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 28, 2018 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

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

Joshua Hinckley

Joshua Hinckley - Adult Panel/Keynote
Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Research: Examining the surface chemistry of metal oxide semiconductors for use in alternative fuel cells

Lauren Genova

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

Amnon Ortoll-Bloch

Amnon Ortoll-Bloch - Registration
Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Research: Elucidating the crystal growth mechanisms of hybrid lead halide perovskites

Nicole Spiegelman

Nicole Spiegelman - Registration
Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Research: Protein fatty acylation and the enzyme that regulate this protein modification

Thomas Wyse Jackson

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

Berit Goodge

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

Julia Proft

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

Arianna Gagnon

Arianna Gagnon - Workshops
Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Research: The regulatory role of the actin cytoskeleton in cell signaling using two model immune cell types

Advertising EYH and Communicating with Girls

Michelle Smeaton

Michelle Smeaton - Brochures and Publicity
Department: Materials Science and Engineering
Research Description: Electron microscopy and spectroscopy of nanoparticles

Darline Garibay

Darline Garibay - Diversity/Initial Contacts
Department: Comparative Biomedical Science
Research: Mechanisms by which bariatric surgery mitigates type 2 diabetes

Megan Daniels

Megan Daniels - Media Chair
Department: Plant-Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Research: Fungi that cause postharvest plant disease and that spoil food

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

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)

Michelle Kelly

Michelle Kelley - Website
Department: Physics
Research: Theoretical study of matter down to the atomic level using quantum-mechanical computational techniques

Michael Boucher

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

Grant Storey

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

Recruiting Volunteers

Sara Sirois

Sara Sirois - Buddies
Department: Crop and Soil Science
Research: The relationship between soil health and soil microbial communities, with a specific interest in organic agricultural systems

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

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner - Food
Department: Nutritional Sciences
Research: Evaluation of two novel community programs, Double Up Food Bucks and Cost-Offset Community Supported Agriculture, that are designed both to improve fruit and vegetable consumption in low-income households and to strengthen local agricultural economies.

Netta Vidavsky

Netta Vidavsky - Food
Department: Materials Science and Engineering
Research: Breast cancer microcalcification formation mechanisms

Rachael Cohn

Rachael Cohn - Volunteer Reception
Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Handouts and Important Infrastructure

Alexandra Van Hall-Beauvais

Alexandra Van Hall-Beauvais - Science Resources
Department: Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Research: Redox responses in zebrafish

Mohammed AlAmer

Mohammed AlAmer - Science Resources
Department: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Research: Developing graphene materials using model Taylor-Couette reactor

Estella Yee

Estella Yee - Facilities
Department: Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Research: Electron transfer mechanisms in cytochrome c peroxidase and LOV domain proteins

Seona Lee

Seona Lee - Bus/Transportation/Maps
Department: Comparative Biomedical Sciences

Cybelle Tabilas

Cybelle Tabilas - Folders & T-shirts
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

Hillis Johnson

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

Claire Lidston

Claire Lidston - Evaluations
Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Research: Catalyst development for polyester synthesis

Faculty Support

Dave Collum

Dave Collum - Financial Advisor
Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Research: Organolithium reagents

Joy Swanson

Joy Swanson - Faculty Advisor
Department: Nutritional Sciences

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

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