Every year the EYH organizers invite a prominent female scientist or engineer to share her experiences and interest in science/engineering with the participants of the EYH Conference. This Keynote Address kicks off the conference, bringing all the participants and their accompanying adults and buddies together before they head off to a full day of workshops. The keynote address is open to the entire Cornell community.
2013 Keynote Speaker
Dr. Elspeth Garman is an accomplished professor and researcher of molecular biophysics at Oxford University. Before pursuing research, Dr. Garman taught at a secondary school in Swaziland, Southern Africa. After attaining her Ph.D., she worked for 7 years in nuclear physics before studying macromolecular crystallography. She has served various esteemed roles including President of the British Crystallographic Association, Director of the Life Sciences Interface at Oxford’s Doctoral Training Centre, Senior Kurti Fellow at Brasenose College, and editor of two journals. She is an avid speaker, traveling worldwide to present talks and workshops on her work in crystallography.
Last Year's Speaker
Dr. Odessa Petzold joined Corning Incorporated as a Senior Research Scientist in 2001, after a postdoctoral fellowship at Cornell University. During her graduate school experience at Cornell, she participated in the re-establishment of Graduate Women in Science as the co-chair. She has almost 10 years of experience with Corning, and has served in various roles as a scientist and technical leader, a project manager, and as the research manager of Glass Surface Research. She has led workshops at EYH in the past and served as a buddy.
The 2011 keynote speech, given by Dr. Robin Davisson