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Cambridge Marriott
Cambridge, Massachusetts
October 25-27, 2013

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Saturday, October 26th

Opening Comments
9:00 a.m.

CEE Commentary and Introductions
  • Mr. Mel Chaskin, Chairman, CEE Board of Trustees; President & Chief Executive Officer, Vanguard Research, Inc.
  • Ms. Joann DiGennaro, President, Center for Excellence in Education (CEE)

Panel 1
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Nobel Laureates
  • Dr. Dudley Herschbach, Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science Emeritus at Harvard University; Nobel Laureate 1986, Chemistry
  • Dr. Wolfgang Ketterle, John D. MacArthur Professor of Physics at MIT; Associate Director of the Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT; Director of MIT-Harvard Center for Ultra-cold Atoms, Nobel Laureate 2001, Physics
  • Dr. Eric Maskin, Adams University Professor, Harvard University, Nobel Laureate 2007, Economics
  • Dr. Jack Szostak, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, Alex Rich Distinguished Investigator, Massachusetts General Hospital, Nobel Laureate 2009, Physiology/Medicine
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.


Panel 2
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Strategies for a Start-Up Business
  • Dr. Robert E. Curry, General Partner, Latterell Venture Partners
  • Mr. Juan Enriquez, Managing Director, Excel Venture Management
  • Mr. Gregory M. Gunn, Entrepreneur in Residence, City Light Capital
  • Dr. Tom Leighton, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Akamai Technologies, Inc.
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Panel 3
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Future of Funding for Academic Research
  • Dr. Olgica Bakajin, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer, Porifera, Inc.
  • Dr. Mary J. DeLong, Assistant Dean, Postdoctoral Education, Emory University School of Medicine; Former Director of Graduate Program Partnerships, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health
  • Dr. Stacey Donnelly, Director, Sponsored Research and Planning, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Panel 4
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Global Trends in STEM
  • Dr. James C. Ellenbogen, Chief Scientist, Nanosystems Group and Emerging Technologies, The MITRE Corporation
  • Dr. Banning Garrett, Strategic Foresight Senior Fellow for Innovation and Global Trends, Atlantic Council, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security,
  • Mr. Sean Kanuck, National Intelligence Officer (NIO) for Cyber Issues, National Intelligence Council, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Dr. Noreen Hynes, Director, Geographic Medicine Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine

3:00 - 3:20 p.m.


3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

CEE Talks (Comparable to Ted Talks) from RSI/USABO Alumni

Saturday Dinner

6:30 – 7:15 p.m.

Reception- Sponsored by Two Sigma

7:30 p.m.


Sunday, October 27th
RSI & USABO Alumni Meeting
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.




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