MEET THE SPEAKERS FOR THE STEMATHON!
MR. PAUL MACDONALD, ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEER
9/5 11AM EST | STEM Career Conference
MR. TONY SPRINGER, NASA ENGINEER
AIRPLANES AND ROCKETS, 30 YEARS AT NASA
9/5 6:30PM EST | STEM Innovator Moment
- Tony Springer is the Director of the Integration and Management Office for Aeronautics at NASA Headquarters.
- He is responsible for the day to day operation of the NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate. Over the years he has run wind tunnel tests, helped train the astronauts, and worked on X-Planes among other duties.
DR. CRAIG BEYROUTY, DEAN, COLLEGE OF AGNR
9/6 10:00AM EST | KEYNOTE
DR. BILL BOWERMAN, CHAIR, COLLEGE OF AGNR
9/6 10:15AM EST | Food Safety & Food Security
DR. CHRIS ELLIS, PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF PLANT SCIENCE AND LANDSCAPE AGRICULTURE
Green Infrastructure and Water Quality Treatment
MR. MARK DEMORRA, 4-H STEM Specialist
4-H Water Quality & Infrastructure
NIPUN KOTTAGE, ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS
9/6 11:45AM EST | Water Solutions
Nipun is an Eagle Scout from Maryland, now in med school at UPenn. In between these adventures, he worked with Engineers without Borders, which took him to work on a water tower in Ghana and a piped water system in Nicaragua. Nipun is joining STEMaTHON to share the nexus between the engineering design process and the food/water challenges. Ask him how he went from Philmont to Ghana!
BEN BEESE, EAGLE SCOUT with SDGs
9/6 12:30PM EST | Food (in)Security and Sustainable Development
Ben is a scout volunteer from Denver, CO. He has a passion for peacebuilding and the SDGs, a passion he’s brought with him to various scouting roles including the Contingent Management Team for the 2019 World Scout Jamboree and the planing team for the 2022 World Scout Moot. Outside of scouting, Ben studies modern history at Middlebury College in Vermont.
MR. ANDY DARBY, BEEKEEPER
9/6 3:00PM EST | BEES & HONEY
Andrew Darby; Troop 1449 Assistant Scoutmaster; full time retiree; part time project manager of a 200,000+ team working nonstop with one goal, to satisfy Mr. Darby’s sweet tooth. Mr. Darby has been a hobby beekeeper since he was 27, after being introduced to the hobby when a friend needed help moving hives. The seed was planted and tending bees became a lifelong passion, even though, he says, “I eat less than a pound of honey a year. I just like to watch what looks like chaos, but is actually a well controlled production plant, happening in my front yard. It also feels good to play a role in helping bees help our environment.
Join us from September 5-6, 2020 for a STEMaTHON: Scouts Building Bridges and Feeding the World through the lens and tools of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This two day event includes online workshops, keynotes, tours, presentations and even activities!