Jay Flores, STEM Ambassador at Rockwell Automation, has a mission: instilling a passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in today’s young minds. Jay is masterful in connecting STEM to everyday life and motivating students to become tomorrow’s innovators.
Sara L. McKinnon. McKinnon is an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Politics and Culture in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research and teaching is in the areas of intercultural rhetoric, globalization studies, and gender studies.
Ethan Young is a Founder and President of Insight Wisconsin, the premier organization for “Student Inventors” on the UW campus. Members work in interdisciplinary project teams on structured design projects proposed by researchers, corporate partners, and members themselves. Concurrently, Ethan is a sophomore Chemical Engineering student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Corinne Jones, MS, CCC-SLP, is a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with the Neuroscience Training Program and Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders. She is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist with a specific focus in evaluation of swallowing disorders, and her research examines early, sub-clinical changes in voice and swallowing function in patients with Parkinson disease.
Ed Maxwell applies his love for and knowledge of learning to everything he does, including his personal practice of mindfulness. After earning his MBA from the Wisconsin School of Business, he founded Third Left Wellness, a company that offers onsite mindfulness training to employees. His goal is to apply mindfulness to the most pressing needs our organizations face.
Sangita Kasturi brings more than 15 years of global expertise to help organizations successfully grow their diverse talent. As the CEO of Action Inclusion, she helps develop insights and practices to overcome issues of conscious and unconscious bias and build workplace inclusion. Solutions are offered through consultations, seminars, workshops and coaching.
Ted Harro is a strategy facilitator who has a secret life as a bread baker on weekends. He has worked across industries as diverse as medical devices, higher education, software startups, insurance, and soil management (yes, that's a thing). His work helps gain insight into what makes organizations and people tick. He blogs on his own site and the Huffington Post about these topics.
Brooke Evans is an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin Madison and a research scholar at the Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program.
Eric Larsen is a world famous polar explorer that has traveled to the far corners of the earth. In 2008, Larsen led his first expedition to the South Pole, and is one of few Americans to have skied both the North and South Poles. Larsen frequently gives motivational and educational lectures and is currently working on a documentary about the Save the Poles expedition.
Jon McKenzie teaches media design and performance theory and direct DesignLab, a media design consultancy in the UW Libraries. His performance research explores post-ideational, transdisciplinary thinking—thinking beyond the book and academy—and the practices and infrastructures that sustain it. He leads the digital humanities initiative.
Karen Strier is a biological anthropologist with a specialization in primate behavioral ecology and conservation. For over 33 years, she has coordinated a long-term field study on the critically endangered muriqui monkey in Brazil's Atlantic forest and is deeply committed to conservation.
Patrick Remington is a public health doctor. He worked at the CDC and Wisconsin State Health Department before joining the University of Wisconsin almost 20 years ago. He enjoys teaching, working with students on applied research projects, and communicating public health information in person and through social and mass media.
QuHarrison Terry is a junior at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and the founder of VNM USA, an advertising agency that specializes in marketing to millennials. He has worked with many clients including the Milwaukee Bucks, UW-Madison, EatStreet, and more.
Tracey Holloway is a Professor in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and leads an air quality research program in the Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE). Her research uses computer models and satellite data to understand links between regional air quality, energy, and climate.