• When: Saturday April 21st, 2018       10AM - 4PM
  • Where: Sapp Center auditorium, Stanford

Keynote Speakers

Dustin Schroeder

Assistant Professor, Geophysics

Schroeder is an Assistant Professor of Geophysics and (by courtesy) of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, a Faculty Affiliate with the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, and a first generation college student. He uses radar to study ice, water, and their interactions beneath Antarctica, Greenland, and shell of Jupiter's icy moon Europa.

Georgia Panagiotakos

UCSF Sandler Faculty Fellow

Georgia Panagiotakos is a Sandler Faculty Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco and an alumna of the Stanford Neuroscience Graduate Program. She studies how molecular and electrical signals within and between embryonic neural cells shape the development of the brain.

Program Schedule

  • 10:00 – 10:30

    Keynote Speaker

    Dr. Dustin SchroederIce Penetrating Radar: a Window into the Physical Processes of Ice Sheets

  • 10:30 – 12:00

    Session 1: Grad Student/Post-Doc Talks

    Alice LayShining a light on health using color-changing nanoparticles
    William OestreichListen up: learning about whale and human behavior in the oceans using acoustics and machine learning
    Jessica RibadoChanging the gut feeling in medicine: the microbiome in the clinic
    Cyndia YuCMB-Stage 4: The Next Generation Ground-Based Experiment for the Cosmic Microwave Background
    Krishnakumar VasudevanChytrids: Taming an emergent pathogen
    Lashawn PeñaMove over Tesla!: Creating next generation CARs to kill solid cancers

  • 12:00 – 1:30


    Lunch / Poster Session / Demos


  • 1:30 – 2:00



    Dr. Katherine AlfieriHow to Succeed in a Summer Research Internship

  • 2:00 – 2:30


    Keynote Speaker

    Dr. Georgia PanagiotakosHow a new neuron finds its place in the growing brain

  • 2:30 – 3:30


    Session 2: Grad Student/Post-Doc Talks

    Melissa KoBig Data Meets Art: Using Visualizations to Unravel the Mystery of Drug Resistance in Cancer
    Matthew SoltA Quick Guide to Observing Invisible Matter
    Ying SunWatering plants with ocean water: the next generation of agricultural plants
    Maryann TungSmaller, Faster, Cheaper: A Lithographer’s View on the Future of Electronic Devices

  • 3:30 – 4:00

    Panel Discussion

    The First Generation