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Kathy Wirtanen
Administrative, Facility
& Conference Assistant

P:  (540) 464-7361
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Center for Leadership & Ethics
VMI, Marshall Hall
500 Anderson Drive
Lexington, VA  24450

Track Two: High School Student STEM Experience 

 

Tuesday, 2 October

 

Session A
(9:25 am – 10:40 am)

Moody Hall Board Room

Cutting Edge Research
Moderator:  LTC George M. Brooke IV, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy, Virginia Military Institute

  • Jellyfish Robotics
    Mr. Alex Villanueva, Ph.D. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University  
  • 3-D Printing - Mr. Jacob Moore, Graduate Student, Department of Engineering Education, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University A Snapshot of the New Horizon in Teaching and Learning  
 
Session B
(10:50 am – 3:40 pm) 
  

STEM Workshops

  • How to Keep the Lights On - Brian Gardes, P.E., Electrical Engineer, New Plant Engineering, AREVA NP, INC.
  • Making Waves – COL John Thompson, Department Head, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Virginia Military Institute
  • Biomedical Research and Ethics – COL James Turner, Ph.D., Department Head & Professor, Biology Department, Virginia Military Institute; VMI Cadets
  • 3-D Printing – Mr. Jacob Moore, Graduate Student, Department of Engineering Education, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
 
Lunch (12:05 pm – 12:55 pm)  
Session C
(1:00 pm – 2:15 pm)
 

STEM Workshops

  • LEGO Engineering – MAJ Joyce Blandino, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Military Institute
  • Fractals: An Infinite Walk Between Dimensions – MAJ Meagan Herald, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Virginia Military Institute
  • What Makes a Good Technical Demonstration – CAPT Ned Riester, Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Virginia Military Institute
  • Voyageur in the 4th Dimension – Dr. Paul D. Humke, Professor of Mathematics, St. Olaf College; Washington and Lee University Students
 
Session D
(2:25 pm – 3:40 pm) 
 

STEM Workshops

  • Graph Theory & Kidney Transplants – Dr. Sommer Gentry, Associate Professor, Mathematics, U.S. Naval Academy
  • Cryptology: From Caesar to Credit Cards – MAJ Meagan Herald, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Virginia Military Institute
  • Math Circles Rope Challenge – Dr. Philip Yasskin, Professor of Mathematics, Texas A&M University
 

Wednesday, 3 October

 
Session E
(9:10 am – 10:00 am)

Moody Hall Board Room 

Envisioning Your Career
Moderator: COL Daren Timmons, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Chemistry Department, Virginia Military Institute

 

Session F
(10:10 am – 10:55 am)

Moody Hall Board Room

Are You a Leader or a Follower?

  • 2nd Lt Jordan Iida ‘12 (U.S.M.C.), Center for Leadership and Ethics, Virginia Military Institute
  • VMI Cadets