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Sunday, August 10
 

3:00pm

Registration - Embassy Suites (Gallery Room)
Teachers arrive and check in adjacent to the Gallery Room at the Embassy Suites Santa Clara - Silicon Valley Hotel.


 

Speakers
avatar for June Green, Management and Program Analyst, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

June Green, Management and Program Analyst, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Management/Budget Analyst, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
June has served in the United States Federal Government for 36 years. Currently she is a Senior Management and Budget Analyst in the Office of Data Management at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. June is a FAC-COR level three Certified Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR). She has held multiple detail positions to include the Office of Education Outreach as well as in the Office of Equal Employment and Opportunity... Read More →


Sunday August 10, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Embassy Suites Santa Clara 2885 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara, California, 95054, USA

6:00pm

Opening and Keynote: U.S. Congressman Mike Honda and Jim Stanley Cybulski, Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University
Speakers
CM

Congressman Michael Makoto "Mike" Honda serves as the U.S. Representative for California's 17th congressional

17th Congressional District of California, U.S. Congress
U.S. Congressman Michael Honda represents the 17th Congressional District of California and has served in the U.S. House of Representatives for over twelve years.  In Congress, Rep. Honda is a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, Chair Emeritus of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Co-chair of the Democratic Caucus’ New Media Working Group, and House Democratic Senior Whip. | | Mike’s... Read More →
JC

John Cabeca, Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Silicon Valley Office

Silicon Valley Office, United States Patent and Trademark Office
John Cabeca  Director of the Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office As the Director of the Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), John Cabeca carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and is responsible for establishing and leading the Silicon Valley satellite office.  Focusing on the region and... Read More →
avatar for Joyce Ward, Director, Office of Education and Outreach, U.S.Patent and Trademark Office

Joyce Ward, Director, Office of Education and Outreach, U.S.Patent and Trademark Office

Director, Office of Education and Outreach, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Joyce Ward is the Director of Education for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She works across the Agency to centralize the education programs of the USPTO and to develop appropriate metrics for use in evaluating and determining the effectiveness of USPTO education and outreach programming particularly as it relates to K-20 students and educators. Ms. Ward is also tasked with expanding the reach of the USPTO’s education and... Read More →
JS

Jim Stanley Cybulski, Graduate Student, Stanford University

Graduate Student, Stanford University
Jim Cybulski is a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. He has a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Physics from Lehigh University.  His industry experience includes working as a packaging engineer at Intel Corporation and serving as co-founder and CTO of two medical device startup companies. He has 11 patents and was awarded fellowships from NSF and from the Global... Read More →


Sunday August 10, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gallery Room - Embassy Suites 2885 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara, California, 95054, USA

8:00pm

Hot Topic Preparation: Inventing, Making and Do-It-Yourself

Please review the Maker Education Initiative website for discussion on Monday morning.




Sunday August 10, 2014 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Embassy Suites Santa Clara 2885 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara, California, 95054, USA
 
Monday, August 11
 

7:00am

7:15am

Transportation to Mission College - Buses Depart Promptly at 7:30 a.m. from Embassy Suites
Monday August 11, 2014 7:15am - 7:30am
Embassy Suites Santa Clara 2885 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara, California, 95054, USA

8:00am

Innovation Hot Topic: Inventing, Making and Do-It-Yourself

Key Questions for Discussion:
  1. What are some of the things you are doing today in making, inventing and doing-it-yourself in the classroom?
  2. Do these activities foster creativity in the classroom?
  3. What advice do you have for others who want to start integrating making, inventing and doing-it-yourself in the classroom?

 



Moderators
LP

Lana Pham, Trademark Examining Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Lana Pham is a Trademark Examining Attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia. She joined the USPTO 14 years ago. At the USPTO, Ms. Pham served on a committee for five years where she helped organize the National Trademark Expo, a two-day educational event that regularly draws over 15,000 participants to the USPTO campus and features exhibitors such as Mattel, Caterpillar, UPS, 5-Hour Energy, and Under... Read More →
avatar for Lenin Paulino, Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Lenin Paulino, Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Lenin Paulino graduated with a BS in Computer Engineering and an MS in Integrated Digital Media from Polytechnic Institute of NYU (formally Polytechinic University). He joined the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in November, 2010 as a Patent Examiner, however, Lenin also supports activities around the USPTO, such as being in the board for the USPTO Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) chapter and in programs... Read More →
avatar for Tanaga A. Boozer, Program Advisor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Tanaga A. Boozer, Program Advisor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Program Advisor, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO
Ms. Boozer has several years of experience developing and promoting innovation and technology transfer programs in the U.S and abroad. The Program Advisor in the Office of Education and Outreach directs and coordinates intellectual property (IP) educational outreach programs and partnerships with external organizations, academic institutions and federal agencies. Ms. Boozer conducts invention education seminars for Science, Technology... Read More →
avatar for Carlos Ortiz-Rodriguez, Primary Patent Examiner and Detailee, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO

Carlos Ortiz-Rodriguez, Primary Patent Examiner and Detailee, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO

Carlos Ortiz graduated from the University of Puerto Rico in 2002 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Since graduation he has worked at the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a primary patent examiner. Carlos now works in the Office of Education and Outreach developing educational materials focused on innovation and intellectual property for K-12. He is instrumental in encouraging students to pursue STEM degrees.

Monday August 11, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Gillmor Building - Breakout Rooms: 302, 304, 306, 308 3000 Mission College Blvd. • Santa Clara, CA 95054-1897

9:00am

Welcome
Speakers
DD

Dr. Daniel Peck, President of Mission College

President, Mission College
Mission Statement:  | | Mission College's first priorities are students, their learning, and their success. Our College serves the diverse educational, economic and cultural needs of the student population of Santa Clara, the Silicon Valley and our global community by providing associate degrees, transferable, career and basic skills courses and programs, as well as opportunities for life-long learning. Through participatory governance in... Read More →
avatar for Joyce Ward, Director, Office of Education and Outreach, U.S.Patent and Trademark Office

Joyce Ward, Director, Office of Education and Outreach, U.S.Patent and Trademark Office

Director, Office of Education and Outreach, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Joyce Ward is the Director of Education for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She works across the Agency to centralize the education programs of the USPTO and to develop appropriate metrics for use in evaluating and determining the effectiveness of USPTO education and outreach programming particularly as it relates to K-20 students and educators. Ms. Ward is also tasked with expanding the reach of the USPTO’s education and... Read More →


