GeorgeMasonU
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This event occurred on
April 19, 2014
11:00am - 5:30pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Manassas, VA
United States

TEDxGeorgeMasonU showcases the brilliant work that is being done at our university. We have speakers from the faculty, alumni, students, and local professionals talk about their work, ideas, and research.

Hylton Performing Arts Center
10960 George Mason Cir
Manassas, VA, 20109
United States
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Speakers

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Daniel Cox

Dr. Daniel N. Cox is a Systems Neuroscientist whose research interests revolve are developmental neurogenetics, neurogenomics, molecular neuroanatomy, stem cell biology, and the molecular bases of behavior. He is Associate Professor of Systems Biology in the School of Systems Biology and a Principal Investigator of the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study at George Mason University.

Mary Lechter

Mary has been working professionally as an actor in the Metropolitan Washington area, Los Angeles, and New York since 1985.Mary is Founder and Artistic Director of Acting for Young People & Adults, Inc. (AFYP). Founded in 1997, the program provides professional-level acting training for students of all ages, and has grown to include summer acting camps, year-round classes, after school programs and touring productions.

Karyn Mallett

Dr. Karyn E. Mallett is an applied linguist and English language teacher. She is also, among other things, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, a researcher, a long-distance runner, a corneal transplant recipient, a consultant for the American Board of Family Medicine, a mother of three, a wife, a sister and a daughter. At George Mason University, Karyn is Associate Director of the English Language Institute (ELI) and Assistant Director for Language Development for the Center for International Student Access (CISA).

Linda Apple Monson

Dr. Linda Apple Monson, International Steinway Artist, was honored as the George Mason University 2012 Faculty Member of the Year. An active international concert artist, lecturer, and master class clinician, Dr. Monson has given solo piano recitals, lecture-recitals, and piano master classes throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. An advocate of new music, she has presented numerous solo piano world premieres.

Mamta Nagaraja

Dr. Mamta Patel Nagaraja currently works at NASA, managing the Agency-wide Women@NASA program, training astronauts, working as a flight controller in the Mission Control Center, and operating the LADEE science mission to the moon. As part of her efforts, Dr. Nagaraja founded the NASA GIRLS and BOYS programs, which are virtual mentoring opportunities for middle school students. Dr. Nagaraja has also trained astronauts who flew aboard the U.S. Space Shuttle and fly aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Michael Nickens

Dr. Michael W. Nickens completed his academic degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, Yale University, and the University of Michigan. He joined the faculty of the George Mason University School of Music in fall 2006 as Director of the Pep Band (Doc Nix and the Green Machine) and as an Assistant Professor of Music. At Mason, he teaches courses in sight-singing/ear training, popular music in America, an improvisatory music ensemble, brass methods, and regularly collaborates with the George Mason University School of Dance.

Nathalia Peixoto

Nathalia Peixoto is an associate professor of Bioengineering, with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of George Mason University (Fairfax, VA). Before deciding on the academic career, Dr. Peixoto worked at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, focusing on epilepsy control with low frequency electric fields. She has also developed microfabricated oxygen sensors to profile metabolic activity in cardiac cells while at Stanford University. During her PhD at USP (Brazil) she designed microelectrode arrays and investigated snail neuronal cultures. As part of Dr. Peixoto PhD project, she spent almost two years in Germany (in Bonn) as a researcher with the German retina implant project. During her Masters (at Unicamp, Brazil) she looked at the spreading depression phenomenon in the chicken retina, which is an experimental model for migraines.

Padmanabhan Seshaiyer

Dr. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer is a tenured Professor of Mathematical Sciences at George Mason University (GMU) and serves as the Director of the STEM Accelerator Program as well as the Director of COMPLETE (Center for Outreach in Mathematics Professional Learning and Educational Technology) at GMU. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Engineering (with Honors) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Master of Science (with Honors) in Mathematics, Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and Post-doctoral research associateship in Biomedical Engineering. His research interests are in the broad areas of computational mathematics, scientific computing, computational biomechanics, K-12 teacher preparation and STEM education.

Amie Woods

Dr. Woods attended medical school at the University of Rochester, and completed her residency in emergency medicine at Brown University. She subsequently completed the Emergency Ultrasound fellowship at George Washington University. She is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University and works in the emergency department at Inova Fairfax Hospital. She has taught emergency ultrasound techniques nationally and internationally and enjoys an active teaching role in her everyday clinical practice. Dr. Woods was given the Emergency Medicine award as a graduating medical student, and the GW Emergency Department Teaching Award at the completion of her fellowship in in 2009. In 2012, she welcomed her daughter, Savannah James Woods, and continues her daily quest of achieving a peaceful work/life balance.

Daniel Cox

Dr. Daniel N. Cox is a Systems Neuroscientist whose research interests revolve are developmental neurogenetics, neurogenomics, molecular neuroanatomy, stem cell biology, and the molecular bases of behavior. He is Associate Professor of Systems Biology in the School of Systems Biology and a Principal Investigator of the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study at George Mason University.

Mary Lechter

Mary has been working professionally as an actor in the Metropolitan Washington area, Los Angeles, and New York since 1985. Mary is Founder and Artistic Director of Acting for Young People & Adults, Inc. (AFYP). Founded in 1997, the program provides professional-level acting training for students of all ages, and has grown to include summer acting camps, year-round classes, after school programs and touring productions.

Organizing team

Alex
Tabarrok

Fairfax, VA, United States
Organizer
  • Joe Renaud
    Co-Organizer
  • Jessica Teaford
    Production Manager
  • AZ Zeller
    Director of Publicity
  • Kathleen Wills
    Director of Media
  • Brittny Steward
    Asst. Production Manager