Webinars & Digital Learning

CEE Panel Discussions 2017 - Present
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Newest Developments in Medical-Related Fields
July 22, 2020          Watch here.
Distinguished Panelists
Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Tufts Medical Center and Professor of Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine
Associate Attending Surgeon, Memorial Hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Associate Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College Special Contributing Faculty
Mark R. Neaman Family Chair of Orthopedic Surgery, NorthShore University HealthSystem;Director, NorthShore Orthopaedic & Spine Institute;Clinical Professor, University of Chicago Pritzker Schoolof Medicine;Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University
Board certified ophthalmologist, Eye Surgeons of Indiana 
Soham Roy (RSI ’86) MD, FACS, FAAP
Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Otorhinolaryngology­ Head and Neck Surgery, University of Texas Medical School at Houston Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital
Email questions for the panelists to Q&A@cee.org

Hacking Coronavirus
May 14, 2020          Watch here.          Download Q&A here.
Distinguished Panelists
Lauren Ancel Meyers (RSI ’90), Ph.D. 
Professor of Integrative Biology, The University of Texas at Austin
Ben Silbermann (RSI ’98)
Co- Founder and CEO of Pinterest
Patrick Tan (RSI ’86), M.D., Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, NUS and Professor, Cancer and Stem Cell Biology, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore
Feng Zhang (RSI ’99), Ph.D.
Investigator, MIT McGovern Institute and pioneer of the revolutionary CRISPR gene-editing technology
Aaron Kesselheim (RSI ’91), M.D., J.D., M.P.H. Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Innovators & Scientists Needed
March 1, 2018
Distinguished Panelists
Dr. J. Michael McQuade (CEE Trustee)
Senior Vice President for Science and Technology at United Technologies Corp. His responsibilities include providing strategic oversight and guidance for research, engineering and development activities focused on a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries.  Dr. McQuade holds Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. degrees in physics from Carnegie Mellon University. 
Dr. Ann Shellenbarger Jones (RSI ’90)
Principal for IEc, an environmental and economic consulting firm. She works on developing and implementing methods to assess and value ecological services, for natural resource damage assessment (NRDA) and for evaluating impacts of climate change.  Dr. Shellenbarger Jones holds a B.A. cum laude in chemistry, with a concentration in biochemistry, from Washington University in St. Louis. She received her Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Jinger Zhao, (RSI ’99)
Managing Director, Quantitative Research, at Two Sigma, an investment firm that uses including AI, machine learning, and distributed computing for its trading strategies. Guided by the scientific method, Two Sigma devises models that begin with inspired ideas or economic hypotheses. In a systematic, process-driven fashion, models are expanded, tested and integrated into its investment strategies. Jinger earned her AB from Harvard University in Computer Science and Neuroscience.

Health in High Ability Students
November 13, 2017            Listen to the recording with associated visual material here. (Youtube)
     The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) hosted a webinar to address the health challenges of high achieving students, as they grow from high school to top tier universities and beyond.  According to National Alliance on Mental Illness, mental health conditions in 2017 are common among teens and young adults: 1 in 5 lives with a mental health condition—half develop the condition by age 14 and three quarters by age 24. A 2015 survey by the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCD) reports that more than 47 percent of students seeking counseling suffer from anxiety, and 40 percent report suffering from depression. The Mental Health Challenges of Gifted Teens notes, however, that being intellectually gifted “might also come with mental illnesses, such as depression, anxiety, social ineptness, and even psychosis. Typically, we want to think that those children, adolescents, and adults who are gifted lead very fulfilling and rewarding lives.  However, having such capacity might also inherently mean psychological challenges.”
Distinguished Panelists
Medical Director of the Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Unit at Stanford Hospital, Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Jody and Layton Smith Professor of Psychology and Gifted Education, Executive Director of the Center for Gifted Education at William & Mary
Executive Board Member and Past Chair of the Counseling and Guidance Division of the National Association of Gifted Children
Moderator: Aaron Kesselheim (RSI ’91), M.D., J.D., M.P.H. Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

...but need resources to support your virtual curriculum this fall?

