16-Year-Old Is The First Black Student To Build A Nuclear Fusor | BLAVITY: "This past summer, Steven was accepted into the Yale Young Global Scholar Program, which allowed him to pursue the engineering workshop at the Singapore campus. He was one of three students from New Jersey to attend. He also came to realize he would be the first black student to build a nuclear reactor. “I’m motivated knowing I’m proof that there are many ways for minorities to pursue success. Sports and music are not the only avenues for us. There’s room for us. Rather, there’s a need for us to participate in academia, business, art, law, medicine, and yes, nuclear energy. I hope this project will become an example of academic excellence as a vehicle of accomplishment for Black students.”"