Keynote Speakers

Dr. Wanda Austin

Wanda M. Austin, Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer - The Aerospace Corporation

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Blake Irving

Chief Executive Officer - GoDaddy


Michael L. Lomax, Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer - UNCF


Ray Almgren

Vice President, Marketing - National Instruments


Craig R. Barrett, Ph.D.

Retired CEO/Chairman of the Board - INTEL CORPORATION


Stephen D. Bechtel Jr.

Senior Director - Bechtel Group, Inc.

Senior Director - The Fremont Group

Gary R. Bertoline, Ph.D.

Dean and Distinguished Professor, College of Technology - Purdue University

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Elizabeth Bierman

Senior Project Engineer - Honeywell Aerospace

President - Society of Women Engineers

Joan Bissell, Ed.D.

Director, Teacher Eduation and Public School Program - California State University

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Blair Blackwell

Manager of Education and Corporate Programs - Chevron Corporation

Deborah Boisvert

Executive Director, Broadening Advanced Technological Education Connections (BATEC) - University of Massachusetts, Boston

Tara Chklovski

Founder and CEO - Iridescent

Douglas H. Clements, Ph.D.

Kennedy Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Learning and Professor - Morgridge College of Education

Executive Director, Marsico Institute of Early Learning and Literacy - University of Denver

John Ewing, Ph.D.

President - Math for America

Jean Hernandez, Ed.D.

President - Edmonds Community College

Sandy Husk, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer - AVID Center


Brian Kelly

Editor and Chief Content Officer - U.S. News & World Report

Ayeola Kinlaw

Director of the Funding Collaborative - 100kin10


Maria Klawe, Ph.D.

President - Harvey Mudd College

John Michael Lee, Jr., Ph.D.

Vice President, Office for Access and Success - Association of Public and Land-grant Universities


Shirley Malcom, Ph.D.

Head of Education and Human Resources Programs - American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Eduardo J. PadrĂ³n, Ph.D.

President - Miami Dade College

Oscar F. Porter, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Mathematics, Engineer, Science Achievement (MESA) - University of California

Arva Rice

President and Chief Executive Officer - New York Urban League

Ricardo Romo, Ph.D.

President - University of Texas at San Antonio


Phil Schmidt, Ph.D.

Vice President for Compliance and Accreditation - Western Governors University

Sheryl Sorby, Ph.D.

Professor, Engineering Education - Ohio State University


Courtney Tanenbaum, Ph.D.

Senior Researcher, Education Program - American Institute for Research


David Valladolid

President and CEO - Parent Institute for Quality Education

Kirk Walters, Ph.D.

Principle Researcher, Education Program - American Institute for Research

Telle Whitney, Ph.D.

President and Ceo - Anita Borg Institute

Kim A. Wilcox, Ph.D.

Chancellor - University of California, Riverside

Joan C. Williams

Distinguished Professor of Law, Founding Director, Center for WorkLife Law - University of California Hastings College of the Law


Christopher Yanov

Founder and President - Reality Changers