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
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.
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
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
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