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2015 X-STEM Symposium Agenda

X-Stem MedIm

 April 28, 2015 / Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC

X-STEM Symposium Agenda

 
Click on the speaker names below to access the full speaker bio or click here for a printable list of short speaker descriptions.

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Click here for more information about the X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium.
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Agenda.

Registration for the 2015 X-STEM Symposium has closed.  Advance registration is required.  There will be no onsite registration.




Session One - 9:30am to 11:00am


Session One Talks:

Welcome Address and Opening Talks by Irwin Jacobs (telecommunications pioneer and engineer - CDMA: From an Idea to Cellphones that Impact the Lives of Billions) and Michele Weslander Quaid (Google’s Chief Innovation Evangelist)
middle/high school level, Room 146 - 9:30am Start Time

Kimberly Flagg-Sellers (trailblazing statistician and mathematician - CSI: Computing Statistics for Investigation) and Frank Morgan (author and acclaimed mathematician - Soap Bubbles and Mathematics)
middle/high school level, Room 145 - 10:00am Start Time

Frederic Bertley (renowned scientist and STEM educator from the renowned Franklin Institute) and Crystal Dilworth (molecular neuroscientist, professional choreographer and former dancer - Shooting stuff with lasers and finding your scientific voice)
high school level, Room 147 - 10:00am Start Time

Reginald Brothers (Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Science and Technology - How STEM is changing the way we think about homeland security) / and Robie Samanta Roy (Lockheed Martin Vice President, Technology and Innovation)
middle/high school level, Room 151 - 10:00am Start Time


Session One Workshops:

Greg Gage Backyard Brains neuroscience workshop: Explore the body's hidden electrical network with hands on neuroscience experiments!
high school level, 45 minute workshop, Room 150A - 10:00am Start Time

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory electromagnetic construction workshop: Tesla's Tale: The electricity and magnetism connection
middle/high school level, 45 minute workshop, Room 150B - 10:00am Start Time

Rock Detective Geoscience Education workshop: Become a rock detective and discover how the earth works!
middle and high school level, 45 minute workshop, Room 144BC - 10:00am Start Time

William Gilly Squid4Kids workshop: Squid, Marine Science and Technology
middle/high school level, 45 minute workshop, Room 144A - 10:00am Start Time


 

Session Two - 11:15am to 12:15pm

Session Two Talks:

Dean Kamen (renowned inventor and entrepreneur - FIRST and getting students excited about science and engineering) and Seema Kumar (Vice President of Innovation, Global Health and Policy Communication at Johnson & Johnson)
middle/high school level, Room 146

Satyan Devadoss (leading mathematics professor - Shape of the Universe) and Louie Schwartzberg (world-renowned photographer and cinematographer - Saving Our Planet: Nature's Mysteries Revealed through the Lens)
high school level, Room 145

Josh Wolfe (science-focused venture capitalist and journalist - "Imaging the Future"  A Contrarians Thesis) and Benjamin Gulak (green vehicle inventor and entrepreneur) middle/high school level, Room 147

Vanessa Thompson (education innovator and high school student - Once upon a Math Problem) and Robert Lang (renowned physicist and origami expert - From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: the Modern Science of Origami)
middle school level, Room 151

Session Two Workshops:

Andrew Zwicker physics workshop: Creating a Star on Earth: Fusion Energy for All
high school level, 45 minute workshop, Room 150A

Aaron Alford and Jason Osborne Paleoquest paleontology workshop: Discovery: Unleashing your curiosity
middle school level, 45 minute workshop, Room 150B

STEMs For Youth robotics workshop:  Build a Working Robot!
middle/high school level, 45 minute workshop, Room 144BC

Space Telescope Science Institute astronomy workshop:  Exploring the Universe with Light and Color
middle/high school level, 45 minute workshop, Room 144A



Session Three - 12:45pm to 1:45pm

Session Three Talks:

Anthony Fauci (infectious disease expert and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease:  From HIV to Ebola: Reflections on a Career in Infectious Disease Research) and Steve Projan (MedImmune Infectious disease and vaccine expert: Preventing infections, better than a cure)
middle/high school level, Room 146

George Whitesides (CEO of Virgin Galactic who is at the forefront of commercial space travel) and Bara Cola (nano-engineered energy expert and former college football star - My Story - childhood dreams of playing professional football turned into an exciting research career)
middle school level, Room 145

James McLurkin (robotics innovator and engineer - The Future of Robotics is Swarms: Why a thousand robots are better than one) and Easton LaChappelle (18-year old prosthetic arm inventor - Practical, Functional and Affordable Robotics)
middle/high school level, Room 147

Alyssa Carson (13-year old Future Mars Walker - Mission to Mars) and Aprille Ericsson (aerospace engineer and technologist - Being a Rocket Scientist at NASA)
middle/high school level, Room 151

Session Three Workshops:

Clay Robinson Dr. Dirt workshop: Get a "Charge" Out of Soil
middle/high school level, 45 minute workshop, Room 150A

Padhu Seshaiyer mathematics workshop: The M in STEM
middle/high school level, 45 minute workshop, Room 150B

Oracle Academy computer programming workshop: Getting Started with Java Using Alice
middle/high school level, 45 minute workshop, Room 144BC

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy workshop: Spotlight on Pharmacy
middle/high school level, 45 minute workshop, Room 144A


 
Session Four - 2:00pm to 2:30pm

X-STEM Talks:

Carol Reiley (surgical roboticist - Designing Robots to inspire the next generation of technologists
middle/high school level, Room 145

Tyler DeWitt (research scientist, high school teacher and digital content creator - You do science? Wow, that must be boring!
high school level, Room 147

Ritankar Das (19-year-old scientist, Ph.D. student and STEM advocate)
middle/high school level, Room 151


 

Click here to download a PDF copy of the X-STEM Symposium Agenda.

 

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