Monday August 11, 2014 9:00am - 9:30am
Gillmor Building - Room 107 3000 Mission College Blvd. • Santa Clara, CA 95054-1897

9:30am

Panel: Making the Case for Innovation Education in K12
Moderators
avatar for Joyce Ward, Director, Office of Education and Outreach, U.S.Patent and Trademark Office

Joyce Ward, Director, Office of Education and Outreach, U.S.Patent and Trademark Office

Director, Office of Education and Outreach, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Joyce Ward is the Director of Education for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She works across the Agency to centralize the education programs of the USPTO and to develop appropriate metrics for use in evaluating and determining the effectiveness of USPTO education and outreach programming particularly as it relates to K-20 students and educators. Ms. Ward is also tasked with expanding the reach of the USPTO’s education and... Read More →

Speakers
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Steve Davee, Director of Education and Communications, Maker Education Initiative

Director of Education and Communications, Maker Education Initiative
For eight years Steve Davee was the Documentation and Technology Specialist and a Math and a Science Teacher at Opal Public Charter School of the Portland Children’s Museum. Prior to Opal, Steve worked in biomedical research for the University of Arizona and for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the Oregon Health and Sciences University. Steve is the founder of CoLab Tinkering, which provides tinkering camps and workshops. He regularly... Read More →
SS

Stephanie Santoso, Researcher, Technology and Innovation Division, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

White House Office of Science & Technology Policy
Stephanie Santoso is currently a Researcher in the Technology and Innovation Division at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where she is co-leading efforts to develop support for the Maker Movement and expand opportunities for making in communities throughout the U.S. In this capacity, she has been helping to coordinate the activities of the Maker Interagency Working Group and has been engaging with various external... Read More →
CR

Chad Ratliff, Assistant Director of Instructional Programs, Albemarle County Public Schools, Charlottesville, VA

Assistant Director of Instructional Programs, Albemarle County Public Schools
Chad Ratliff is a district administrator for Albemarle County Public Schools, which serves 13,200 students in 28 different school facilities, located over 700 square miles in Central Virginia.  Ratliff leads the school district’s work on STEM and its maker curriculum, part of the district's emphasis on inquiry and project-based learning for all students. He chairs the district's cross-functional Innovation Team and heads up strategic... Read More →


Monday August 11, 2014 9:30am - 10:45am
Gillmor Building - Room 107 3000 Mission College Blvd. • Santa Clara, CA 95054-1897

10:45am

Coffee Break
Monday August 11, 2014 10:45am - 11:00am
Gillmor Building, 3RD Floor Lobby Area

11:00am

Activity: The Possibility Box - Maker Education Initiatives
Teachers participate in a hands-on activity designed to help them apply the concepts of making, inventing, and do-it-yourself.




Speakers
SD

Steve Davee, Director of Education and Communications, Maker Education Initiative

Director of Education and Communications, Maker Education Initiative
For eight years Steve Davee was the Documentation and Technology Specialist and a Math and a Science Teacher at Opal Public Charter School of the Portland Children’s Museum. Prior to Opal, Steve worked in biomedical research for the University of Arizona and for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the Oregon Health and Sciences University. Steve is the founder of CoLab Tinkering, which provides tinkering camps and workshops. He regularly... Read More →


Monday August 11, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Gillmor Building Room 302

12:30pm

1:30pm

Taking It to the Classroom: Inventing, Making and Doing-It-Yourself

Groups discussion on integrating "making" into the classroom. Teachers are encouraged to have in-depth discussion on salient issues for their schools and school districts. Be sure to discuss advantages, disadvantages, barriers, resources, etc. 


 Key Questions for Discussion:
  1. Based upon what you have heard today, suggest how making, inventing or DIY activities can be implemented in your classroom/school/district in the 2014-2015 academic year?
  2. How can the USPTO's Office of Education and Outreach help foster innnovation and Intellectual Property concepts in the classroom?
  3. Discuss the barriers, challenges and opportunities.

Expectations for Wednesday's Final Presentation

Powerpoint readout presentation (5 slides MAX) to be given on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 1:30pm.




Moderators
LP

Lana Pham, Trademark Examining Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Lana Pham is a Trademark Examining Attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia. She joined the USPTO 14 years ago. At the USPTO, Ms. Pham served on a committee for five years where she helped organize the National Trademark Expo, a two-day educational event that regularly draws over 15,000 participants to the USPTO campus and features exhibitors such as Mattel, Caterpillar, UPS, 5-Hour Energy, and Under... Read More →
avatar for Lenin Paulino, Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Lenin Paulino, Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Lenin Paulino graduated with a BS in Computer Engineering and an MS in Integrated Digital Media from Polytechnic Institute of NYU (formally Polytechinic University). He joined the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in November, 2010 as a Patent Examiner, however, Lenin also supports activities around the USPTO, such as being in the board for the USPTO Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) chapter and in programs... Read More →
avatar for Tanaga A. Boozer, Program Advisor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Tanaga A. Boozer, Program Advisor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Program Advisor, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO
Ms. Boozer has several years of experience developing and promoting innovation and technology transfer programs in the U.S and abroad. The Program Advisor in the Office of Education and Outreach directs and coordinates intellectual property (IP) educational outreach programs and partnerships with external organizations, academic institutions and federal agencies. Ms. Boozer conducts invention education seminars for Science, Technology... Read More →
avatar for Carlos Ortiz-Rodriguez, Primary Patent Examiner and Detailee, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO

Carlos Ortiz-Rodriguez, Primary Patent Examiner and Detailee, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO

Carlos Ortiz graduated from the University of Puerto Rico in 2002 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Since graduation he has worked at the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a primary patent examiner. Carlos now works in the Office of Education and Outreach developing educational materials focused on innovation and intellectual property for K-12. He is instrumental in encouraging students to pursue STEM degrees.

