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Wednesday, June 19 • 12:15pm - 2:15pm
U.S News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame Luncheon

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U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon
Presented by National Instruments

Ray Almgren, Vice President, Marketing, National Instruments

Hall of Fame Honoree Discussion
Dan Arvizu, Ph.D., Director and Chief Executive, U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Chairman, National Science Board
Sylvia Earle, Ph.D., Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic Society
Irwin Mark Jacobs, Sc.D., Founding Chairman and CEO Emeritus, Qualcomm
Lucy Sanders, CEO and Co-Founder, National Center for Women & Information Technology
Charles M. Vest, Ph.D., President, National Academy of Engineering; President Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Brian Kelly, President and Chief Content Officer, U.S. News & World Report


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Ray Almgren

Vice President, Marketing, National Instruments
Ray Almgren, Vice President of Marketing, leads teams responsible for marketing the corporate brand, NI LabVIEW, and educational products.  Since joining NI in 1987, Almgren has held positions across marketing and R&D focusing on growing the use and adoption of LabVIEW, the heart of the NI design platform.  Learn how National Instruments equips engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation, and... Read More →
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Dan Arvizu, Ph.D.

Director and Chief Executive, U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Chairman, National Science Board
Dan E. Arvizu became the eighth Director of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on January 15, 2005.  NREL is the Department of Energy's primary laboratory for energy efficiency and renewable energy research and development.  NREL is operated for DOE by Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Alliance).  Dr. Arvizu is President of Alliance and also is an Executive Vice President with the... Read More →
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Sylvia Earle, Ph.D.

Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic Society
Sylvia A. Earle is Explorer in Residence at the National Geographic Society, Founder of Mission Blue/Sylvia Earle Alliance, Founder of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research (DOER), Chair of the Advisory Council for the Harte Research Institute and former Chief Scientist of NOAA.  Author of more than 180 publications, leader of more than 100 expeditions with 7000 hours underwater , she is a graduate of Florida State University with MS and PhD... Read More →
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Irwin Mark Jacobs, Ph.D.

Founding Chairman & CEO Emeritus, Qualcomm
Irwin Mark Jacobs is Founding Chairman and CEO Emeritus of Qualcomm, a company he co-founded in 1985. As CEO through 2005 and Chairman through 2009, he led the growth from startup to Fortune 500 Company, now with over 22,000 employees worldwide.  Qualcomm pioneered the development and commercialization of CDMA wireless technology, the basis for all third-generation cellular networks which now provide voice and broadband Internet access for... Read More →
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Lucy Sanders

CEO and Co-founder, The National Center for Women & Information Technology
Lucy Sanders is CEO and Co-founder of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), a consortium of more than 350 corporations, universities, and non-profits working to increase the participation of girls and women in computing and information technology. She also serves as Executive-in-Residence for the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado at Boulder. | | Ms. Sanders has an extensive... Read More →
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Charles M. Vest, Ph.D.

President, National Academy of Engineering, President Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Charles M. Vest is President of the National Academy of Engineering and President Emeritus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Vest earned a BS in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University in 1963 and MSE and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1964 and 1967 respectively. In 1968, he joined the faculty of the University of Michigan as an assistant professor; he taught in the areas... Read More →

Wednesday June 19, 2013 12:15pm - 2:15pm
Exhibit Hall 1