2017 Event Speakers

Paul Selby - Products, Solutions, and Applications division of LGS Innovations - Speaker at the STEM Symposium

Paul Selby

Products, Solutions, and Applications division of LGS Innovations

Paul Selby serves as President of the Products, Solutions, and Applications division of LGS Innovations, with responsibility for solutions development, sales, pre-sales technical support, sales engineering and P&L within PSA. Mr. Selby and his team have responsibility for supporting all DoD and Civilian Agencies, providing solutions based on best-in-class LGS, Alcatel-Lucent, and Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise communications…

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Linda Braun, Vice President of the Photonics Research and Development Department at LGS Innovations - Speaker at the STEM Symposium

Linda Braun

Vice President of the Photonics Research and Development Department at LGS Innovations

Dr. Linda Braun serves as Vice President of the Photonics Research and Development Department at LGS Innovations, and is responsible for approximately 40 scientists and engineers working on optical subsystems for communications, imaging, and sensing applications. Dr. Braun has worked with LGS Innovations heritage companies Lucent Technologies and Bell Labs since 1999. In 2000, she…

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Ray Ivie - LGS Innovations President, Engineering & Integration Services Group - Speaker at the STEM Symposium

Ray Ivie

President of the Engineering, Integration, and Services (EIS) Group at LGS Innovations

Ray Ivie is Group President of the Engineering, Integration, and Services (EIS) Group at LGS Innovations. Mr. Ivie’s teams are responsible for the development and deployment of communications and processing solutions for governments, critical infrastructure operators, and large commercial enterprises and direct mission support services for intelligence operations. Mr. Ivie’s career spans 23 years of…

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Adalene “Nene” Spivy, Executive Director of The Children's Science Center

Adalene “Nene” Spivy

Executive Director of The Children's Science Center

Adalene “Nene” Spivy has led the Children’s Science Center since 2010, during which the Center has served over 150,000 children, families and educators through community outreach programs and at its first operating site at Fair Oaks Mall that opened in 2015. Nene oversees all aspects of the Center operations and leads the effort to build…

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Michael L. Orr, Director of Systems Engineering Directorate, NRO

Michael L. Orr

Director of Systems Engineering Directorate, NRO

In August 2014, Michael Orr was assigned as the Director, System Engineering Directorate. Mr. Orr became a civilian employee of the NRO in March 2002. Since then he has been assigned a variety of positions ranging from project manager for the development of both ground and satellite systems, the Chief of Staff, Office of the…

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Lawrence J. DeLucas, O.D., Ph.D., D.Sc. (Hon)

Lawrence J. DeLucas, O.D., Ph.D., D.Sc. (Hon)

Principal Scientist at the Aerospace Corporation

Dr. DeLucas is a Principal Scientist at the Aerospace Corporation.  He was previously a Professor in the School of Optometry, Senior Scientist and Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center X-ray Core Facility, and Director of the Center for Structural Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  Dr. DeLucas received five degrees from UAB…

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Kevin Kelly, CEO of LGS Innovations

Kevin Kelly

CEO of LGS Innovations

As Chief Executive Officer of LGS Innovations, Kevin Kelly oversees the development and implementation of the company’s strategy while ensuring each of the associated corporate centers are operating in accordance with the long- and short-term objectives of that plan. Mr. Kelly brings more than 20 years of experience to LGS Innovations in the areas of…

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Barbara Comstock, Representative (R-VA 10th District)

Barbara Comstock

Representative (R-VA 10th District)

Barbara Comstock was re-elected to her second term in November of 2016 to represent Virginia’s 10th Congressional District (Loudoun County, Clarke County, Frederick County, and parts of Fairfax County and Prince William County as well as the Cities of Winchester, Manassas Park, and Manassas City).  This was Barbara’s sixth electoral victory in eight years including…

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Aaditya Singh , Student at MIT

Aaditya Singh

Aaditya Singh is a rising MIT Freshman, with strong interests in mathematics, computer science, and chemistry. Currently a sophomore at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), he pursues his interests through advanced coursework, extracurricular STEM activities, and summer internships. Aaditya has fostered his interest in STEM through many TJ courses such as…

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Congressman Gerald E. Connolly

Congressman Gerald E. Connolly

11th District of Virginia

Congressman Gerald E. “Gerry” Connolly is serving his fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia’s 11th District, which includes Fairfax County, Prince William County, the towns of Dumfries and Herndon, and the City of Fairfax in Northern Virginia. Prior to his 2008 election to Congress, Connolly served 14 years on the Fairfax…

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Edward Swallow, Vice President of Vaeros, a division of the Aerospace Corporation

Edward Swallow

Vice President of Vaeros

Edward Swallow is vice president of Vaeros, a division of The Aerospace Corporation that combines deep technical expertise with industry-leading innovation to help our customers solve some of the world’s most complex systems engineering and integration challenges in high consequence environments. Swallow was appointed to this position in May 2015. Swallow directs all civil and…

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Ken Nysmith, Headmaster of Nysmith School for the Gifted

Ken Nysmith

Headmaster of Nysmith School for the Gifted

Mr. Ken Nysmith is the Head of School for the Nysmith School for the Gifted, a leader in elementary and middle school STEM education.  Many families have moved from around the Country specifically for their children to attend the school because of the fun hands on approach and progressive curriculum. The Nysmith School has been…

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Past Event Speakers

Congressman Gerald E. Connolly
Congressman Gerald E. Connolly11th District of Virginia
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Tina HarringtonDirector Signals Intelligence Systems Acquisition, National Reconnaissance Office
Official portrait of Donald James at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015.
Donald G. JamesAssociate Administrator for Education, NASA
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Scott SettarProgram Manager, Technology and Engineering Education and STEAM Integration, Fairfax County Public Schools
Pooja Chandrashekar - 2016 STEM Symposium Speaker
Pooja ChandrashekarStudent, Researcher, Speaker, and Social Entrepreneur
Dr Sandy Magnus -2016 STEM Symposium Speaker
Dr. Sandy MagnusFormer Astronaut - Executive Director American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Eric Schierling, Former Fighter Pilot and Program Director at Vencore - 2016 STEM Symposium Speaker
Eric SchierlingFormer Top Gun Pilot - Director, Space Group Vencore, Inc.
Edward Swallow, Vice President of Vaeros, a division of the Aerospace Corporation
Edward SwallowVice President of Vaeros
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Kritika SinghCEO of Malaria Free World
Ken Nysmith, Headmaster of Nysmith School for the Gifted
Ken NysmithHeadmaster of Nysmith School for the Gifted
JD KathuriaFounder & CEO of WashingtonExec Inc
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