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History


In 1976 a young Viet Nam veteran set out a journey of self discovery. Physically the journey took him from the crest of the Sierras, a desolate traverse of the high desert plateau of Central Nevada, beyond the Wasatch mountains of Utah, over the Colorado Rockies, and across the great plains to Naptown; the city of his birth, and "home“.

Mentally those days of solitude and hard work forged a sense of direction and purpose to the life of Michael Batie and planted the seed for the current undertaking.

Upon his return to Los Angeles, he enrolled as a freshman at California State University at Los Angeles. During this time Michael was employed as a technician at TRW and Hughes Aircraft Co. working on aircraft systems and satellites,

Having sampled the engineering course of study, and finding the lack of rigor unsettling, Michael settled on physics as a major, and earned a Bachelors of Science degree in physics. While attending CSULA Mr. Batie was active in the community acting as a student teacher presenting a science and math curriculum developed by the Los Angeles Council of Black Professional Engineers.

After graduation Mr. Batie’s professional and volunteer activities ranged from service as an elementary school teacher in South Central Los Angeles, to Lecturer in the CSLA School of Engineering, to participation in the creation of the two highest achieving charter schools in inner city Los Angeles.

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