WIRED.com - A Conversation With Robert K. Weiss, President of X Prize Foundation
Robert K. Weiss has had an interesting career and has more geek cred than you can possibly imagine. For many years, he worked in Hollywood as a writer on Sliders, directed many of Al Yankovic’s videos and projects and was a producer of many movies, including The Blues Brothers, Tommy Boy, The Kentucky Fried Movie and television shows like Police Squad and Weird Science. He’s even acted in a few. These days, he’s Vice Chairman and President of the X Prize Foundation. An unabashed geek, Bob sat down with GeekDad during the FIRST World Championships to talk about the importance of STEM education, kids and developing the next generation of engineers.