2017 Speakers

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Keynote Speakers

Ursula Burns

Chairman - Xerox Corporation

Ana Mari Cauce, Ph.D.

President - University of Washington

Philip J. Hanlon, Ph.D.

President - Dartmouth College

Susan Hockfield, Ph.D.

President Emerita - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

President-elect - AAAS

Brian Kelly

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

Andrew N. Liveris

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer - The Dow Chemical Company

Margaret Mannix

Executive Editor - U.S. News & World Report

Iaonnis N. Miaoulis, Ph.D.

President and Director - Museum of Science, Boston

Andrew W. Moore, Ph.D.

Dean - School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Ellen Ochoa, Ph.D.

Director - NASA Johnson Space Center

Scott Peters

U.S. Congressman - 52nd District of California

G.P. “Bud” Peterson, Ph.D.

President - Georgia Institute of Technology

Darlene V. Shiley

President - The Shiley Foundation


Anthony Barela

Principal - Vista High School, Vista, California

Melissa Diaz-Cisneros

Fifth Grade Teacher - Chula Vista Hills Elementary School, Chula Vista, California

Matt Dozier

President and Chief Executive Officer - EAST Initiative

Catherine Dunn

Principal, State Solutions - ACT

Charles Eaton

Chief Executive Officer - Creating IT Futures Foundation

Executive Vice President, Social Innovation - CompTIA

Erika Ebbel Angle, Ph.D.

Founder and Executive Director - Science from Scientists

Marybeth Gasman, Ph.D.

Professor of Higher Education - University of Pennsylvania

Director - Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions, University of Pennsylvania

Ron Gonzales

President and Chief Executive Officer - Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley

Stephanie Gregson, Ed.D.

Director, Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division; Executive Director, Instructional Quality Commission - California Department of Education

Ross Kasun, Ed.D.

Superintendent - Freehold Township School District, Freehold, New Jersey

Gladis Kersaint, Ph.D.

Dean and Professor of Mathematics Education - Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut

Jesse Lovejoy

Director, STEM Education and 49ers Museum - San Francisco 49ers

Hernán Luis y Prado

Founder and Chief Executive Officer - Workshops for Warriors

Pamela T. Luster, Ed.D.

President - San Diego Mesa College

Maria Nichols

Director, School Innovation - San Diego Unified School District

William Oakes, Ph.D.

Director, EPICS Program; Professor of Engineering Education - Purdue University

Jessica Rannow

President - Society of Women Engineers

Patricia Reily, Ed.D.

Veterans Services Director - California State University–San Marcos

Larry Rosenstock

Chief Executive Officer - High Tech High, San Diego

Mary Sandy

Director - Virginia Space Grant Consortium

Ellen Sherratt, Ph.D.

Deputy Director, Center on Great Teachers and Leaders - American Institutes for Research

Natasha Smith-Walker

Executive Director - Project Exploration

Nancy Butler Songer, Ph.D.

Dean and Distinguished University Professor, School of Education - Drexel University

Ricardo Valerdi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Systems and Industrial Engineering - University of Arizona

Founder and Chief Scientist - Science of Sport

Judy Vredenburgh

President and Chief Executive Officer - Girls Inc.

Katherine Wilcox

Executive Director - EnCorps STEM Teachers Program