Can you imagine a day when we’ll be able to transmit our ideas directly to computers? STEM Gem Mary Lou Jepsen can. She is at the forefront of some of the most cutting edge inventions of our generation. Read her story and digest. Consider watching one of her videos. Then, with your STEM Gems Tribe, discuss, explore, reflect, and act.