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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.

Advanced registration is required.  There will be no onsite registration. - See more at: http://www.usasciencefestival.org/schoolprograms/x-stem-extreme-stem-symposium/x-stem-symposium-agenda.html#sthash.maP0UFql.dpuf
Advanced registration is required.  There will be no onsite registration. - See more at: http://www.usasciencefestival.org/schoolprograms/x-stem-extreme-stem-symposium/x-stem-symposium-agenda.html#sthash.maP0UFql.dpuf


Click here for more information about the X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium.
Click here to download a PDF copy of the X-STEM Symposium Agenda.

Advanced registration is required.  There will be no onsite registration.
REGISTER TO ATTEND HERE



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 (speaker to be announced)
middle/high school level, Room 146

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

Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa (former migrant worker turned world-renowned brain surgeon - Becoming Dr. Q) and Crystal Dilworth (molecular neuroscientist, professional choreographer and former dancer - Shooting stuff with lasers and finding your scientific voice)
high school level, Room 147

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


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

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

Rock Detective Geoscience Education workshop: Become a rock detective and discover how the earth works!
middle and high school level, 45 minute workshop, Room 144B

William Gilly Squid4Kids workshop: Squid, Marine Science and Technology
middle/high school level, 45 minute workshop, Room 144C


 

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 (speaker to be announced)
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 144B

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



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 on the front lines of the Ebola crisis) and MedImmune (speaker to be announced)
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 - engineering superheroes)
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

Aprille Ericsson (aerospace engineer and technologist - Being a Rocket Scientist at NASA) and Alyssa Carson (13-year old Future Mars Walker - Mission to Mars)
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 144B

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


 
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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