Ashley Gess

Assistant Professor · Augusta University

Gess is a leading expert in innovation renaissance as it pertains to a post-COVID-19 America.

Integrative STEM Education Project-Based Learning Curriculum Design Curriculum Development Place-based Education

Kelly Hogan, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Instructional Innovation, QEP Director and Teaching Professor of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Hogan has been reinventing UNC's largest classrooms with the implementation of groundbreaking, interactive teaching methods.

Institutional Transformation Interactive Teaching Techniques Instructional Innovation Teaching in STEM fields Inclusive Teaching

Michele Hammers

Associate Dean and Professor of Communication Studies, College of Communication and Fine Arts · Loyola Marymount University

Associate Dean and Professor of Communication Studies

Feminist Media Studies Qualitative Research Methods Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Social Movements Rhetorical Criticism

William Heyborne

Associate Professor of Biology · Southern Utah University

Specializing in reptile and amphibian natural history, biological pedagogy, and animal venoms

Ecology and Evolution of Insects and Arachnids Herpetology Entomology Zoology Amphibians

David Stroupe

Assistant Professor · Michigan State University

Education expert, focusing on the intersections between STEM disciplines, social issues, history, and philosophy

STEM Education Teacher Education Science Education

Orla Smyth LoPiccolo, M. Arch., P.Dip. (CM), CPHD, Architect

Associate Professor, Architecture and Construction Management · Farmingdale State College

Professor Orla Smyth LoPiccolo has over 10 years of public sector experience as an architect and a Community Development Project Supervisor.

Architectural Design Fundamentals Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Systems Materials and Methods of Construction Construction Design Site Design and Construction

Christina Eubanks-Turner

Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor of Mathematics · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Mathematics Commutative Algebra Graph Theory Mathematics Education Broadening Participation in Mathematical Sciences

Fernando Estrada

Associate Professor, Co-Director, Counseling · Loyola Marymount University

Department of Specialized Programs in Professional Psychology

Higher Education Counseling Psychology Mental Health

Bruce Hecht

CEO and CTO · VG2PLAY

Bruce Hecht is an expert at advancing architectural and design methodologies in hardware, software, and systems.

Integrated Circuit Local Engagement Electrical Engineering Hardware Design Technology Development

Jacqualine Grant

Associate Professor of Biology / Museum Curator · Southern Utah University

Conservation biologist whose work focuses on green infrastructure and organismal biology.

Genetics Wildlife Conservation Wildfire Restoration Wildfire Water Conservation

Julia Hanigsberg

President and CEO · Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Champion for children and youth with disabilities & healthcare CEO. Expert speaker and leader on diversity, innovation and inclusion.

Disabilities Patient Centred Care Children's Health Leadership Women in Leadership

Kyle Whyte

Timnick Chair in the Humanities · Michigan State University

Expert in American Indian and Indigenous Studies, environmental philosophy

Ethics of Knowledge Exchange Environmental Philosophy and Ethics Indigenous Environmental Studies Climate Justice Climate Change

Cato Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Convergence Institute · UConn Health

Dr. Laurencin is a world renowned engineer, physician and scientist who is known for pioneering the field of Regenerative Engineering.

Stem Cell Science and Technology Nanotechnology Polymeric Materials Science Tissue Engineering Regenerative Engineering

Aman Yadav

Professor, Director of Master of Arts in Educational Technology · Michigan State University

An expert in STEM education, with a specific focus on computer science and engineering education

Teacher Professional Development Case-based Instruction Computer Science Education STEM Education Engineering Education

Natalie Schaal

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering · Loyola Marymount University

Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Applied mechanics Mathematical Modeling and Simulation Earthquake nucleation STEM Education Elastodynamics

Dr. Marianne Mader

Managing Director, Earth & Space/Fossils & Evolution, Royal Ontario Museum · Co-Founder & Board Member, STEAMLabs Community Makerspace

Cultivating curiosity. Inspiring passion for exploration. Empowering people to engage with science & tech. www.mariannemader.com

Space Exploration Planetary Science Science Communication Maker Culture STEAM Education

Diana Laboy-Rush

STEM Education Consultant · AuthenticSTEM

Engineering Instructor, STEM Education Consultant, Writer, and Speaker

Gender Equity Service-Based Learning STEM Education Global Competitiveness Innovation

Leanna Giancarlo

Associate Professor · University of Mary Washington

Leanna Giancarlo is a Professor of Chemistry and commentator on the portrayal of science in media and popular culture.

STEM Education Science Education Science and Popular Culture Chemistry

Nilanjana Dasgupta

Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Director of the Institute of Diversity Sciences · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Nilanjana "Buju" Dasgupta studies how implicit or unconscious bias influences people’s first impressions and behavior toward others.

STEM Education Stereotypes Social Identity Diversity in Science Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Lea Deesing

Assistant City Manager, former CIO · City of Riverside

Motivate staff and spark innovation. Encourage kids to pursue STEM fields. Increase government transparency and improve cyber security.

Information Technology Innovation Leadership STEM Education Government