Monday August 11, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Gillmor Building - Breakout Rooms: 302, 304, 306, 308 3000 Mission College Blvd. • Santa Clara, CA 95054-1897

2:30pm

IP and Invention: Global Challenges - Innovative Solutions
Invention Challenge: This activity to familiarize teachers with the innovation process. Teachers will be expected to diagnose a global problem of current importance, brainstorm on ideas for a solution, create/design an invention, perform patent/trademark searches to see what is out there already in the marketplace, create a logo and brand to market and protect the invention, and prepare a 5-minute pitch to sell the innovation to a very wealthy venture capitalist (with lots of money) from the Silicon Valley area who wants to solve this problem but wants to make sure that there is a return of this company's investment. He has to report out to his Board of Trustees on Wednesday and give recommendations to the head of the CDC in preparation for an announcement by the President of the United States to the American people on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 9:00pm EDT.

Expectations for Wednesday's Final Presentation

Powerpoint readout presentation (5 slides MAX) to be given on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 3:00pm.

Global Challenge Areas of Opportunity:
  1. Clinical Diagnostic
  2. Tracking Systems
  3. Screening Tools
  4. Other Solutions


Speakers
avatar for Tanaga A. Boozer, Program Advisor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Tanaga A. Boozer, Program Advisor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Program Advisor, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO
Ms. Boozer has several years of experience developing and promoting innovation and technology transfer programs in the U.S and abroad. The Program Advisor in the Office of Education and Outreach directs and coordinates intellectual property (IP) educational outreach programs and partnerships with external organizations, academic institutions and federal agencies. Ms. Boozer conducts invention education seminars for Science, Technology... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Jorge Valdes, Education Program Advisor, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO

Dr. Jorge Valdes, Education Program Advisor, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO

Dr. Jorge L. Valdes is an Education Programs advisor at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in the Office of Education and Outreach where he is responsible for the design, development and delivery of professional development programs for K-12 teachers on the significance of STEM education to intellectual property and innovation. Dr. Valdes is a STEM educator with experience in project-based learning pedagogy in chemistry, physics and... Read More →
DE

Dr. Evangelyn Alocilja, Science of Innovation Inventor, Professor of Biosystems Engineering, Michigan State Univ

Michigan State University
Dr. Evangelyn C. Alocilja, PhD, Professor Michigan State University  Dr. Evangelyn C. Alocilja is a Professor in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering and an adjunct professor in the Institute of International Health at Michigan State University. She has formal training in chemistry (BS, Silliman University, Philippines), soil chemistry and plant physiology (MS, University of the Philippines Los Banos), and systems... Read More →


Monday August 11, 2014 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Gillmor Building Room 302

3:45pm

Coffee Break
Monday August 11, 2014 3:45pm - 4:00pm
Gillmor Building, 3RD Floor Lobby Area

4:00pm

IP and Invention: Patent and Trademark Basics for Teachers
An intellectual property primer designed for teachers on patents and trademarks.

Speakers
LP

Lana Pham, Trademark Examining Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Lana Pham is a Trademark Examining Attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia. She joined the USPTO 14 years ago. At the USPTO, Ms. Pham served on a committee for five years where she helped organize the National Trademark Expo, a two-day educational event that regularly draws over 15,000 participants to the USPTO campus and features exhibitors such as Mattel, Caterpillar, UPS, 5-Hour Energy, and Under... Read More →


Monday August 11, 2014 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Gillmor Building Room 302

5:15pm

Global Innovation Challenge - Brainstorming Session (Ideation Phase)
Moderators
avatar for Joyce Ward, Director, Office of Education and Outreach, U.S.Patent and Trademark Office

Joyce Ward, Director, Office of Education and Outreach, U.S.Patent and Trademark Office

Director, Office of Education and Outreach, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Joyce Ward is the Director of Education for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She works across the Agency to centralize the education programs of the USPTO and to develop appropriate metrics for use in evaluating and determining the effectiveness of USPTO education and outreach programming particularly as it relates to K-20 students and educators. Ms. Ward is also tasked with expanding the reach of the USPTO’s education and... Read More →
LP

Lana Pham, Trademark Examining Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Lana Pham is a Trademark Examining Attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia. She joined the USPTO 14 years ago. At the USPTO, Ms. Pham served on a committee for five years where she helped organize the National Trademark Expo, a two-day educational event that regularly draws over 15,000 participants to the USPTO campus and features exhibitors such as Mattel, Caterpillar, UPS, 5-Hour Energy, and Under... Read More →
avatar for Lenin Paulino, Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Lenin Paulino, Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Lenin Paulino graduated with a BS in Computer Engineering and an MS in Integrated Digital Media from Polytechnic Institute of NYU (formally Polytechinic University). He joined the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in November, 2010 as a Patent Examiner, however, Lenin also supports activities around the USPTO, such as being in the board for the USPTO Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) chapter and in programs... Read More →
avatar for Tanaga A. Boozer, Program Advisor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Tanaga A. Boozer, Program Advisor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Program Advisor, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO
Ms. Boozer has several years of experience developing and promoting innovation and technology transfer programs in the U.S and abroad. The Program Advisor in the Office of Education and Outreach directs and coordinates intellectual property (IP) educational outreach programs and partnerships with external organizations, academic institutions and federal agencies. Ms. Boozer conducts invention education seminars for Science, Technology... Read More →
avatar for Carlos Ortiz-Rodriguez, Primary Patent Examiner and Detailee, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO

Carlos Ortiz-Rodriguez, Primary Patent Examiner and Detailee, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO

Carlos Ortiz graduated from the University of Puerto Rico in 2002 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Since graduation he has worked at the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a primary patent examiner. Carlos now works in the Office of Education and Outreach developing educational materials focused on innovation and intellectual property for K-12. He is instrumental in encouraging students to pursue STEM degrees.
avatar for Dr. Jorge Valdes, Education Program Advisor, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO

Dr. Jorge Valdes, Education Program Advisor, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO

Dr. Jorge L. Valdes is an Education Programs advisor at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in the Office of Education and Outreach where he is responsible for the design, development and delivery of professional development programs for K-12 teachers on the significance of STEM education to intellectual property and innovation. Dr. Valdes is a STEM educator with experience in project-based learning pedagogy in chemistry, physics and... Read More →

6:30pm

Dinner and Inventor Spotlight: Professor Evangelyn Alocilja, Michigan State University
Dr. Alocilja will share her experiences in inspiring the next generation of innovators faced with solving challenging problems and needs facing communities in developing countries around the world. Dr. Alocilja will use examples of expired patents to show how teachers can use this as a powerful learning tool to inspre students think about making improvements to inventions and/or re-purposing old inventions into new ones. Dr. Alocilja has a number of patents that cover 


