Connor Richardson is a communications coordinator contributing his writing, editing, research, and digital media skills on a variety of projects.
Connor’s work experience covers a wide range of industries, including technology, broadcast media, and nonprofit. Prior to joining the MIT-Lemelson team, Connor worked as a creative content coordinator at AR Products, a technology company focused on utilities. He also worked as a digital media coordinator at Outside TV, and outdoor lifestyle and adventure sport media brand and broadcast network.
Because of his history of writing for an array of industries and unique audiences, Connor has adopted a highly versatile writing style. In addition to his writing abilities, Connor also is experienced in research, social media, and multimedia.
Connor graduated with a degree in Media, Journalism, and Digital Arts from St. Michael’s College. A creative spirit from a young age, he knew he wanted to pursue a career which involved creative writing, digital media, and creating content for impact.
Despite the fact he never studied engineering, Connor always had a special place in his heart for MIT. His grandfather, Albert Richardson, was an MIT alumnus and Lemelson Prize nominee who received his undergraduate and masters degrees in structural and aeronautical engineering. Albert went on to serve in the navy, work for NASA, and start a successful business. The son of steel worker, Albert’s father taught him at a young age that education was the great equalizer; that education opens up endless possibilities to pursue greatness, even with his modest upbringing. These values were eventually passed on to his grandson, Connor.
His specialty might not involve math or science, but Connor finds a kindred connection with the Lemelson scholars through their mutual creativity and desire to make the world a better place and to ease the burdens of everyday life.