GSA Summit 2016

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July 26-28, 2016

The New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street, 40th floor
New York, NY 10007-2157 

The first annual Global STEM Alliance Summit is designed to foster network creation and future collaboration by bringing students, mentors, and other GSA stakeholders together and providing them with access to leadership training, insight into career paths, and opportunities to network with scientists working in the field and leaders in industry. Participants will have the opportunity to build networks, exchange ideas, discuss research, and investigate careers, while continuing to develop their communication skills and competencies in networking and connecting cross-culturally.

This event is invitation only. Please contact us about receiving an invitation at email 


Tuesday, July 26

2pm-6pm: 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures Welcome Event – Starting a Career in Tech & Media 

  • How to Use Social Media to Get a Job in Media
  • Smart Home of the Future: Developing a Product Roadmap
  • Tech Boss 101

6pm-7:30pm: Welcome Reception

Wednesday, July 27

8:45am-9:30am: Arrivals and Breakfast

9:30am-10am: Introduction & Goals

10am-11am: Panel - Collaboration: The Key to Unlocking Innovation

  • Moderator: Dominic Vergine, ARM
  • Dr. Alison Galvani, Yale
  • Katy Kasmi, Google
  • Turi McKinley, frogCamp
  • Pat Sapinsley, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

11am-11:15am: Morning Break

11:15am-11:45am: Keynote Speaker: Cynthia Trudell, PepsiCo

11:45am-12:45pm: Panel - Where Will All The Jobs Be? 

  • Moderator: Christophe Peron, Cross Knowledge
  • Sandeep Dadlani, Infosys Americas and Infosys Foundation USA
  • Stephanie Mondo, Morgan Stanley
  • Drew Rosen, Cisco
  • James Sheridan, Google
  • Beverly Tarulli, PhD, PepsiCo
  • Jorge Torres, Silas Capital

12:45pm-1:45pm: Lunch

1:45pm-2:45pm: Panel - Working Scientifically, Thinking Ethically

  • Moderator: João Monteiro, Cell
  • Fred Guterl, Scientific American
  • Alison Kretser, International Life Sciences Institute North America
  • Ivan Oransky, Retraction Watch
  • Christiana Peppard, Fordham

2:45pm-3:30pm: Afternoon Break and Activity

3:30pm-4:30pm: Panel - Beyond Borders: The New STEM Workplace

  • Moderator: Matt Basford, Beyond
  • Mark G. Jackson, Fiat Physica
  • Snehal Naik, Janssen ( J&J)
  • Chrissy Ziccarelli, Girls Who Code

4:30pm-5:30pm: Reception

* Note: A Mentor-only workshop and reception will take place from 3-6pm

Thursday, July 28

8:30am-2pm: STEM Focused Field Trips

2pm-2:30pm: 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures Awards

2:30pm-3:15pm: Panel - Achieving the SDGs Through Science, Technology and Innovation

  • Moderator: Jennifer Costley, The New York Academy of Sciences
  • Seema Kumar, Johnson & Johnson
  • Blair Palmer, UNICEF Innovation
  • Ana Persic, PhD, UNESCO
  • Edward Socci, PepsiCo
  • Dominic Vergine, ARM

3:15pm-3:30pm: Afternoon Break

3:30pm-3:45pmRemarks by Eric Mortensen, Vice President Global Innovative Pharma, Clinical Therapeutic Area Head Inflammation at Pfizer and former Junior Academy member

3:45pm-4:30pm: Junior Academy Finalist Presentations

4:30pm-4:45pm: Junior Academy Challenge Winner Awards

4:45pm-5pm: Closing remarks

5pm-6pm: Wrap up party

Contact us for questions or for information on sponsoring a field trip or panel.