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STEM Pathways

STEM Pathways

STEM World Classroom Guest Speaker Series

Upcoming Speakers

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Drug development from Venomous animals: Spider, Scorpion, Cone snails and Centipede venoms
Dr. Yajamana Ramu, PhD
University of Pennsylvania​
Nov. 18, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Holds a Ph.D. in biological sciences and has led a robust multi-platform lab at the Univ. of Pennsylvania for over 20 years. His lab produced high profile results and peer-reviewed articles in the fields of Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, & Ion Channels. His work has been showcased in Nature, Cell, PNAS, JGP, etc. Imaginative, knowledgeable, and dedicated research scientist devoted to pursuing novel therapeutic applications for multiple diseases. For the last 4 years, he has mentored high school students in the fields of microbiology, pharmacology, bio-technology, and ecology. His students have won multiple awards in local and regional science fairs, partaken in the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair, as well as receiving lucrative college scholarships.

​Past Speakers​​
How NASA observes & studies ice sheets & how computer models help us to estimate how ice sheets will change in the future​

Dr. Josh Cuzzone ​
Scientist at the University of California Los Angeles
Thursday, October 7, 2021
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An introduction to the American Society of Highway Engineers & (ASHE), how colleges can form their own ASHE student chapters
Frank Seney ​
Manager of Remington & Vernick Engineers, Infrastructure Group’s South Jersey Region 
Thursday, September 30, 2021
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The Career of a USDA Agricultural Research Service and Public Affairs Specialist and the Career Steps Taken to Land the Job

Janice López-Muñoz
USDA Agricultural Research Service & Public Affairs Specialist
September 28, 2021
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Stem Cell and Cytogenetics Laboratories

Christine Grandizio
Coriell Institute for Medical Research​
September 23, 2021
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Studying Ice Sheets and Glaciers to Predict Future Climate Change

Dr. Aaron Barth
Department of Geology at Rowan University
April 29, 2021
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 Ultrafast Laser Chemistry Field and Oil/Gas/Energy IndustriesTim Bohinski
Ametek Process Instruments/​Chemistry Adjunct at RCSJ
​April 19, 2021
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Epitranscriptomics (aka RNA epigenetics)

Emilia Arguello
Grad Student - Princeton University, Department of Chemistry
April 1, 2021
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Interactive Effects of Natural Disturbances - Fire, Grazing & Climate Extremes - On Grassland Ecosystems 

Scott Collins​
Department of Biology at University of New Mexico
March 4, 2021
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Infectious Control Strategies

Dr. Helene Paxton
Rowan University
March 11, 2021
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​​Cybersecurity Capabilities for Shipboard Machinery Rooms

Joseph Kain
Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD)​
March 22, 2021
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Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering  ​Dr. Melissa Green
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
February 25, 2021
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Nathaniel Nucci
Rowan University

January 28, 2021
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Dr. Adrian Roitberg
University of Florida, Department of Chemistry​
September 17, 2020
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Kevin Metrocavage

NASA, ISS Operations Manager​
September 22, 2020
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Examine the Electronic Properties of Functional Materials​
Kyle Munson
Penn State Chemistry DepartmentUsing Transient Absorption Spectroscopy 
October 1, 2020
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Analytical Chemistry & Liquid Chromatography
​Dr. James Grinias
 Princeton University
October 6, 2020
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Melinda Einsla

Research Scientist at DOW Chemical
October 8, 2020
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Film & Science

Stephanie Castillo​

Science Communicator & Filmmaker
Vanderbilt University
October 14, 2020
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Dr.​Valeria Kleiman

Associate Professor at University of Florida
October 15, 2020

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Dr. Erum Ilyas, MD, MBE, FAAD

Montgomery Dermatology, LLC
October 22, 2020

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein

Professor of Zoology, Program in Environmental Studies, at Princeton University
October 23, 2020
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Gloria Diaz

Graduate Student at University of Michigan
October 27, 2020

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Dr. Camila Quinonez​
University of Westminster London
October 29, 2020

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Dr. Dan Saltzberg

Postdoctoral Scholar at UCSF School of Pharmacy, Dept. of Bioengineering
November 5, 2020
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Dr. Daphney Chery 

2020-2021 AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow
Department of Defense (DoD) Basic Research Office
November 10, 2020
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Casey O'Brien

Executive Director and Principal Investigator of the National
CyberWatch Center
November 10, 2020
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​Health Science
Dr. Esther Biswas-Fiss

Professor and Chair of Medical & Molecular Sciences at University of Delaware
November 12, 2020

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Addriana Montalvo-Andujar
Life coach and author of Shoes for Yana
November 12, 2020

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Christine Grandizio​

November 17, 2020

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Environmental Engineering
Dr. Sarah Bauer

Majors Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
November 19, 2020
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Lillian Melcher and AGLENNCO​​

Illustrator and Multimedia Artist
November 24, 2020

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