Join us on May 23 for an extraordinary evening with STEM innovators from industry and academia, presented by Sammamish High School. Students, parents, and interested community partners from across the Bellevue School District will learn about opportunities in STEM career fields. Highlights will include:
Keynote address: The Apples of Newton and Cezanne: Discovery, Innovation, and Creativity in Science by Dr. Elen Feuerriegel and Bullitt Prize Winner Carol Bogezi. Read their bios below…
Panel sessions covering major STEM topics. These sessions feature professionals who will share their stories and experiences, with time for Q & A.
Time to connect with individual groups at demonstration booths, which provide information about various STEM fields, internships, scholarships, and how to access and prepare for STEM careers.
|5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.||Welcome and Keynote Speakers||Performing Arts Center|
|6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.||Expert Panels and Booth Viewing||Various Rooms|
Please arrive early to find parking.
Baked goods and other concessions will be for sale. Proceeds will support the Sammamish robotics team.
Registration is necessary to reserve a seat at the expert panel sessions. You will be asked to select two of the following sessions:
- Astronomy | Physics
- Bio | Chem | Medical
- Wildlife | Oceans | Earth | Climate
- Computer Science | Technology
- Engineering: Aerospace to Bio
Elen Feuerriegel is a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Washington. She received her Masters and Ph.D. in Paleoanthropology from the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. Her research interests lie predominantly in evolutionary biomechanics with special focus on the functional morphology of the upper limb (shoulder and elbow) and hand. Feuerriegel is one of the scientists responsible for excavating and describing Homo naledi, a new species of fossil hominin found in the Rising Star cave system in the Cradle of Humankind, South Africa. Aside from research, she also manages the Primate Evolutionary Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Washington and mentors undergraduate students in biomechanics. Feuerriegel is very passionate about science education outreach and promoting the work of women in STEM fields.
Carol Bogezi is a PhD candidate in the Wildlife Science program in the School of Environment and Forest Sciences (SEFS) at the University of Washington. An international student from Uganda, Bogezi was awarded the prestigious Beinecke Africa Wildlife Conservation scholarship by the Wildlife Conservation Society to pursue her graduate studies in the USA, and additional support from SEFS and Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) for her studies. In 2016 Bogezi was awarded the 10th annual Environmental Leadership Award by the Bullitt Foundation, granting her $100,000 to continue her research, and was named one of the ‘Top 40 Women Under 40’ by the Sunday Monitor in Uganda. Her research focuses on understanding interactions between humans and carnivores in Washington State. Prior to her studies on human-carnivore interactions, Bogezi studied the distribution and status of a rare crocodile species in Kidepo Valley National Park, northeastern Uganda.