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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Luigi Vanfretti

Associate Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Focuses on synchrophasor technology applications and cyber-physical system modeling, simulation, stability, and control

Electrical Engineering System Identification Synchophasors Stability and Control Cyber-Physical Systems

Guy Martin

Managing Principal Architect & Open Source Consultant · Red Hat

Experienced speaker bringing a mix of Open Source, Community, Government 2.0 & Social Media to the table.

Open Source Software Strategy Government 2.0/Community Management Social Media

Jim Stikeleather

Chief Innovation Officer · Dell

Rev up the engines of your event and glimpse the future with Dell's Chief Innovation Officer, who explains & evaluates emerging technologies

Software Development Environments and Methods Software as A Service Product Management Process Engineering Cloud Computing

Scott Munro

Associate Professor of Engineering / Mechanical Engineering Program Director · Southern Utah University

Specializing in aerocoustics flow sound interaction and induced vibrations, propagation, and aerospace technologies

Vibration Measurements and Instrumentation Measurement of Noise Emissions Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flight control system design and testing Propagation Aeroacoustics Flow-Sound Interaction and Flow-Induced Vibrations

Clay C.C. Wang, PhD

Chair & Professor of the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences · USC School of Pharmacy

An expert in natural products drug discovery, gene regulation of fungal secondary metabolism, metabolic engineering, and space biology.

Space Biology Gene Regulation of Fungal Secondary Metabolism Pharmacology Fungal and Bacterial Genomes Natural Products Drug Discovery

Sherry Granader

Sports Nutritionist, National Speaker, Author and Writer · sgfit.com

Nutritionist, Writer and National Speaker

Throw Out the Diet Prepare to Live Longer Ad Do It Well