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Global STEMprenuers (Oct. 22, 2014)

Product code: EVTIP13STEM
Topics: STEM & STEAM
Length: Approximately 1 hour
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Oct. 22, 2014, 1 p.m. PT | 4 p.m. ET

"Global STEMprenuers," facilitated by Mano Talavier, director at Longwood University Institute for Teaching Through Technology and Innovative Practices (ITTIP) and presented by an esteemed panel of students.

Meet teenage scientists, inventors and designers who are passionate about innovative thinking and entrepreneurship during this interactive panel. The panelists will talk about their personal passion projects on topics ranging from environmental engineering and sustainability to hardware and software engineering. Find out what inspired these young STEMpreneurs to be global risk takers, then ask them questions and discuss strategies for motivating your own students.

Meet the student panelists:

Michelle Marquez, 15, is a high school sophomore from Chesterfield County, Virginia, who discovered the mathematical structure of sound that triggers emotions. Michelle spent two years searching for “a mathematical correlation between the fractal dimension of audio stimuli and the selective emotions induced by the stimuli” because she wanted to know what it is about music that affects people’s emotions. After discovering that music and some sounds in nature have a mathematical complexity that could be responsible for triggering specific emotions, she won the top prize in her grouping at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, the 2014 Psychology Society Award and the Cultural Exchange Award at Intel ISEF.

Tenith Adithyaa, 17, is a senior at Hindu Higher Secondary School, Watrap, Tamil Nadu, India. His research project, "A novel eco-friendly technology to keep the banana leaf green for 1 year without using any chemicals," has won several gold awards in international science and engineering competitions. Tenith plans to study engineering and continue his research at a U.S. university.

Inderjit Kaur, 17, a student at the Pusat PERMATApintar Negara center for gifted and talented students in Malaysia, has led a team through several successful robotics competitions. Her team’s Nanny Robot – which uses sound and temperature sensors to care for a baby by activating functions such as rocking a swing or contacting parents – won the gold medal at the 2012 International Symposium on Robotics and Intelligent Sensors.

Kailee Mitsuyasu, 15, is a sophomore at Mid-Pacific Institute, Hawai'i. Displaying a precocious talent in leadership, she lead her team to first place in a MPX Hydroponic Gardening Competition during her freshman year. MPX, Mid-Pacific Exploratory Program, is a project-based learning course that integrates English, history and STEM, and engineering into its educational philosophy. During that year, she expanded her knowledge on food security and its importance to Hawai'i, using and building hydroponics and high density gardening. As an aspiring architect and award winning mathematician, she's looking forward to becoming an engineer.

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Manorama Talaiver

Bio: Manorama Talaiver, Ph.D., directs the Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative practices (ITTIP), works closely with 25 school divisions of the Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium. Previously, Talaiver was the director of learning technologies at the Science Museum of Virginia where she helped children develop technology skills. Talaiver was the principal investigator for several projects funded by the Virginia Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation and HP. She is the recipient of 2009 Black Engineer of the Year Award (NSBE), 2010 Outstanding Service for Digital Equity Award (SITE), 2011 Computational Thinking Teacher Award (SC 2011 – Education) and an HP Catalyst Fellow. She is focusing on developing an online course on using Scratch.