x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Think Outside the Box

Horseheads, NY, United States
May 18th, 2013

Watch video from the event

Please install flash player to see this video.

More videos from the TEDx YouTube Channel »

View photos from the event on Flickr

About this event

RSVP by e-mailing

Confirmed Speakers

  • Alex Wang
    Alex Wang is a graduate student in the field of Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology at Cornell University. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Florida in 2010. His research focuses on genetic and genomic approaches for studying mouse skin and hair follicle stem cells, which are used as models for understanding the basic mechanisms that regulate stem cell fate choice.
  • Kaamya Varagur
    Kaamya is a junior at John P. Stevens High School in Edison, NJ. As a young person, she does not have nearly as many professional qualifications as the other speakers on this page, but she likes to think that she keeps herself pretty occupied as a member of her school's choir, tennis team, and various other extracurricular activities and science clubs on top of her academic schedule. In the future, she hopes to study Neurobiology and perhaps become a neurosurgeon. For now however, she is focused on the many years of education she has ahead of her, and her immediate goal is to start looking through the large stack of college application information sitting on her desk.
  • Dr. Mike Pambianchi
    Mike Pambianchi is the Director or Glass Research at Corning Incorporated, where he oversees a group that develops glass compositions. He has worked at Corning for 13 years in new business development, product line management, and research. His area of focus is on creating value from technology. He got his BA from Cornell University, PhD from University of Maryland, College Park, and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He lives with his wife and 4 children in Corning, NY.
  • Dr. Fred Farley
    Dr. Fred Farley is the president of Arnot Ogden Medical Center and Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira, NY. His educational background includes Ph.D. Binghamton University; MSN Case Western Reserve University; BSN Case Western Reserve University; BA Thiel College. He is an Adjunct Faculty, Binghamton University, Mansfield University, Elmira College, Arnot Ogden Medical Center and Bolton School of Nursing. Dr. Farley has been a guest lecture in the Czech Republic where presentation topics have included strategic planning, impact of public policy on healthcare outcomes and role of the healthcare manager in directing cost effective and high quality healthcare.
  • Dr. Ben Finio
    Dr. Ben Finio received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University in 2007. He then pursued his Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences with a focus on microrobotics at Harvard University, graduating in 2012 after completing a dissertation on the "RoboBee" project. After graduation, he completed a brief summer postdoctoral position at the Tufts University Center for Engineering Education and Outreach, teaching a LEGO robotics class to middle school students with autism. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Creative Machines Lab at Cornell University working on middle school engineering education, and is also a part-time writer and content developer for the science education nonprofit Science Buddies, where he develops robotics and engineering projects for K-12 students.
  • Rebecca Davis
    As the founder of RDDC, Rebecca Davis implements a model that helps street children and underserved youth develop their learning capacity in an effort to enter the formal education system and transform their lives. RDDC works in post-conflict and developing countries with its current programs focused in Rwanda, Guinea and Bosnia-Herzegovina. &
  • Larry Goyden
    Larry Goyden is a clinical specialist in the Cardiac Rhythm Disease Division at Medtronic. He has an Associate Degree in Applied Science. He has worked in the Medical Field for over 25 years. He started out in Radiology in 1987 transitioning into many areas in the hospital and ending up in the Cardiac Center at United Health Services, in the Binghamton NY area. In 2003 he joined Medtronic Inc. in the Cardiac Rhythm Disease Division as a Clinical Specialist where he currently works in the Upstate NY area.
  • Vickie Mike
    Vickie Mike is a visual artist and public speaker. Born and raised in the Southern Tier Finger Lakes Region of New York, Vickie has a Master's Degree in Foreign Language Education from the State University of Buffalo and a Doctorate in Education from Binghamton University. Vickie was a Spanish Teacher for over 30 years and was named the New York State Teacher of the Year in 2009. In 2010, Vickie retired from the classroom and began her second career as a visual artist and public speaker.

Additional Links

Venue and Details

Hilton Garden Inn
35 Arnot Rd
Horseheads, NY, 14845
United States
More about the venue »

Event Type (what is this?) Youth

This event occurred in the past.
See more TEDxYouth@Horseheads events »


Sruti Akula

View Profile »


Ravi Akula
Horseheads, NY, United States

View Profile »


Emma Eisner
Personal Relations
Joelle Yu
Stage Direction
Morgan Harris & Nitya Deshmukh
Riley Entry & Abhishek Akula
Audio Visuals

Past TEDxYouth@Horseheads Events

See More »