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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.


President Obama

Steven Chu will be Obama’s Energy Secretary.

Here are some things I know

Steven Chu was born February 28, 1948, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Steven Chu is an American experimental physicist.

Steven Chu is known for his research in laser cooling and trapping of atoms.

Steven Chu won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1997.

Steven Chu is researching biological systems at the single-molecule level.

Steven Chu is Professor of Physics and Molecular and Cellular Biology of University of California, Berkeley.

Steven Chu is the director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Steven Chu is pushing his scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and industry to develop technologies to reverse climate change.

Steven Chu‘s campaign is an “unprecedented research pact reached between UC Berkeley, oil industry giant BP, the Lawrence Berkeley Lab and the University of Illinois.”

Steven Chu got his PhD. from UC Berkeley.

Steven Chu’s parents emigrated from China in 1943 to pursue studies at MIT.

Steven Chu comes from an underachieving family – his “younger brother, Morgan Chu, is the former Co-Managing Partner at Irell & Manella LLP.

His older brother Gilbert Chu is a professor and researcher of Biochemistry and Medicine at Stanford University.”

Other resources –

Steven Chu – Autobiography

Steven Chu – About The Director

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

Bill Belew

Daddy and Christian.


  • db says:

    Don’t you mean overachieving?

  • Robert Steinhaus says:

    A short Steven Chu opinion on Nuclear Power from
    Wall Street Journal’s Keith Johnson December 11, 2008, 3:18 pm
    Steven Chu: ‘Coal is My Worst Nightmare’
    Posted by Keith Johnson

    Steven Chu Short Opinion:
    “The waste and proliferation issues [surrounding nuclear power] still haven’t been completely solved,” he said.

    Note: A short opinion does not a position make.

    Our hopes go with you, Steven Chu, future Secretary of DOE. We hope your talent and significant skills in overahievement will help guide the country to make wise energy choices.

    Robert Steinhaus – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Retired)

  • Steve Pakozdy says:

    We believe in affordable, energy efficient homes with significantly reduced carbon emissions.

    We incorporate recycled materials and trades people who recycle their wastes on-site.

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