RSI and USABO Alumni, CEE Trustees, and VIP Guests From Far and Near Celebrated CEE's 25th Anniversary

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Fri | September 11, 2009 | 12:00 PM

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The Center for Excellence in Education celebrated its 25th anniversary with plenary speakers and outstanding panel discussions the weekend of September 11-13, 2009 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The CEE schedule was as follows:

Plenary Session – Grand Ballroom
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Dean Kamen – World renowned inventor, innovator and founder of FIRST and DEKA Research & Development

Panel Discussion - Nobel Laureate Reflections – Grand Ballroom
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Moderator : Dr. Shamit Kachru '86, Physics and SLAC Professor at Stanford University and Director of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics
Panelists :
Dr. Dudley Herschbach, Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University; Nobel Laureate, Chemistry

Dr. Wolfgang Ketterle, John D. MacArthur Professor of Physics; Director of the MIT-Harvard Center for Ultracold Atoms; Nobel Laureate, Physics
Dr. John Mather, Senior Project Scientist on the James Webb Telescope at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Nobel Laureate, Physics; CEE Trustee
Dr. Craig Mello, Professor in the Program in Molecular Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School; Nobel Laureate, Physiology or Medicine

Panel Discussion - Financing Start-Ups – Grand Ballroom
11:30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m

Moderator : Ms. Susan Lee Ko, Chimney Rock Investments; CEE Trustee
Panelists :

Hillel Bachrach, Managing Partner at 20/20 Healthcare Partners
Paul Davis, Founder and CEO of Intelligent Integration Systems
Juan Enriquez, Managing Director, Excel Venture Management; CEE Trustee
Dr. Tom Leighton, Chief Scientist, Akamai Technologies, Inc.; CEE Trustee

Plenary Session – Grand Ballroom
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Richard Edlund – Four-time Oscar Awardee for special effects cinematography;Founder of Richard Edlund Films

Panel Discussion - Future of Medicine and Medical Research – Longfellow Room
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Moderator : Dr. James Benecke, Otolaryngologist; Clinical Professor,Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at St. Louis University School of Medicine; CEE Trustee
Panelists :

Dr. Frederick Chen RSI '86, Director of Cardiac Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital; CEE Trustee
Dr. Aimee Crago RSI '90, Fellow in Surgical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Dr. Jason Koh RSI '85, Assistant Professor and Orthopedic Surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Dr. Jamie Wells RSI'91, Pediatrician, Private Practice

Panel Discussion - Engineering Challenges in the Development of the Nautilus –Dana Room
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Moderator and Panelist : Admiral W. A. Owens USN (Ret.), Chairman and CEO of AEA Holdings Asia; CEE Trustee
Panelists :

Captain Jack W. Crawford, USN (Ret.) Midway Veteran, USS Yorktown (CV-5)
Vice Admiral George W. Emery, General Chair of the Annual Submarine Technology Symposium jointly sponsored with Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and the Naval Submarine League

Dinner, Award Presentations and Keynote Speaker – Grand Ballroom
6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Achievement Medals for Leadership and Commitment to Excellence in Education

Mr. and Mrs. Milton Dranow
Mr. Michael Jordan
Mr. Dean Kamen (presented earlier in the day)
Dr. Petar Kenderov
Dr. (Mrs.) Y.G. Parthasarathy

Keynote Speaker – Mr. Michael Jordan, Chairman Emeritus, EDS; CEE Trustee

CEE and Booz Allen Hamilton Host Webcast, “From Education to Enterprise: Science and Technology in the Next Generation” (THIS IS 2008)

Joann DiGennaro, President of CEE, moderated the panel about U.S. leadership in science and technology and what the scientific and technological landscape will be like in years to come.

This nation’s economic development, national security, and quality of life are dependent on its educational pipeline of excellence in science, technology, engineering, and math. The distinguished members of this panel discussed the rapid pace of scientific and technological advances and answered questions concerning global issues that impact science and technology collaborations.

Distinguished panelists were:

  • Dr. George Atkinson, Director, Institute on Science for Global Policy and former Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice
  • Dr. Wanda Austin, President and CEO, The Aerospace Corporation
  • Dr. Doug Himberger, former Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Dr. John Mather, Senior Project Scientist, James Webb Space Telescope and 2006 Nobel Prize Recipient in Physics, and former CEE Trustee

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