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Renowned Speakers Participate in Panel Discussions

McLean, VA – October 23, 2013 – The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year.  In celebration, notable speakers will gather at the Cambridge Marriott in Cambridge, MA on October 26, 2013 to share their expertise through informational and inspiring discussions. 

The Center’s attendees will include VIP Guests, CEE’s Boart of Trustees, alumni of the Research Science Institute (RSI) and USA Biology Olympiad (USABO), and partners of the Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP).

Saturday, October 26
Nobel Laureates
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Moderator:  Dr. Scott Kominers, RSI’04

  • 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

Strategies for a Start-Up Business
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Moderator:  Mr. Brad Hargreaves, USABO’03 &’04

  • 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.

Future of Funding for Academic Research
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Moderator: Dr. Channing Yu, RSI’88

  • 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

Global Trends in STEM
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Moderator: Dr. Archon Fung, RSI’85

  • 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

About the Center for Excellence in Education
The Center for Excellence in Education was founded in 1983 by the late Admiral H.G. Rickover and Joann P. DiGennaro, President of the Center. The Center's mission is to nurture high school and university scholars to careers of excellence and leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and to encourage collaboration between and among leaders in the global community. CEE sponsors the Research Science Institute (RSI), the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO), and the Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP).  For more information about the Center and its programs, visit CEE’s Web site, www.cee.org

Related websites:
Center for Excellence in Education: http://www.cee.org/
Research Science Institute: http://www.cee.org/research-science-institute
USA Biology Olympiad: http://www.cee.org/usa-biology-olympiad-usabo
Teacher Enrichment Program: http://www.cee.org/teacher-enrichment-program


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