‘Vlogbrothers’ star Hank Green talks about STEM, nerdy people who are popular and being funny

Hank Green

YouTube co-star of Vlogbrothers, Hank Green is an expert on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and he has a way of merging pop culture and science into easily digestible and fun to watch videos.  This eclectic man is also a musician, producer, teacher, screenwriter, entrepreneur, philanthropist, loving husband and proud first time daddy. He has a lot to say about Emerson’s “We Love Stem” initiative.

Green is the co-creator of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (2012–2013), video blog web series adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.  He co-founded merchandise company DFTBA Records as well as game company DFTBA Games and aptly named online video production company Pemberley Digital, a video blog production company that produces vlog adaptations of public domain classic novels.  His regular partner in crime is his older brother, John Green, who is also known for his novels including The Fault in Our Stars.

Hank and John’s work can be found on Nerdfighteria and they are co-creators of Complexly.comTheir video blogging began in 2007 with a video project titled Brotherhood 2.0, and have since worked on Crash Course, SciShow and Vlogbrothers which currently has more than 3 million subscribers and have produced more than 1500 videos where they are known for “raising nerdy to the power of awesome.”

They started the Project for Awesome (P4A) in 2007 to promote and raise money for charities for a 48-hour period in December.  They have earned millions through this endeavor.  The brothers also co-created VidCon, the largest web video convention in the world.

Hank has also written for The New York Times, Scientific American and Mental Floss Magazine.

New daddy and self-proclaimed lover of people, Hank Green spoke to Michelle Tompkins for TheCelebrityCafe.com about his YouTube sites, working with his brother, what parents can do to encourage their kids to be interested in STEM, new survey results from Emerson on “Parents, Homework and the Perception of STEM Careers in America,” how STEM influences so much pop culture, the sweet reason why he moved to Montana, what he likes to do for fun and more.

See complete interview here:

Learn more about Hank Green and Vlogbrothers here and the Emerson “We Love Stem” STEM study here.

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Michelle Tompkins

Michelle Tompkins is an award-winning media, PR and crisis communications professional with more than ten years experience with coverage in virtually every traditional and new media outlet. She is currently a communications and media strategist and writer, as well as the author of College Prowler: Guidebook for Columbia University. She served as the Media Relations Manager for the Girl Scouts of the USA where she managed all media and talking points, created social media strategy, trained executives and donors and served as the organization’s primary spokesperson, participating in daily interviews with local, regional, and national media outlets. She managed the media for the Let Me Know internet safety and Cyberbullying prevention campaign with Microsoft, as well as Girl Scouts’ centennial Year of the Girl To Get Her There celebration in 2012, which yielded more than 800 million earned media impressions. In addition to her extensive media experience, Michelle worked as a talent agent in Los Angeles, California, as well contracting as a digital content developer and her writing has appeared in newspapers and online. She is passionate about television, theater, classic movies, all things food and in-home entertaining. While she has lived and worked in NYC for more than a decade, she is from suburban Sacramento and gets back there often to watch the San Francisco Giants on TV with her family.