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This event occurred on
September 9, 2017
Blacksburg, Virginia
United States

TEDxBlacksburgHighSchool is based around bringing new and interesting ideas to high school students and teachers as well as other people in the community. Ideas based in technology, history, and the environment will be presented and we hope that everyone learns something valuable that they can take away to apply to their own lives.

Blacksburg High School
3401 Bruin Lane
Blacksburg, Virginia, 24060
United States
Event type:
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Bradley Kraft

Bradley Kraft is the Lead Instructional Teacher in the Social Studies Department at Blacksburg High School and has been a proud member of the Bruin family for the last ten years. He has been recognized as a Virginia Teacher of Promise in 2008, a Fulbright-Hays Scholar in 2010 and the Montgomery County Teacher of the Year in 2013. He lives in Christiansburg, VA with his wife Jessica and son Joseph.

Dale Pike

Higher education IT leader
Dale Pike is the Executive Director and Associate Provost for Technology-enhanced Learning & Online Strategies (TLOS) at Virginia Tech. TLOS provides support for universal design, technology-enhanced learning environments, faculty digital fluency support, and learning experience design. Prior to joining Virginia Tech, Dale has held positions as Director of Academic Technologies at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, Associate Dean for Instructional and Information Technology in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at UNC Charlotte, in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Director of the Instructional Assistance Center at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah. Dale holds a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences with a minor in Japanese.

Emily Fang

Emily Fang is a junior at Oakton High School in Vienna, Virginia. She is an aspiring environmental engineer and entrepreneur. She has an unwavering drive to save what is left of Mother Earth and is willing to speak of for those who cannot speak for themselves. She splits her time between lobbying for stricter environmental legislation and expanding growth and inspiration through Volunteering and Education, a nonprofit tutoring organization based in Northern Virginia

Kaelum Hasler

Kaelum Hasler is a Virginia Tech engineering student who has done lots of research with 3D printers. He has researched ways to develop 3D printing filament using recycled plastic bottles, and has worked at the VT DREAMS lab.

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Blacksburg, VA, United States


Blacksburg, VA, United States