As classrooms went virtual in March, TEP did as well.  Through the end of the school year, we offered 11 short videos with associated educational content to help teachers support their digital curriculum.  Listed below are, first, the link to the Digital Learning Series Playlist with general contents, and, second, links to each short video with additional details.  Enjoy!  ...and feel free to contact us with any questions.
Each short video includes educator resources in the description bar, such as:
  • remote learning activities & various online resources
  • news about the topic at the time it was posted  (March - June 2020)
  • open-ended guiding questions (written by TEP staff through careful analysis of each recording) that can be used to support each educator's development or delivery of a lesson or discussion, if desired
Distinguished Lecturer Series
Dr. Jonathan Gootenberg is currently studying as an inaugural McGovern Fellow at MIT, where he "explores biodiversity to develop tools for understanding and treating age-related disease." https://mcgovern.mit.edu/profile/jona... & https://www.abugootlab.org/
For the most recent updates about CRISPR technology, visit Dr. Gootenberg’s research archives and news site at https://mcgovern.mit.edu/researcher/jonathan-gootenberg/
Dr. Steven Fein currently practices hematological oncology in Kendall, FL (Miami MSA). There, he is affiliated with multiple hospitals and has been in practice for over 20 years. He is also affiliated with The Florida Society of Clinical Oncology, where they quote his passion for teaching: “Teaching patients and their families,” according to Dr. Fein, “is the most important thing a doctor can do.” https://health.usnews.com/doctors/ste... & https://www.flasco.org/team/steven-fein-md/
Dr. Yang currently heads his own lab, established at UCLA in 2002. He is a professor, serving both the Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior and the Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences. Dr. Yang also maintains affiliations with the Brain Research Institute and the David Geffen School of Medicine, both of UCLA. http://yanglab.npih.ucla.edu/?page_id=18 & http://yanglab.npih.ucla.edu/
Dr. Ann Shellenbarger Jones is currently a Principal Senior Staff member at Industrial Economics, Inc. (IEc). There, she manages assessments of ecological systems and works primarily to develop and implement new methods of ecological service valuation. The aim of these practices is, ultimately, to measure natural resource damage and the impacts of climate change. https://indecon.com/staff/ann-jones/
For the most recent updates about habitat assessment and restoration, visit her page at Industrial Economics, Inc. here: https://indecon.com/staff/ann-jones/.
Dr. Daniel Dongyuel Lee is currently a Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Cornell Tech. He also serves as Executive Vice President for Samsung Research. https://www.ece.cornell.edu/faculty-directory/daniel-dongyuel-lee
For the most recent updates about AI & Robotics technology, visit Cornell's collaborative engineering robotics site here: https://www.ece.cornell.edu/robotics.
Dr. Victor Li currently serves as CEO of StemCellerant, LLC, a company he co-founded on the basis of his discovery of accelerated differentiation technology, developed while studying in Mark Kirschner's lab. StemCellerant's mission includes the tennant: "To transition us to a future with personalized regenerative medicine." https://www.stemcellerant.com/ & https://www.stemcellerant.com/victor-li
For the most recent updates about using stem cells to cure disease, visit Dr. Li's research site at Harvard Medical School, Kirschner Lab, Deparment of Systems Biology: https://kirschner.hms.harvard.edu/people/victor-li
Accomplished Student Series
(Solar Thermal Fuels as New Technology)
Lyna Kim of Los Angeles, California presented and defended her research on solar thermal fuels in Cambridge, Massachusetts at MIT as a part of CEE’s collaboratively hosted Research Science Institute in the summer of 2018.
(Network Driven Drug Discovery)
Marissa Sumathipala of Ashburn, Virginia presented and defended her research on network-based disease models for enhancing drug discovery in Cambridge, Massachusetts at MIT as a part of CEE’s collaboratively hosted Research Science Institute in the summer of 2017.
(Using Data Science to Amplify "Deep Learning")
Dawson Byrd of Norwalk, Connecticut presented and defended his research on transfer learning in Cambridge, Massachusetts at MIT on August 2, 2019 as a part of CEE’s collaboratively hosted Research Science Institute.
(Developing Descriptive Terms and Reasoning for the Difficulty of Mathematical Conundrums)
Walker Anderson presented and defended his research on NP-Completeness in Cambridge, Massachusetts at MIT as a part of CEE’s collaboratively hosted Research Science Institute in the summer of 2018.
(Algebraic Geometry and Coding Theory)
Rupert Li of Portland, Oregon presented and defended his research on algebraic geometry and its applications to coding theory in Cambridge, Massachusetts at MIT on August 2, 2019 as a part of CEE’s collaboratively hosted Research Science Institute.

Distinguished Guest Lectures 
Filmed at the 34th Annual Research Science Institute
Nobel Laureate Dr. Eric Maskin speaks on how to improve presidential elections.
Adams University Professor, Department of Economics, Harvard University 
Dr. Jagadeesh Pamulapati speaks on the intersection of STEM research and the Department of Defense.
Director of Labs in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
Nobel Laureate Dr. Wolfgang Ketterle speaks about the Physics of Light and Super Cold Atoms.
John D. MacArthur Professor of Physics, MIT & Director of MIT-Harvard Center for Ultracold Atoms
Dr. Pardis Sabeti speaks on transforming outbreak response in the genomic age.
Member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT; Howard Hughes Investigator
Professor, Center for Systems Biology & Department of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
Department of Immunology & Infectious Disease, Harvard School of Public Health