Bill Gates is going back to college, and Beyond Binary is going along for the ride. Next week, the Microsoft chairman and philanthropist is doing a three-state college tour, meeting with students and faculty to encourage more people to join efforts to solve society’s biggest global challenges. Gates announced that he’s done similar tours during his time at Microsoft, but that this is the first time he’s done it in his capacity as head of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Gates will be in the San Francisco Bay Area at the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University, and then travel to the University of Chicago, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “I’ll also be spending time at each school meeting with students and faculty to learn about innovative work they’re doing in their various programs,” Gates wrote. “I’m most looking forward to my conversation with students about how we can get more of the world’s brightest people to focus on the world’s biggest challenges, like poverty, global health, education, energy and climate change,” Gates wrote.