Science of Innovation Video:  Anti-Counterfeiting Devices 

Speakers
DE

Dr. Evangelyn Alocilja, Science of Innovation Inventor, Professor of Biosystems Engineering, Michigan State Univ

Michigan State University
Dr. Evangelyn C. Alocilja, PhD, Professor Michigan State University  Dr. Evangelyn C. Alocilja is a Professor in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering and an adjunct professor in the Institute of International Health at Michigan State University. She has formal training in chemistry (BS, Silliman University, Philippines), soil chemistry and plant physiology (MS, University of the Philippines Los Banos), and systems... Read More →


Monday August 11, 2014 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Hospitality Management Building 3000 Mission College Blvd. • Santa Clara, CA 95054-1897

8:00pm

 
Tuesday, August 12
 

7:00am

7:15am

Transportation to Mission College - Buses Depart Promptly at 7:30 a.m. from Embassy Suites
Tuesday August 12, 2014 7:15am - 7:30am
Embassy Suites Santa Clara 2885 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara, California, 95054, USA

8:00am

IP Activities for Students - Part 1 or Science of Innovation Videos in Auditorium (107)
Room 304 (Spool Racer, Juliet Gordon Lowe) - Faciliator Joyce Ward/Sue Ann Applewhite

Room 306 - (Robo Wheel, Paper Airplane) - Facilitator Lana Pham/Lenin Paulino

Room 302 - Race to the USPTO - Facilitator Carlos Ortiz-Rodriguez



Speakers
LP

Lana Pham, Trademark Examining Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Lana Pham is a Trademark Examining Attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia. She joined the USPTO 14 years ago. At the USPTO, Ms. Pham served on a committee for five years where she helped organize the National Trademark Expo, a two-day educational event that regularly draws over 15,000 participants to the USPTO campus and features exhibitors such as Mattel, Caterpillar, UPS, 5-Hour Energy, and Under... Read More →
avatar for Carlos Ortiz-Rodriguez, Primary Patent Examiner and Detailee, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO

Carlos Ortiz-Rodriguez, Primary Patent Examiner and Detailee, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO

Carlos Ortiz graduated from the University of Puerto Rico in 2002 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Since graduation he has worked at the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a primary patent examiner. Carlos now works in the Office of Education and Outreach developing educational materials focused on innovation and intellectual property for K-12. He is instrumental in encouraging students to pursue STEM degrees.


Tuesday August 12, 2014 8:00am - 9:30am
Gillmor Building - Breakout Rooms: 302, 304, 306, 308 3000 Mission College Blvd. • Santa Clara, CA 95054-1897

9:30am

Panel: Science of Innovation: Innovation and STEM: Changing the Education Paradigm

The panel will discuss unique strategies for enhancing STEM education through the Science of Innovation curriculum.


Speakers
DH

Dr. Homayoon Kazerooni, Science of Innovation Inventor and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of California

| Homayoon Kazerooni is currently a scientist and a member of the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley.  He holds a M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Wisconsin–Madison; and a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. | | Kazerooni is the director of the Berkeley Robotics and Human | Engineering Laboratory, also affectionately known as... Read More →
avatar for NBC Learn

NBC Learn

Executive Editor, NBC Learn/NBC News
Mark Miano is the Executive Editor of NBC Learn, the education arm of NBC News. Mark oversees the production of all original, archival and current events stories on the Parent Toolkit and three NBC Learn websites. Prior to joining NBC Learn, Mark was a senior producer for NBC's Peacock Productions. He also worked at ABC News, Bloomberg Television, WPIX-TV, The MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour, The New York Observer, and is the author of three crime... Read More →
avatar for Joyce Ward, Director, Office of Education and Outreach, U.S.Patent and Trademark Office

Joyce Ward, Director, Office of Education and Outreach, U.S.Patent and Trademark Office

Director, Office of Education and Outreach, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Joyce Ward is the Director of Education for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She works across the Agency to centralize the education programs of the USPTO and to develop appropriate metrics for use in evaluating and determining the effectiveness of USPTO education and outreach programming particularly as it relates to K-20 students and educators. Ms. Ward is also tasked with expanding the reach of the USPTO’s education and... Read More →
DR

Dr. Reginald Farrow, Science of Innovation Inventor and Research Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Research Professor in Physics, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Dr. Reginald C. Farrow has been a Research Professor in Physics at NJIT, Newark, N.J., since 2004.  He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from Steven’s Institute of Technology in 1984.  He obtained a B.S. in Physics from the University of Rochester in 1973 and a Masters degree from Rutgers University in 1976.  Dr. Farrow joined Bell Laboratories in 1976 where he started a research career that spanned 25... Read More →
DE

Dr. Evangelyn Alocilja, Science of Innovation Inventor, Professor of Biosystems Engineering, Michigan State Univ

Michigan State University
Dr. Evangelyn C. Alocilja, PhD, Professor Michigan State University  Dr. Evangelyn C. Alocilja is a Professor in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering and an adjunct professor in the Institute of International Health at Michigan State University. She has formal training in chemistry (BS, Silliman University, Philippines), soil chemistry and plant physiology (MS, University of the Philippines Los Banos), and systems... Read More →


Tuesday August 12, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
Gillmor Building - Room 107 3000 Mission College Blvd. • Santa Clara, CA 95054-1897

10:15am

Science of Innovation: Inventor Spotlight: Professor Homayoon Kazerooni, U.C. Berkeley

 Dr. Kazerooni will share his story with the teachers.


