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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 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

Conference Chair

Berit Goodge
  • Berit Goodge (she/her)
  • Department: Applied Physics
  • Research: Using high-resolution electron microscopy to study the materials that make up the world around us at the atomic scale

Fundraising

Kara Zielinski
  • Kara Zielinski (she/her)
  • Department: Biophysics
  • Research: I use high power X-rays to study the movement of proteins

Finance

Rachael Cohn
  • Rachael Cohn (she/her)
  • Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Research: Understanding organic solar cell materials by studying charge recombination through the use of electric force microscopy

Website

Nathan London
  • Nathan London (he/they)
  • Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Research: Studying electron transfer reactions in solar cell materials using computer simulations

Workshops

Shelby Shankel
  • Shelby Shankel (she/her)
  • Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Research: Controlling how molecules orient relative to each other as they react to make long chains, called polymers, and understanding how this order changes the properties of the resulting plastics
Cassidy Malone
  • Cassidy Malone (she/her)
  • Department: Psychology (Behavioral and Evolutionary Neuroscience)
  • Research: I'm interested in understanding the communicative significance of vocalizations during important social interactions in mice
Jack Crowley
  • Jack Crowley (he/him)
  • Department: Applied and Engineering Physics
  • Research: I develop technology to study how DNA is organized in the nucleus of cancer cells

Adult Panel and Keynote

Connor Monticello
  • Connor Monticello
  • Department: Biomedical Engineering
  • Research: Engineering of cellular proteins for theraputic purposes
Jenna Todero
  • Jenna Todero (she/her)
  • Department: Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology
  • Research: I'm trying to uncover how certain environmental toxins induce type 2 diabetes
Ky'ara Carr
  • Ky'ara Carr (she/her)
  • Department: Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Research: My research focuses on how meiosis is regulated at the molecular and cellular level

Lab Tours and Demos

Eric Hebert
  • Eric Hebert (he/him)
  • Department: Applied and Engineering Physics
  • Research: Biomedical optics, such as multiphoton microscopy of the brain
Vaibhav Sharma
  • Vaibhav Sharma (he/him)
  • Department: Physics
  • Research: I study what a bunch of atoms can do when they are cooled to temperatures much colder than even outer space

Diversity and Outreach

Fiona Mukherjee
  • Fiona Mukherjee (she/her)
  • Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Research: I am interested in making soft materials do interesting things like identifying and collecting microplastics from aquatic environments
Lia Chen
  • Lia Chen (she/her)
  • Department: Psychology/Neuroscience
  • Research: Brain imaging to study the biological bases of aging and neurodegenerative diseases

Accessibility and Transportation

Emily Stump
  • Emily Stump (she/her)
  • Department: Physics
  • Research: I study group-work dynamics in physics lab classes, with the goal of promoting equitable experiences for women

Brochure and Publicity

Ayushi Tripathi
  • Ayushi Tripathi (she/her)
  • Department: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Research: Designing liquid crystal based sensors for detecting gas phase analytes
Ananya Anmangandla
  • Ananya Anmangandla (she/her)
  • Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Research: Studying the activity and function of various enzymes that install post-translational modifications.

Buddies and Volunteers

Danielle Markovich
  • Danielle Markovich (she/her)
  • Department: Applied and Engineering Physics
  • Research: Electron microscopy of fuel cell membranes
Anna Ringuette
  • Anna Ringuette (she/her)
  • Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Research: I'm interested in making plastics that are better for the environment

Social Media and Promotion

Neti Bhatt
  • Neti Bhatt (she/her)
  • Department: Physics
  • Research: I am interested in studying how proteins move and work
Meagan Sundstrom
  • Meagan Sundstrom (she/her)
  • Department: Physics
  • Research: My research is focused on physics students' learning at the introductory level. I am currently analyzing how students approach problems during physics labs and how students form social networks with their peers in lab courses

Registration

Kath Landgren
  • Kath Landgren (she/her)
  • Department: Center for Applied Mathematics
  • Research: I work on mathematical models of planetary atmospheres to help astronomers interpret observations from telescopes
Virginia McGhee
  • Virginia McGhee (she/her)
  • Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Research: My work focuses on understanding how solar materials work using electric force microscopy
Cheyenne Peltier
  • Cheyenne Peltier (she/her)
  • Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Research: Synthesis of materials for clean energy production

Evaluations

Florian Theuss
  • Florian Theuss (he/him)
  • Department: Physics
  • Research: Using ultrasound to measure quantum materials at low temperatures and high magnetic fields

Food

Destiny Van
  • Destiny Van (she/her)
  • Department: Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Research: I use both cell and mouse models to investigate the role of the mitochondrial enzyme Sirtuin5 (SIRT5) in promoting breast cancer metabolism and metastasis

Nametags

Abby Leung
  • Abby Leung (she/her)
  • Department: Physics

Folders, T-shirts, and Printing

Jenny Hu
  • Jenny Hu (she/her)
  • Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Research: I’m interested in designing new catalysts to make better plastics

Facilities

Kathleen Smith
  • Kathleen Smith (she/her)
  • Department: Applied and Engineering Physics
  • Research: Materials for high power, energy efficient electronic devices

Faculty Advisor

RitchiePatterson
  • Ritchie Patterson (she/her)
  • Department: Physics
  • Research: Hunting for the dark matter that fills our universe