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13 March 2021 (Virtual)

Program for 2021 IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC)

Saturday, 13 March 9:00 AM (EST)

Keynote Speakers Announced - Dr. Jayshree Seth, Corporate Scientist, 3M; Prof. Dean Aslam, MSU; Dr. Allison Jackson, Allison Jackson Associates

Keynote 1: Dr. Jayshree Seth, Corporate Scientist 

Jayshree Seth is a Corporate Scientist at 3M and holds 72 patents for a variety of innovations. She leads applied technology development projects for 3M's Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division. She was appointed 3M's first ever Chief Science Advocate in 2018 and is using her scientific knowledge, technical expertise and professional experience to advocate for science. She has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University, NY and was recently awarded Society of Women Engineers (SWE) highest Achievement Award. She is also the author of The Heart of Science - Engineering Footprints, Fingerprints, & Imprints, the proceeds of which go to a SWE Scholarship for Underrepresented Minority Women in STEM.


Keynote 2: Prof. Dean Aslam, Director of BIOMEMS and Mind Laboratory, Michigan State University, 

After his Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in EE in 1983 from Aachen Technical University (RWTH), Germany, Dr. Aslam was Assistant Prof. of ECE at Wayne State U, Detroit, MI for 2 years. He joined Michigan State U in1988. Dr. Aslam did seminal research in scientific mind model, cap-mounted mind-controlled LEGO robot, passive maple-seed robotic fliers, single-material MEMS, energy scavenging from static charges, FBEI modules for research-oriented STEM education, all-diamond MEMS neural probe, highest quality factor of 116,000 for microcrystalline diamond (MCD) resonators, all-diamond MEMS packaging, field emission electroluminescence (FEEL) in MCD, highest intra-grain piezoresistive gauge factor of 4000 in MCD, high temperature superconducting films on Si substrates, and common origin for electron and hole traps in MOS devices. Dr. Aslam was awarded 10 patents and approx. $ 5 million research funding in the past 20 years. His current research focusses on (a) self-study of neural problems using mind-controlled LEGO robots, (b) empathy-controlled robot to study narcissism, sociopathy and psychopathy, (c) cancer-avoiding herbal diet, and (d) personality prediction using EEG and facial data.


Keynote 3: Dr. Allison Jackson, Managing Director and Member of the Board, Allison Jackson Associates (AJA) 

Dr. Allison Frazier Jackson operates a private consulting firm, Allison Jackson Associates (AJA), which she founded in 1982. Allison serves as both Managing Director and Member of the Board. She has worked with more than 23 CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, offering workforce development and change management across manufacturing, consumer electronics, IT services, network television, bio-pharmaceutical, telecom, environmental, primary care, and professional services. She was the first woman and African American assistant dean at Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science. She founded the National Engineers Week event program at Princeton, grew the E-Quad Newsletter from 1200 circulation to 30,000 in 1.5 years and served as liaison to 13 industry panels and 6 student societies in engineering and materials science. Over the past 15 years she has established herself as a thought leader in STEAM programs for kindergarten to graduate school programs. She was the author the Hearts, Hands and Minds Framework, winner of STEM Ecosystem grant bringing services across 8 counties in South Jersey. Founder of the Million Women Mentors, NJ Chapter, and winner of the national prize for its program development; and currently a State Judge engaged in STEAM TANK competitions for K-12 students moving STEAM projects to entrepreneurial pursuits that fund youth businesses or patent products. Her current work includes attracting homeless youth and their families to STEM programs. Allison holds five degrees: B.A., New Jersey City University, M. ED, M.C.R.P., Rutgers University and M.S. Project Management, Stevens Institute of Technology, and ED. D, and has completed all courses for PhD in Urban Planning from Rutgers University.


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