Speakers
DH

Dr. Homayoon Kazerooni, Science of Innovation Inventor and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of California

| Homayoon Kazerooni is currently a scientist and a member of the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley.  He holds a M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Wisconsin–Madison; and a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. | | Kazerooni is the director of the Berkeley Robotics and Human | Engineering Laboratory, also affectionately known as... Read More →


Tuesday August 12, 2014 10:15am - 10:45am
Gillmor Building - Room 107 3000 Mission College Blvd. • Santa Clara, CA 95054-1897

10:45am

Coffee Break
Tuesday August 12, 2014 10:45am - 11:00am
Gillmor Building, 3RD Floor Lobby Area

11:00am

Exoskeleton Activity and Work in Your Teams on Global Innovation
Speakers
avatar for Lenin Paulino, Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Lenin Paulino, Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Lenin Paulino graduated with a BS in Computer Engineering and an MS in Integrated Digital Media from Polytechnic Institute of NYU (formally Polytechinic University). He joined the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in November, 2010 as a Patent Examiner, however, Lenin also supports activities around the USPTO, such as being in the board for the USPTO Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) chapter and in programs... Read More →
avatar for Carlos Ortiz-Rodriguez, Primary Patent Examiner and Detailee, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO

Carlos Ortiz-Rodriguez, Primary Patent Examiner and Detailee, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO

Carlos Ortiz graduated from the University of Puerto Rico in 2002 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Since graduation he has worked at the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a primary patent examiner. Carlos now works in the Office of Education and Outreach developing educational materials focused on innovation and intellectual property for K-12. He is instrumental in encouraging students to pursue STEM degrees.


Tuesday August 12, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 308

12:30pm

Lunch/Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ellen Lettvin, Robert Noyce Fellow at U.S. Department of Education

Dr. Ellen Lettvin will discuss.....


Speakers
DE

Dr. Ellen Lettvin

Robert Noyce Fellow in Informal STEM Learning, U.S. Department of Education
Dr. Ellen Lettvin is the inaugural Robert Noyce Fellow in Informal STEM Learning at the US Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement.  In this role she is responsible for interagency coordination linked to STEM learning and engagement in out-of-school time, with an emphasis on informal learning methods.  She is helping integrate STEM content and activities from across several Federal agencies into program... Read More →


Tuesday August 12, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Hospitality Management Building 3000 Mission College Blvd. • Santa Clara, CA 95054-1897

2:00pm

IP and Invention: Copyright Basics for Teachers
An intellectual property primer designed for teachers on copyrights.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Anthony, Attorney Advisor, Global Intellectual Property Academy, USPTO

Susan Anthony, Attorney Advisor, Global Intellectual Property Academy, USPTO

Attorney, Global Intellectual Property Attorney, USPTO
Susan Anthony is an attorney in the Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA), in the Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA), United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Susan is an intellectual property attorney (“everything but patents”) with over 30 years of experience in the private, corporate, and government sectors.  At the USPTO, Susan handles a range of activities including educational outreach to... Read More →



Tuesday August 12, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gillmor Building - Room 107 3000 Mission College Blvd. • Santa Clara, CA 95054-1897

4:00pm

Coffee Break
Tuesday August 12, 2014 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Gillmor Building - Room 107 3000 Mission College Blvd. • Santa Clara, CA 95054-1897

4:15pm

IP and Invention: Global Challenges - Innovative Solutions
Invention Challenge: This activity to familiarize teachers with the innovation process. Teachers will be expected to diagnose a global problem of current importance, brainstorm on ideas for a solution, create/design an invention, perform patent/trademark searches to see what is out there already in the marketplace, create a logo and brand to market and protect the invention, and prepare a 5-minute pitch to sell the innovation to a very wealthy venture capitalist (with lots of money) from the Silicon Valley area who wants to solve this problem but wants to make sure that there is a return of this company's investment. He has to report out to his Board of Trustees on Wednesday and give recommendations to the head of the CDC in preparation for an announcement by the President of the United States to the American people on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 9:00pm EDT.

Expectations for Wednesday's Final Presentation

Powerpoint readout presentation (5 slides MAX) to be given on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 3:00pm.

Global Challenge Areas of Opportunity:
  1. Clinical Diagnostic
  2. Tracking Systems
  3. Screening Tools
  4. Other Solutions

 


Moderators
avatar for Joyce Ward, Director, Office of Education and Outreach, U.S.Patent and Trademark Office

Joyce Ward, Director, Office of Education and Outreach, U.S.Patent and Trademark Office

Director, Office of Education and Outreach, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Joyce Ward is the Director of Education for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She works across the Agency to centralize the education programs of the USPTO and to develop appropriate metrics for use in evaluating and determining the effectiveness of USPTO education and outreach programming particularly as it relates to K-20 students and educators. Ms. Ward is also tasked with expanding the reach of the USPTO’s education and... Read More →
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Lana Pham, Trademark Examining Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Lana Pham is a Trademark Examining Attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia. She joined the USPTO 14 years ago. At the USPTO, Ms. Pham served on a committee for five years where she helped organize the National Trademark Expo, a two-day educational event that regularly draws over 15,000 participants to the USPTO campus and features exhibitors such as Mattel, Caterpillar, UPS, 5-Hour Energy, and Under... Read More →
avatar for Lenin Paulino, Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Lenin Paulino, Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Lenin Paulino graduated with a BS in Computer Engineering and an MS in Integrated Digital Media from Polytechnic Institute of NYU (formally Polytechinic University). He joined the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in November, 2010 as a Patent Examiner, however, Lenin also supports activities around the USPTO, such as being in the board for the USPTO Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) chapter and in programs... Read More →
avatar for Tanaga A. Boozer, Program Advisor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Tanaga A. Boozer, Program Advisor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Program Advisor, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO
Ms. Boozer has several years of experience developing and promoting innovation and technology transfer programs in the U.S and abroad. The Program Advisor in the Office of Education and Outreach directs and coordinates intellectual property (IP) educational outreach programs and partnerships with external organizations, academic institutions and federal agencies. Ms. Boozer conducts invention education seminars for Science, Technology... Read More →
avatar for Carlos Ortiz-Rodriguez, Primary Patent Examiner and Detailee, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO

Carlos Ortiz-Rodriguez, Primary Patent Examiner and Detailee, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO

Carlos Ortiz graduated from the University of Puerto Rico in 2002 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Since graduation he has worked at the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a primary patent examiner. Carlos now works in the Office of Education and Outreach developing educational materials focused on innovation and intellectual property for K-12. He is instrumental in encouraging students to pursue STEM degrees.
avatar for Dr. Jorge Valdes, Education Program Advisor, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO

Dr. Jorge Valdes, Education Program Advisor, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO

Dr. Jorge L. Valdes is an Education Programs advisor at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in the Office of Education and Outreach where he is responsible for the design, development and delivery of professional development programs for K-12 teachers on the significance of STEM education to intellectual property and innovation. Dr. Valdes is a STEM educator with experience in project-based learning pedagogy in chemistry, physics and... Read More →


6:00pm

Dinner and Keynote Speaker: Sylvia Martinez - Author of Invent to Learn
Sylvia works in schools around the world to bring the power of authentic learning into classrooms, particularly in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) subjects. Sylvia speaks, writes, and advocates for student-centered, project-based learning, gender equity in technology, computer programming, and life-long learning. For the past ten years, Sylvia was President of Generation YES, a non-profit with a mission of empowering young people to improve their schools and communities with modern technology. Previous to Generation YES, Sylvia was in charge of product development at several software publishers, designing and creating video games and educational software. Sylvia also had a career in aerospace engineering as a senior scientist on the GPS navigational satellite system research and development. She holds a masters in educational technology and a bachelors in electrical engineering.

