Amy J. Williams

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Amy J. Williams is searching for habitable environments and microbial life on Mars and outer world moons.

Organic Molecules on Mars Curiosity Rover Habitable Environments on Mars Microbial Life on Mars Mars

Jamie Kennea

SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, Department of Astronomy and Physics · Pennsylvania State University

Astronomy expert and XRT instrument scientist

Physics and Astronomy Telescopes High-Energy Neutrinos XRT Instruments Swift/Bat Exploration Tools

Karyn Rogers

Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Focuses on the relationships between microbial communities and environmental conditions in extreme ecosystems

Geobiology Geological & Environmental Sciences Geochemistry Geomicrobiology Astrobiology

David Burrows

PROFESSOR, Department of Astronomy and Physics · Pennsylvania State University

Expert in high energy astrophysics, focusing on supernova remnants

Physics Telescopes Astronomy Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglows X-ray Instrumentation

Tanya Harrison

Director of Science Strategy · Planet Labs

Professional Martian who has worked on rocks and robots on the Red Planet.

Space and Astrophysics Climate Change Satellite Based Remote Sensing of the Earth/atmosphere System Earth Science Women in STEM Careers

Michael Siegel

SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, Department of Astronomy and Physics · Pennsylvania State University

Lead scientist for NASA's Swift Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope

Physics and Astronomy Telescopes Astronomy NASA NASA's Swift Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope

Tricia Jenkins

Professor · Texas Christian University

Tricia Jenkins is an expert in the US government's relationship to Hollywood, critical media theories, and media genres.

Military & Hollywood The Marvel Cinematic Universe Television and Film Genres Hollywood and the CIA Russian Trolls

Glenn Lightsey

Professor, Aerospace Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

Glenn Lightsey is an expert in the technology of small satellites including guidance, navigation, and control systems, and satellite swarms.

Small Satellites Global Positioning Space Systems Engineering Unmanned Spacecraft

David Weintraub

Professor of Astronomy; Director of Undergraduate Studies; Director of Program in Communication of Science & Technology · Vanderbilt University

Expert in astrophysics who also writes about extraterrestrial life, human space travel and space colonization.

Space colonization Extraterrestrial life Mars colonization Mars Space travel

Neil Maher

Professor · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Neil Maher studies environmental and political history in the 20th century, urban history and the history of environmental justice.

Environmental History History of Environmental Justice 20th Century US Environmental and Political History US History Urban History

James Fienup

Robert E. Hopkins Professor of Optics, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Professor in the Center for Visual Science · University of Rochester

Fienup is a leading expert in the use of phase retrieval algorithms to carefully align mirrors on NASA satellites once they are in orbit.

Optics Webb Telescope Imaging with Sparse and Segmented-Aperture Systems Image Reconstruction Phase Retrieval

Eric Vandernoot, M.S.

Astronomy & Physics Lab Coordinator · Florida Atlantic University

Eric Vandernoot operates FAU's Astronomical Observatory and teaches courses on Planetary Mechanics and Astronomy.

Telescopes Planetary Mechanics Astronomy Light Pollution Physics

Gary M. Atkinson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering · VCU School of Engineering

Professor Atkinson specializes in microelectromechanical systems

Microelectromechanical Systems Biochip Smart materials Micro and Nanofabrication Energy Conversion Devices

Adam Frank

Professor of Physics and Astronomy · University of Rochester

Frank is a leading expert on how stars form and how they die, as well as civilizations before humans

Science and Religion Civilizations and climate change Theoretical Astrophysics Physics and Astronomy Evolution of Stars and Planets

Rachael Seidler

Professor · University of Florida

Rachael Seidler researches the neural control of movement in health and disease, with a specific focus on motor learning.

Spaceflight Human Research Neuroplasticity Neuroscience and the Brain Cognitive Ageing Parkinson's

Jo Bower

Lecturer in Psychology · University of East Anglia

She researches the link between sleep, mood & mental health, examining how different aspects of sleep can influence our emotional responses.

Sleep Patterns Sleep and Mood Sleep and Emotional Responses Sleep Sleep and Mental Health

Helen Fricker

Professor · UC San Diego

Helen Amanda Fricker's research focuses on ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland and their role in the climate system.

Sea-Level Rise Ice Sheets and Sea Levels Antarctic Geophysics Planetary Physics Geophysics

Megan Donahue

Professor of Astronomy · Michigan State University

Megan Donahue is an expert on AGN feedback in clusters and circumgalactic gas and is now president of the American Astronomical Society.

Galaxy Formation Galaxies Stars

Kevin Jones

President · Engaged Learning

To the point, common sense speaker who challenges the status quo. Dynamic & thought provoking, I simplify the complex & inspire action.

Innovating Management Collaborative Technologies (Internal Social Media) Failure

Sherif Abdelwahed, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Abdelwahed is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Model-integrated Computing Model based Design and Analysis of Cyber-phyiscal Systems Autonomic Computing Formal Verification System Diagnosis and Fault Analysis