Rodney Dotson currently serves as Director of the Institute for High Performance Learning (HPL) at the City College of New York. HPL is a science education and leadership development program developed by Mr. Dotson for talented K-12 youth interested to pursue careers in mathematics and science related fields. He earned a bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Tennessee and a masters degree in Management Science Engineering from Stanford University. Dotson has also worked as a chemical manufacturing process engineer for Eastman Kodak Company, and as an information and management technology consultant. Since 2001, Mr. Dotson has worked in the field of K-12 education and youth talent development. He currently serves on AIChEs (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Societal Impact Operating Council and chairs the K-12 Outreach Committee. Mr. Dotson also serves as the Institutes liaison for AAES (American Institute of Engineering Societies) for K-12 education outreach.