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Martinez

Sylvia Martinez

Author and Independent Education Consultant, Constructing Modern Knowledge
Sylvia is co-author of “Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering the Classroom”, a new book advocating authentic learning using modern technology, real world design principles, and hands-on experiences. The book has been hailed as the “Bible of the Maker Movement in schools.” Sylvia is a principal advisor to the Stanford FabLearn Fellows, and served on the NAEP Advisory Board for the upcoming Technology &... Read More →


Tuesday August 12, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Hospitality Management Building 3000 Mission College Blvd. • Santa Clara, CA 95054-1897

7:30pm

Transportation to Embassy Suites - Buses Depart Promptly at 7:30 p.m. from Mission College
Tuesday August 12, 2014 7:30pm - 7:45pm
Gillmor Building - Room 107 3000 Mission College Blvd. • Santa Clara, CA 95054-1897

8:00pm

Homework Reflection: Taking It to the Classroom

 Key Questions for Reflection:

  1. How would you integrate/use the Science of Innovation resources (videos, lesson plans and student acitivities) into your own lesson plans and classroom throughout the 2014-215 Academic school year? 
  2. What challenges do you foresee and how might you overcome them? Please be specific and provide evidence to support claims whenever possible.
  3. What topic areas would you like to see in a sequel to the Science of Innovation series and why? Please be specific.
  4. Would you participate in a future webinar? What types of webinars would you like to see including what types of educational resources and materials would you like to have to help you foster STEM innovation in your classroom?
  5. What topics would you wish we would have covered at the Institute?


Tuesday August 12, 2014 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Anywhere You Want
 
Wednesday, August 13
 

7:00am

8:15am

Transportation to Mission College - Buses Depart Promptly at 8:30 a.m. from Embassy Suites
Wednesday August 13, 2014 8:15am - 8:30am
Embassy Suites Santa Clara 2885 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara, California, 95054, USA

9:00am

Panel: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Education Programs
Moderators
avatar for Tanaga A. Boozer, Program Advisor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Tanaga A. Boozer, Program Advisor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Program Advisor, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO
Ms. Boozer has several years of experience developing and promoting innovation and technology transfer programs in the U.S and abroad. The Program Advisor in the Office of Education and Outreach directs and coordinates intellectual property (IP) educational outreach programs and partnerships with external organizations, academic institutions and federal agencies. Ms. Boozer conducts invention education seminars for Science, Technology... Read More →

Speakers
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Alan Zack, X Prize Foundation

Senior Director, Marketing and Communications, XPRIZE
Alan Zack is the Senior Director of Education and Prize Marketing at XPRIZE, the leading organization solving the world’s Grand Challenges by creating and managing global incentivized prize competitions.  He has more than 20 years of experience successfully developing marketing strategies for top entertainment brands within The Walt Disney Company, Mattel, Activision/Blizzard, including several startup companies. At XPRIZE... Read More →
avatar for Dawn Bowlus, Director, Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship, University of Iowa

Dawn Bowlus, Director, Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship, University of Iowa

Director, Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship
Dawn Bowlus has been instrumental in the creation, oversight and ongoing development of the Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa. The Jacobson Institute is a nationally recognized program built around teacher education, innovative curricula, and outreach that enriches K-12 students’ lives. The Institute supports the University’s broader economic development efforts by providing educators with professional... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Leslie Flynn, Clinical Assistant Professor, Science Education Administrator, STEM Initiatives, University of Iowa

Dr. Leslie Flynn, Clinical Assistant Professor, Science Education Administrator, STEM Initiatives, University of Iowa

Professor, University of Iowa
Dr. Leslie Flynn is a professor in STEM Education at the University of Iowa. She is a founder of STEM Innovator, a program to infuse innovation and entrepreneurial mindset into K-12 classrooms. The program provides tools to engage students in STEM entrepreneurship to explore and advance solutions to real-world issues of interest to students and their community. STEM Innovator incorporates the National Science Foundation's (NSF... Read More →
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Ernesto Preciado, Education Programs Manager, Great Minds in STEM

Education Programs Manager, Great Minds in STEM
Ernesto received his baccalaureate from the University of California, Berkeley. He has over 10 years of experience working with education outreach programs in underserved communities throughout the country. He has coordinated and executed programming for K-12 students, parents and educators – more recently, with a focus on STEM. He is currently employed by GREAT Minds in STEMTM(GMiS) as a Manager of (STEM) Education Programs. GMiS is a... Read More →



Wednesday August 13, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
Gillmor Building - Room 107 3000 Mission College Blvd. • Santa Clara, CA 95054-1897
  • Link to K12 Design Thinking http://www.k12lab.org
  • GMiS Link 3 http://www.greatmindsinstem.org/college/henaac-scholarship-program
  • GMiS Link 2 http://teachers.egfi-k12.org
  • GMiS Link 1 http://www.egfi-k12.org/index_noflash.php
  • Science and Cooking http://m.thetech.org/about-us/media-room/photography-modernist-cuisine-exhibition-comes-tech At yesterday's lunch, one of our guests expressed his concern that girls did not seem as interested in STEM-related projects, such as his computer robotics project. My thought is to *change your theme* - for example, to cooking, to the science of cooking - add in some healthy competition among teams (think, food reality shows, chef competitions) and you could have a winning formula. (I do not remember the author's name but we used to have a wonderful column in The Washington Post on The Science of Cooking and I think that the writer may have published a book or two.) Observation submitted by Susan Anthony, USPTO.

