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 27, 2019 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

Lilliana Morris

Lilliana Morris - Conference Chair
Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Research: Controlling stereochemistry in the polymerization of epoxides

Berit Goodge

Berit Goodge - Conference Co-chair
Department: Applied Physics
Research: Electron microscopy and spectroscopy of oxides and correlated materials

Aran Hubbell

Aran Hubbell - Finance
Department: Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Research: Regioselective carbonylation of epoxides for the production of difficult-to-access aldol products critical to natural product synthesis

Nicole Wiles

Nicole Wiles - Fundraising & Programming
Department: Materials Science and Engineering
Research: Understanding plastic deformation mechanisms in oxide glasses

Maura O'Neill

Maura O’Neill - Adult Panel/Keynote
Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Research: Optimization and integration of electrostatic actuation mechanisms in soft robotics systems

NikoGrupen

Niko Grupen - Adult Panel/Keynote
Department: Computer Science
Research: Building "common sense" agents/robots that can learn and reason in unstructured environments

Thomas Wyse Jackson

Thomas Wyse Jackson - Registration
Department: Physics
Research: Verifying mechanical models of articular cartilage

Rachael Cohn

Rachael Cohn - Registration
Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Irena Pabst

Irena Pabst - Registration
Department: Center for Applied Mathematics
Research: Mathematical modelling of human systems, mathematical epidemiology, human behavior

Julia Proft

Julia Proft - Workshops
Department: Computer Science
Research: Human-robot interaction

Michelle Smeaton

Michelle Smeaton - Workshops
Department: Materials Science and Engineering
Research: Electron microscopy and spectroscopy of nanoparticles

Ida DiMucci

Ida DiMucci - Workshops
Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Research: X-ray Spectroscopic Investigation of Catalytically Relevant First Row Transition Metals

Advertising EYH and Communicating with Girls

Ananya Anmangandla

Ananya Anmangandla - Brochures & Publicity
Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Research: Determination of the biochemical mechanism intracellular role of the novel copper containing lysyl oxidase like enzyme family members.

Mohammed AlAmer

Mohammed AlAmer - Initial Contacts & Diversity
Department: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Research: Developing graphene materials using model Taylor-Couette reactor

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

Suze Colt

Suze Colt - Social Media
Department: Division of Nutritional Sciences, International Nutrition
Research: Nutrient deficiencies and the immune response to acute febrile illnesses among children in coastal Ecuador

Renee Sifri

Renee Sifri - Outreach Chair
Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Research: Making plastics that are easier to process while maintaining their valuable properties (i.e. strength)

Grant Storey

Grant Storey - Website
Department: Computer Science
Research: Computational Analysis of Classical Languages (Greek and Latin)

Michael Boucher

Michael Boucher - Website
Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Research: Signal processing and new sample preparation techniques for nanoscale magnetic resonance imaging

Recruiting Volunteers

Hillis Johnson

Hillis Johnson - Buddies
Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Research: Design and synthesis of solid polymer electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries

Kara Andres

Kara Andres - Volunteer Recruitment
Department: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Research: Species invasions in stream ecosystems

Feeding 500+ People

Rachael Coleman

Rachael Coleman - Food
Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Research: Synthesis and characterization of cytochrome P460 active site mimics and metallobiochemistry of ammonia monooxygenase

Seona Lee

Seona Lee - Food
Department: Comparative Biomedical Sciences

Handouts and Important Infrastructure

Cybelle Tabilas

Cybelle Tabilas - Science Resources
Department: Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Research: Understanding the cell intrinsic differences between neonatal and adult T cells that cause neonates to mount inappropriate and ineffective responses against infections

Jennifer Houtz

Jennifer Houtz - Science Resources
Department: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Research: The bidirectional relationship between gut microbiota and stress physiology

Pragya Shah

Pragya Shah - Facilities
Department: Weill Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology
Research: Cancer cell migration during cancer metastasis and its impact on DNA damage

Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith - Buses & Transportation
Department: Applied & Engineering Physics
Research: Solid state physics and device engineering

Claire Lidston

Claire Lidston - T-shirts & Folders
Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Research: Catalyst development for polyester synthesis

Yash Joshi

Yash Joshi - Signs
Department: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Research: Synthesis of Silicon/Graphite/Graphene hybrid anode by gas assisted electrospraying for next generation Lithium ion batteries

Lauren Genova

Lauren Genova - Evaluations
Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Research: Studying metal efflux protein pumps in bacteria at the single-molecule level

Faculty Support

Ritchie Patterson

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

Administrative Support

Nevjinder Singhota

Nevjinder Singhota
Educational Outreach Director
Cornell Center for Materials Research