Feb 09

10:00 – 11:00 Registration & Setup for Exhibitors

Student Innovation Center: Atrium

11:00 - Noon Registration Opens for Attendees

Student Innovation Center: Atrium

Noon – 1:00 Lunch

Tech Talks, Tours, Student Opportunities Fair

1:00 - 1-25

Tech Talk F1A (Student Innovation Center: 2206)
Low-Cost Sensors For Agriculture
Liang Dong

Tech Talk F1B (Student Innovation Center: 4250)
Cybersecurity: How it Affects Us All
Doug Jacobson

Student Opportunities Fair (Student Innovation Center: Atrium)

1:30 - 1:55

Tech Talk F2A (Student Innovation Center: 2206)
Acceleration of Artificial Intelligence With Emerging Computing Technology
Dr. Cheng Wang

Tech Talk F2B (Student Innovation Center: 4250)
Addressing Social & Environmental Challenges in Communities Along the Mississippi River
Dr. Jan Thompson

Student Opportunities Fair (Student Innovation Center: Atrium)

2:00 - 2:25

Tech Talk F3A (Student Innovation Center: 2206)
Gen AI Is Here! Do We Need to Learn to CS to Code & Data Science Anymore?
Adisak Sukul

Tech Talk F3B (Student Innovation Center: 4250)
Contributions of Mammalian Hibernation to Human Medicine
Matt Andrews

Student Opportunities Fair (Student Innovation Center: Atrium)

2:30 - 2:55

Tech Talk F4A (Student Innovation Center: 4202)
Emerging Transportation Solutions Driven by Industry 4.0 Transformation
Anuj Sharma

Tech Talk F4B (Student Innovation Center: 4250)
NSF EARTh Center- Exploring Environmental Careers of the Future
Brian Ritter

Student Opportunities Fair (Student Innovation Center: Atrium)

3:00 - 3:30 Travel Time & Poster Set-Up


3:45 – 4:30 Student Oral Presentations

Student Oral Presentations – Group 1A (Gateway Hotel: Central Prairie)
Student Oral Presentations – Group 1B (Gateway Hotel: South Prairie)

3:45 - 4:30 CV, Resumé and LinkedIn Learning

Gateway Hotel: North Prairie

4:30 – 6:00 Student Poster Session

Gateway Hotel: Gallery Lobby

6:30 – 9:00 Student Dinner & Networking

Gateway Hotel: North Prairie
Hosted by Paul Faronbi, IncrediPaul

6:30 – 9:00 Campus Directors Dinner

Gateway Hotel: IowaStater Restaurant

Feb 10
7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast

Gateway Hotel: North Prairie

8:30 – 9:15 All Student Session

Gateway Hotel: North Prairie

NALA(STEM) Career Panel

Featuring Iowa State Alum, Nathalie Fuentes, Ph.D., Senior Scientist at AstraZeneca; Augustana College Alum, Lizeth Tamayo, Ph.D., Computational Biologist for Tempus Labs, Inc; and San Diego State Alum, Abdie Mohamed, Sr. Cloud Engineer for Lockheed Martin. Moderated by Iowa State Alum, Paul Faronbi, Sr. Process Engineer for Mars Inc.

9:30 – 10:15 Invited Keynote Speaker

Gateway Hotel: North Prairie

Dr. Chris Cornelius, Iowa State University

Dr. Thomas D. McGee and Dr. Ick-Jhin Rick Yoon Department Chair in Materials Science and Engineering

10:30 – 11:15 Concurrent Sessions

Session S1A (Gateway Hotel: Central Prairie)
Applying for – and Making the Most of – An Undergraduate Research Experience
D. Raj Raman

Session S1B (Gateway Hotel: North Prairie)
Using Generative AI to Support STEM Learning
Abram Anders & Emily Dux Speltz

11:30 – 12:15 Concurrent Sessions

Session S2A (Gateway Hotel: Central Prairie)
Applying to Graduate School: Getting Started with the Process
Erin Todey

Session S2B (Gateway Hotel: North Prairie)
Unveiling the Hidden Curriculum: Navigating Resources & Discovering Your Potential
Queenster Nartey

12:30 – 1:00 Awards Ceremony

Gateway Hotel: North Prairie

1:00 – 2:00 Closing Remarks, Lunch

Gateway Hotel: North Prairie