10:15am

Patents for Humanity, Edward Elliot, Senior Advisor to the Office of External Affairs
Speakers
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Edward Elliot, Attorney Advisor, Office of Policy & International Affairs, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Attorney Advisor, Office of Policy & International Affairs, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Edward Elliott is an Expert Advisor in the Office of Policy & External Affairs at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. For the past two years, he has led development of the Patents for Humanity program. Prior to joining the government, he was a patent attorney in Silicon Valley after spending several years in the software industry.


Wednesday August 13, 2014 10:15am - 10:45am
Gillmor Building - Room 107 3000 Mission College Blvd. • Santa Clara, CA 95054-1897

10:45am

Coffee Break
Wednesday August 13, 2014 10:45am - 11:00am
Gillmor Building, 3RD Floor Lobby Area

11:00am

IP and Invention: Global Challenges - Innovative Solutions

Teachers finish on teacher invention challenge and applying the concepts of IP and STEM education to address a challenge problem of their choice. Teachers are encouraged to utilize the invention notebook for this activity.

Invention Challenge: This activity to familiarize teachers with the innovation process. Teachers will be expected to diagnose a global problem of current importance, brainstorm on ideas for a solution, create/design an invention, perform patent/trademark searches to see what is out there already in the marketplace, create a logo and brand to market and protect the invention, and prepare a 5-minute pitch to sell the innovation to a very wealthy venture capitalist (with lots of money) from the Silicon Valley area who wants to solve this problem but wants to make sure that there is a return of this company's investment. He has to report out to his Board of Trustees on Wednesday and give recommendations to the head of the CDC in preparation for an announcement by the President of the United States to the American people on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 9:00pm EDT.

Expectations for Wednesday's Final Presentation

Powerpoint readout presentation (5 slides MAX) to be given on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 3:00pm.

Global Challenge Areas of Opportunity:
  1. Clinical Diagnostic
  2. Tracking Systems
  3. Screening Tools
  4. Other Solutions

 


Moderators
avatar for Joyce Ward, Director, Office of Education and Outreach, U.S.Patent and Trademark Office

Joyce Ward, Director, Office of Education and Outreach, U.S.Patent and Trademark Office

Director, Office of Education and Outreach, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Joyce Ward is the Director of Education for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She works across the Agency to centralize the education programs of the USPTO and to develop appropriate metrics for use in evaluating and determining the effectiveness of USPTO education and outreach programming particularly as it relates to K-20 students and educators. Ms. Ward is also tasked with expanding the reach of the USPTO’s education and... Read More →
LP

Lana Pham, Trademark Examining Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Lana Pham is a Trademark Examining Attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia. She joined the USPTO 14 years ago. At the USPTO, Ms. Pham served on a committee for five years where she helped organize the National Trademark Expo, a two-day educational event that regularly draws over 15,000 participants to the USPTO campus and features exhibitors such as Mattel, Caterpillar, UPS, 5-Hour Energy, and Under... Read More →
avatar for Lenin Paulino, Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Lenin Paulino, Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Lenin Paulino graduated with a BS in Computer Engineering and an MS in Integrated Digital Media from Polytechnic Institute of NYU (formally Polytechinic University). He joined the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in November, 2010 as a Patent Examiner, however, Lenin also supports activities around the USPTO, such as being in the board for the USPTO Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) chapter and in programs... Read More →
avatar for Tanaga A. Boozer, Program Advisor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Tanaga A. Boozer, Program Advisor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Program Advisor, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO
Ms. Boozer has several years of experience developing and promoting innovation and technology transfer programs in the U.S and abroad. The Program Advisor in the Office of Education and Outreach directs and coordinates intellectual property (IP) educational outreach programs and partnerships with external organizations, academic institutions and federal agencies. Ms. Boozer conducts invention education seminars for Science, Technology... Read More →
avatar for Carlos Ortiz-Rodriguez, Primary Patent Examiner and Detailee, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO

Carlos Ortiz-Rodriguez, Primary Patent Examiner and Detailee, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO

Carlos Ortiz graduated from the University of Puerto Rico in 2002 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Since graduation he has worked at the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a primary patent examiner. Carlos now works in the Office of Education and Outreach developing educational materials focused on innovation and intellectual property for K-12. He is instrumental in encouraging students to pursue STEM degrees.
avatar for Dr. Jorge Valdes, Education Program Advisor, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO

Dr. Jorge Valdes, Education Program Advisor, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO

Dr. Jorge L. Valdes is an Education Programs advisor at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in the Office of Education and Outreach where he is responsible for the design, development and delivery of professional development programs for K-12 teachers on the significance of STEM education to intellectual property and innovation. Dr. Valdes is a STEM educator with experience in project-based learning pedagogy in chemistry, physics and... Read More →

12:30pm

Lunch and Keynote Speakers: Anton and Anna Hopen, USF Young Innovators Competition
Anna Hopen is a 15 year-old hailing from Tampa, Florida about to start her second semester at St. Petersburg College where she has a straight-A average.  In 2009 she conceived of a competition for young inventors.  In 2010 the first competition was held at Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI).  Ten competitors out of 79 entries competed in a “Shark-Tank” style event.  The competition is held every year at the University of South Florida (USF) on or near Thomas Edison’s February 11 birthday.  Over 500 inventions were submitted by children around Tampa Bay in 2014.  The competition’s non-profit has received support from USF, MOSI, Outback Steak House, HSN and Bright House Networks.  Anna has appeared on television for several years now starring in public service announcements for the event.  Several of the young inventors have received patents from the United States Patent & Trademark Office and even appeared on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.  Anna was recognized earlier this year by the Executive Women’s Council as a “Children’s Champion” for fostering STEM education, particularly in young girls.

