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Joseph Chung, PhD

He received a PhD from University of Illinois at Chicago.

Expertise: Dr. Chung can speak on the following topics: careers in the computer science field, remote linux desktop options, and The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project.

Association(s): School of Science

Presentation(s):

Careers in the Computer Science Field

A presentation on careers in the Computer Science Field that is targeted at high school students.

Recommended Audience(s): High School

Remote Linux Desktop Options

Remote, off-site access to Linux systems must, on occasion, go beyond the command line. The prevalence of municipal and mobile broadband usage has made remote access to Linux X Window system desktops viable. The long-standard ways to remotely login to UNIX systems were telnet and rlogin. These insecure methods have largely been replaced by Secure Shell (ssh). Still, a need sometimes arises to go beyond the command line provided by telnet/rlogin/ssh. For instance, a CS department that standardizes on X Window GUI tools under UNIX for student program development should provide a way for students, especially commuters, to access the same UNIX GUI tools remotely, understanding that most of these students are going to be using a non-UNIX operating system on their personal PCs/laptops.

Recommended Audience(s): College/University, Community

The OLPC XO-1 laptop: An introduction

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project was conceived by Nicholas Negroponte of the MIT Media Lab and others over a number of years until 2005 when the project and non-profit organization was formally announced. In the popular press the project began to be referred to as the "$100 laptop," a price point that was a project-stated goal for 2008. The OLPC was to be a laptop targeted at children in the developing world, an educational tool with constructionist learning theory underpinnings. With pre-orders from some countries (including the US) in place, production of the laptop began in late 2007. Though a consumer version of the laptop was not made available, the project's "Give 1 Get 1" program allowed donors to purchase the equivalent of 2 of the laptops, one of which would be donated. The project has run into well-publicized problems in 2008, problems involving product delivery, developer dissatisfaction and the resignation of key project leaders. In spite of the uncertainty surrounding this very young project, the innovations that went into the development of the OLPC seem already to have made an impact on the computer industry, an example being the rising popularity of low-cost subnotebook computers that embrace a philosophy of good-enough computing power, solid state data storage and lower power requirements. This talk will examine the OLPC's design considerations which take into account some of the laptop's intended users, kids in the developing world of limited availability of electricity, non-existent network infrastructures, scarcity of computers in general, kids for whom things such as a desktop-folder user interface metaphor might be meaningless.

Recommended Audience(s): High School, College/University, Community

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Pedram Danesghar, PhD

He received a PhD from University of Florida.

Expertise: Dr. Danesghar can speak on Ecology and Botany, invasive species, ecosystem restoration, and rare species.

Association(s): School of Science

Presentation(s):

Endangered species

 

Recommended Audience(s): Middle School, High School, College/University, Community

Fruits and Flowers

 

Recommended Audience(s): Elementary School, Middle School

Invasive species

 

Recommended Audience(s): College/University Community

Restoration

 

Recommended Audience(s): High School, College/University, Community

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Richard Ens, MS

Currently a student at Stevens Institute of Technology, he is working towards his PhD in Engineering Management. He works for IBM in their hardware engineering department.

Expertise: He can speak on engineering management.

Association(s): School of Science

 

Recommended Audience(s): Community

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Dorothy Lobo, PhD

She received a PhD from The Catholic University of America.

Expertise:

Dr. Lobo can speak on the following topics: cell and molecular biology and signal transduction pathways. Current research includes the regulation of stress signaling pathways during cell proliferation and programmed cell death.

 

Association(s): School of Science

Presentation(s):

Cancer

 

Recommended Audience(s): High School, College/University, Community

Cloning

 

Recommended Audience(s): High School , Community

Stem Cells

 

Recommended Audience(s): High School, College/University, Community

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Allen Milewski, PhD

He received a PhD from Brown University.

Expertise: Dr. Milewski can speak about the following topics: user experience design and engineering; human-computer interaction; computer-supported collaboration/communication; psychology of programming; human factors in emergency management and homeland security; and global and agile software development.

Association(s): School of Science

 

Recommended Audience(s): Community

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Karen Pesce, PhD

She received a PhD from Rutgers University.

Expertise: Dr. Pescecan speak on the following topics: environmental microbiology; impacts of human activities on the environment; and teaching science through authentic learning.

Association(s): School of Science

Presentation(s):

Environment and Human Health

 

Recommended Audience(s): Middle School, High School , Community

How Microbes Rule The World

 

Recommended Audience(s): Elementary School, Middle School, High School , Community

Practical Applications of Authentic Learning in the Sciences

 

Recommended Audience(s): Community

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Barbara Reagor, PhD

She received a PhD from Seton Hall University.

Expertise:

Dr. Reagor can speak on the following topics: disaster prevention& recovery, crisis management, chemical contamination, network reliability, network risk assessment, and national security emergency preparedness associated with telecommunications and information technology systems.

 

Association(s): School of Science

Presentation(s):

Critical Infrastructure Protection

 

Recommended Audience(s): High School, College/University, Community

Emergency Management and Response

 

Recommended Audience(s): High School, College/University, Community

Homeland Security/Homeland Defense

 

Recommended Audience(s): Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College/University, Community

My Lab Coat’s not for sale

 

Recommended Audience(s): Elementary School, Middle School, High School

Rapid Response Institute Research

 

Recommended Audience(s): High School, College/University, Community

Women in Science (Women in the Work Environment)

 

Recommended Audience(s): Middle School, High School, College/University

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John Tiedemann, MS

He received an MS from Florida Institute of Technology.

Expertise: John Tiedemann can speak on the following topics: marine ecology, coastal zone management, environmental science, and marine and environmental education. Current applied research includes macrozooplankton studies of Barnegat Bay and an analysis of catch and release stress in angled striped bass.

Association(s): School of Science, Urban Coast Institute

Presentation(s):

Habitat Conservation and Restoration

 

Recommended Audience(s): College/University, Community

Responsible Angling

 

Recommended Audience(s): College/University, Community

Watershed Management

 

Recommended Audience(s): College/University, Community

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Dmytro Kosenkov, PhD

He received a PhD from Jackson State University.

Expertise: Dr. Kosenkov can speak on the following topics: physical chemistry, computational chemistry, quantum chemistry, and biophysics.

Association(s): School of Science

Presentation(s):

Designing next generation of solar cells based on artificial photosynthesis

Presentation will focus on current research exploring the relationship between structure of photosynthetic proteins and their ability to efficiently transfer solar energy in naturally occurring light harvesting processes in plants. These findings will help in developing a proposal for designing solar cells that mimic natural photosynthesis.

Recommended Audience(s): High School, College/University

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