NEW YORK — The offers keep rolling in for Ahmed Mohamed.
After the 14-year-old boy was arrested for bringing a homemade digital clock to his high school, he was soon offered a long list of unique opportunities from an invitation to tour MIT to a Space Camp scholarship.
Twitter: The hashtag “#IStandWithAhmed” took off and among the many offers the Muslim teen received was an internship from Twitter. The company said its employees also love building things.
Foursquare: Foursquare said it stood with Mohamed “because we love to make things too.” The company reminded him to “never stop inventing the future.”
Reddit: Alexis Ohanian, one of the co-founders of Reddit, asked how to get in touch with Mohamed because the site wanted to introduce him to some of their “friends in science.”
But the offers didn’t end with social networking sites.
Autodesk: Carl Bass, the CEO of the software company Autodesk, invited Ahmed to “come hang out” at the company so they could “make something new together.”
123D Circuits: Ahmed was also offered a free circuit kit from 123D Circuits so he could continue to build things.
MIT: Mohamed, who aspires to be an engineer, built the alarm clock out of a pencil case. In middle school he was a member of the robotics club and won awards for his inventions.
Mohamed said his dream was to attend MIT. During an appearance Wednesday on MSNBC, he was surprised by a special guest from the university.
Astrophysicist Chanda Prescod-Weinstein invited him to tour the school and said that he was her “ideal student” because he was “a creative, independent thinker.”
“You are the kind of student that we want at places like MIT and Harvard,” Prescod-Weinstein said.
Prescod-Weinstein also extended a tour invitation from her former advisers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and prompted an offer from an astrophysicist at UT Austin.
On Thursday, MIT’s president, L. Rafael Reif, tweeted that the university was “delighted” that Mohamed was interested in STEM and MIT.
NASA: Former NASA astronaut Daniel Tani offered Mohamed a NASA shirt that was worn in space.
And Homer Hickam, a former NASA engineer and the inspiration for the movie “October Sky,” was part of a group that offered Ahmed a scholarship to Space Camp USA.
NASA itself said it supported STEM and “inspiring kids like Ahmed to pursue their dreams.”
Business school: Ahmed even got a scholarship offer from the international business school, the New European College.
Musical career: And R&B artist Ne-Yo tweeted that Mohamed should let him know if he had aspirations of getting into the music industry.