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Committee Chairs

The EYH conference, which takes place in April each year, is organized by a group of about 30 student Committee Chairs who are each in charge of different aspects of the program. Each committee has a chair and may also contain several committee members who are learning about how EYH is organized. Chair positions get filled around May for the following year's conference. If you are interested in being an EYH committee chair or member or helping out with the conference organization on April 18, 2020 please contact us at eyh@cornell.edu. You can also check out the other available volunteer options on the left!

Information for Current Chairs

Please see the Google Groups webpage for EYH chairs.

Current Chairs List

Overall Conference Organization

Berit Goodge
  • Berit Goodge - Conference Chair
  • Department: Applied Physics
  • Research: Electron microscopy and spectroscopy of oxides and correlated materials
Aran Hubbell
  • Aran Hubbell - Finance
  • Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Research: Regioselective carbonylation of epoxides for the production of difficult-to-access aldol products critical to natural product synthesis
Rachael Cohn
  • Rachael Cohn - Finance
  • Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Research: Understanding organic solar cell materials by studying charge recombination through the use of electric force microscopy
Nicole Wiles
  • Nicole Wiles - Fundraising & Programming
  • Department: Materials Science and Engineering
  • Research: Understanding plastic deformation mechanisms in oxide glasses
Niko Grupen
  • Niko Grupen - Adult Panel/Keynote
  • Department: Computer Science
  • Research: Building "common sense" agents/robots that can learn and reason in unstructured environments
Zack Downey
  • Zack Downey - Adult Panel/Keynote
  • Department: Statistics and Data Science
  • Research: Applied statistics and data science
Jenna Todero
  • Jenna Todero - Adult Panel/Keynote
  • Department: Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology
  • Research: Understanding cancer biology and other cellular pathologies at the cellular level and the interactions within the cell and between cells that can lead to these pathologies
Kathleen Smith
  • Kathleen Smith - Registration
  • Department: Applied and Engineering Physics
  • Research: Solid state physics and device engineering
Deanna Kocher
  • Deanna Kocher - Registration
  • Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Research: Understanding how non-humanoid robots can communicate their mistakes to children - who are natural helpers - and how interacting with an "error prone" robot can improve learning outcomes in different spatial learning games
Maura O'Neill
  • Maura O'Neill - Registration
  • Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Research: Optimization and integration of electrostatic actuation mechanisms in soft robotics systems
Alison Stout
  • Alison Stout - Registration
  • Department: Biomedical and Biological Sciences
  • Research: Studying infectious and zoonotic disease spread; currently studying a coronavirus that causes systemic disease in cats
Ida DiMucci
  • Ida DiMucci - Workshops
  • Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Research: X-ray spectroscopic investigation of catalytically relevant first row transition metals
Renee Sifri
  • Renee Sifri - Workshops
  • Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Research: Making plastics that are easier to process while maintaining their valuable properties (i.e. strength)
Richa Agrawal
  • Richa Agrawal - Workshops
  • Department: Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology
  • Research: Understanding the relationship between metabolism and modes of migration in cancer cells

Advertising EYH and Communicating with Girls

Ananya Anmangandla
  • Ananya Anmangandla - Brochures & Publicity
  • Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Research: Understanding the biochemical mechanisms and identifying new functions of various enzymes
Danielle Markovich
  • Danielle Markovich - Initial Contacts & Diversity
  • Department: Applied and Engineering Physics
  • Research: Electron microscopy and renewable energy
Kara Zielinski
  • Kara Zielinski - Initial Contacts & Diversity
  • Department: Biophysics
  • Research: Developing methods for time-resolved serial crystallography at synchrotrons and X-ray free-electron lasers
Andrew Gipson
  • Andrew Gipson - Social Media
  • Department: Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Research: Understanding the protein machinery that plants use to make corrective edits in their organelle's messenger RNA
Destiny Van
  • Destiny Van - Social Media
  • Department: Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology
  • Research: Understanding the molecular mechanisms connecting sleep, aging, and metabolism with cardio metabolic disorders and neurodegenerative disease
Josue San Emeterio
  • Josue San Emeterio - Outreach
  • Department: Applied and Engineering Physics
  • Research: Positive sense viral RNA structure and its role in viral assembly studied through small-angle X-ray scattering
Julia Proft
  • Julia Proft - Website
  • Department: Computer Science
  • Research: Developing an adaptive learning system that teaches problem-solving skills by having students program a robot
Nathan London
  • Nathan London - Website
  • Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Research: Studying electron transfer reactions in solar cell materials using computer simulations

Recruiting Volunteers

Jane Du
  • Jane Du - Buddies
  • Department: Computer Science
  • Research: Algorithms, machine learning, and scientific computing
Hillis Johnson
  • Hillis Johnson - Volunteer Recruitment
  • Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Research: Design and synthesis of solid polymer electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries
Luc Truong
  • Luc Truong - Volunteer Reception
  • Department: Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology
  • Research: Protein structure

Feeding 500+ People

Rachael Coleman
  • Rachael Coleman - Food
  • Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Research: Metallobiochemistry of nitrification enzymes
Seona Lee
  • Seona Lee - Food
  • Department: Comparative Biomedical Sciences
  • Research: The role and mechanisms of adult stem cells in tissue regeneration and injury repair in skin

Handouts and Important Infrastructure

Cybelle Tabilas
  • Cybelle Tabilas - Science Resources
  • Department: Immunology and Infectious Diseases
  • Research: CD8+ T cell development and survival
Jennifer Houtz
  • Jennifer Houtz - Science Resources
  • Department: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Research: The bidirectional relationship between gut microbiota and stress physiology
Neti Bhatt
  • Neti Bhatt - Facilities
  • Department: Physics
  • Research: Biophysics and soft matter physics
Connor Monticello
  • Connor Monticello - Transportation & Maps
  • Department: Biomedical Engineering
  • Research: Utilizing protein engineering and applying any subsequent technology to pharmaceutical development
Claire Lidston
  • Claire Lidston - T-shirts & Folders
  • Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Research: Catalyst development for polyester synthesis
Cheyenne Peltier
  • Cheyenne Peltier - Name Tags
  • Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Research: Making alkaline anion exchange membranes for fuel cells
Jesse Goodman
  • Jesse Goodman - Signs
  • Department: Computer Science
  • Research: Understanding the power of randomness in computation
Sarah Allen
  • Sarah Allen - Evaluations
  • Department: Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology
  • Research: Using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism to study the molecular events that occur during reproduction in order to control the spread of disease-bearing insects, such as mosquitoes

Faculty Support

Ritchie Patterson
  • Ritchie Patterson - Faculty Advisor
  • Department: Physics
  • Research: Experimental high energy physics

Administrative Support

Nevjinder Singhota