NASA-trained, robotics entrepreneur Eric Stackpole, CEO and co-founder of OpenROV, is a mechanical engineer interested in both ocean and space technology. Eric was in Doha recently travelling the country talking to school students, academics, university students, robotics enthusiasts and scientists about how to “Follow your Passion: Lead the Future” by doing live demonstrations of his innovation; an underwater exploring Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). The audience also got a chance to fly his ROV. The speaker managed to reach out to 445 individuals from all sections of the society both young and old. Eric’s work has ignited an interest in taking up STEM education and robotics.