Mr. Al Valentine

Mr. Al Valentine is an engineer, inventor, researcher, entrepreneur, and STEM advocate.

Degree(s): Physics, Electrical Engineering

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Undergraduate Institution: Lincoln University (HBCU), Drexel University

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Photo Credit: Al Valentine

Mr. Al Valentine is an engineer, inventor, researcher, entrepreneur, and STEM advocate. While a student at Drexel University, he built the college’s first media center. He later developed six inventions in solid-state physics, designed fighter jet cameras, and later developed an award-winning commercial product based on a linear motor (decades before hyperloop was cool). His work earned him an R&D100 award as an R&D scientist. After a celebrated career in developing tech, he now helps others thrive in their chosen R&D/STEM pursuits.

Fun Fact: Mr. Valentine co-authored “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” with his college roommate, Gil Scott-Heron!

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