Moderators
avatar for Tanaga A. Boozer, Program Advisor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Tanaga A. Boozer, Program Advisor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Program Advisor, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO
Ms. Boozer has several years of experience developing and promoting innovation and technology transfer programs in the U.S and abroad. The Program Advisor in the Office of Education and Outreach directs and coordinates intellectual property (IP) educational outreach programs and partnerships with external organizations, academic institutions and federal agencies. Ms. Boozer conducts invention education seminars for Science, Technology... Read More →

Wednesday August 13, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Hospitality Management Building 3000 Mission College Blvd. • Santa Clara, CA 95054-1897

2:00pm

IP Activities for Students - LEGO MindStorm Exoskeleton

Room 308 - Faciliators Carlos Ortiz-Rodriguez and Lenin Paulino






Speakers
avatar for Lenin Paulino, Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Lenin Paulino, Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Lenin Paulino graduated with a BS in Computer Engineering and an MS in Integrated Digital Media from Polytechnic Institute of NYU (formally Polytechinic University). He joined the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in November, 2010 as a Patent Examiner, however, Lenin also supports activities around the USPTO, such as being in the board for the USPTO Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) chapter and in programs... Read More →
avatar for Carlos Ortiz-Rodriguez, Primary Patent Examiner and Detailee, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO

Carlos Ortiz-Rodriguez, Primary Patent Examiner and Detailee, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO

Carlos Ortiz graduated from the University of Puerto Rico in 2002 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Since graduation he has worked at the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a primary patent examiner. Carlos now works in the Office of Education and Outreach developing educational materials focused on innovation and intellectual property for K-12. He is instrumental in encouraging students to pursue STEM degrees.


Wednesday August 13, 2014 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Room 308

2:45pm

Coffee Break
Wednesday August 13, 2014 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Gillmor Building, 3RD Floor Lobby Area

3:00pm

Invention Challenge: Final Team Presentations
Note from VC. You may be interested to know that these are the criteria that me and my expert team will be using to judge your pitch for funding. 

Thank you for all your hard work. Don't you disappoint me.

Criteria for Judging Global Challenge Invention Projects

  1. Why is this product better than others already in the marketplace
  2. What are the key benefits
  3. Marketability of product
  4. Have you tested the prototype
  5. Efficacy of the product
  6. Patentability
  7. Customer discovery
  8. IP (logo, trademark, copyright)
  9. Financial viability
  10. Is it scientifically sound

Wednesday August 13, 2014 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Gillmor Building - Room 107 3000 Mission College Blvd. • Santa Clara, CA 95054-1897

5:30pm

Dinner: Webinars and Taking it To The Classroom
Deliverables:
  1. Recommendartions for implementing Making, Inventing and the Science of Innovation series into the STEM content areas at your school/classroom/community during the academic year 2014-2015
  2. What do you need to accomplish this?
  3. Powerpoint readout presentation (5 slides MAX) to be given on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 1:30pm (each color team will have 10 minutes to present their recommendations and plans with specific goals and objectives and milestones for the 2014-2015 academic school year.
Key Questions for From Tuesday's Afternoon's Science of Innovation Discussion:
  1. How would you integrate/use the Science of Innovation resources (videos, lesson plans and student acitivities) into your own lesson plans and classroom throughout the 2014-215 Academic school year? What challenges do you foresee and how might you overcome them? Please be specific and provide evidence to support claims whenever possible.
  2. How do you assess learning in the classroom using the Science of Innovation curriculum?
  3. What should the sequel be to Science of Innovation and why?

Wednesday August 13, 2014 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Hospitality Management Building 3000 Mission College Blvd. • Santa Clara, CA 95054-1897

7:00pm

Transportation to Embassy Suites - Buses Depart Promptly at 7:00 p.m. from Mission College
Wednesday August 13, 2014 7:00pm - 7:15pm
Gillmor Building - Room 107 3000 Mission College Blvd. • Santa Clara, CA 95054-1897
 
Thursday, August 14
 

8:15am

Transportation to NASA - Buses Depart Promptly at 8:30 a.m. from Embassy Suites
Teachers take part in a half-day field trip to learn about innovation and educational programs at NASA. Focus on helping teachers understand and apply innovation in the classroom through space technology.

Thursday August 14, 2014 8:15am - 8:30am
Embassy Suites Santa Clara 2885 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara, California, 95054, USA

9:00am

NASA: Vertical Motion Simulator (VMS) Tour
This unique flight simulation complex provides scientists and engineers with exceptional tools to explore, define, and solve issues in both spacecraft design and mission operations. The VMS aids the aerospace community in generating fast and cost-effective solutions using high-fidelity, real-time piloted simulation in the largest motion-based flight simulator in the world.

Thursday August 14, 2014 9:00am - 9:45am
NASA Ames Research Center Naval Air Station, Moffett Field, Mountain View, CA 94035

10:00am

Panel: NASA Education and Innovation Programs
Speakers
CD

Cara Dodge, Science Education Specialist, NASA Ames Research Center

Science Education Specialist, NASA Ames Research Center
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Nona Cheeks, Chief, Innovative Partnerships Program Office, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Chief, Innovative Partnerships Program Office, NASA Goddard
As chief of the Innovative Partnerships Program (IPP) Office at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, I am tasked with ensuring that we live up to our name. Innovation is a long-honored tradition at NASA. It is central to NASA’s ability to research, invent, explore and share the results thereof for applications beyond the space program. The IPP Office works with the scientific and technical staff to strengthen efforts and procedures to... Read More →
GD

Gamaliel "Dan" Cherry, Deputy, NASA Education Project Manager

Education Project Manager, NASA Langley Research Center
Gamaliel Cherry is an Education project manager at NASA | Langley Research Center with over 11 years of experience spanning across adult | talent development, education and project management with a specialty in | instructional design and delivery.  Dr. Cherry has served as a coach in | the federal government and industry sectors for over four years in addition to | serving in the capacity of a coaching program manager.  His... Read More →


Thursday August 14, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
NASA Ames Research Center Naval Air Station, Moffett Field, Mountain View, CA 94035

10:45am

NASA: Smart Skies Tour (Line up with Math)

Thursday August 14, 2014 10:45am - 11:15am
NASA Ames Research Center Naval Air Station, Moffett Field, Mountain View, CA 94035

11:15am

NASA - Ames Exploration Encounter Tour
Thursday August 14, 2014 11:15am - 11:30am
NASA Ames Research Center Naval Air Station, Moffett Field, Mountain View, CA 94035

11:30am

Transportation to Embassy Suites- Buses Depart Promptly at 11:30 a.m. from NASA
Thursday August 14, 2014 11:30am - 12:00pm
NASA Ames Research Center Naval Air Station, Moffett Field, Mountain View, CA 94035