S-STEM Speakers and Talks

Time and Location:

12:10-12:50pm, Monday April 16, 2018 in SN227  

Pizza and drinks will be provided


Mr. Greg Sager

Manager of Software Engineers


Talk Title: SCRUM vs Kanban: The Pros and Cons Based on Use at Experient


Previous Speakers and Talks

Time and Location:

4:10-5:00pm, Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in SN 338  

Pizza and drinks will be provided


Dr. Jason Best
Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics & Observatory Director
Director of Strategic Research Initiatives

Shepherd University

Talk Title: Time and Task Wait for No One - Click for Flyer

Time and Location:

2:10-2:50pm, Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in SS 202   


Mr. Brady Myers, Volvo Group Trucks Operations

Project & Prcoess Implementation Manager

Talk Title: Information Technology Alignment with Business Operations - Click for Flyer


Time and Location:

10:00-10:40am, Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in SN 332


Mr. Stephan Hockley, Network Administration Support Staff

The Veterans Health Administration in Martinsburg, WV 

Talk Title: High Risk, High Rewards - Finding Opportunity and Success Outside of Your Comfort Zone  - Click for Flyer

Time and Location:

Section 1: 10:30-11:00am, Friday Oct 27, 2017 in BY202
Section 2: 11:10-11:40am, Friday Oct 27, 2017 in SN331    


Dr. Elsa Mangiarua, Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Marshall University
                                    Director, the WV-INBRE Summer Research Program

Talk Title: Opportunities at the WV-INBRE Summer Research Program - Click for Flyer


Time and Location: 11:10am-12pm, Friday, October 6th, 2017 in SN 338      


Mr. Reid Carper, AI Developer, Accenture-Digital 

Talk Title:  Consulting, AI/Machine Learning, and Perspective  - Click for Flyer

Time and Location: 3:10-4pm, Wednesday April 12, 2017 in SN 338      


Mr. Greg Sager

Manager of Software Engineers, Experient 

Talk Title: Real World Application of the SDLC 
 - Click for Flyer

Time and Location: 12:10 - 1:00 pm, Monday March 27, 2017  in SS 310      


Dr. Frank Linton

Retired Artificial Intelligence Engineer 

Talk Title: Data Analytics for Honey Bee Health  - Click for Flyer

Time and Location: 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Thursday September 29, 2016 in SN 338    


Dr. Brandi Toliver

Academic Program Manager

Office of International and Academic Affairs

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Talk Title: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship - Click for Flyer

Time and Location: 11:00 - 12:15 pm, Thursday September 15, 2016 in SN 229    


Mr. John deGruyter

Vulnerability Discovery and Analysis (VDA) Labs

Talk Title: Networking, Security, and Job Opportunities

Time and Location: 2-2:40 pm, Thursday, April 14, 2016 in SN 227    


Mr. E. James Harner

Department of Statistics, West Virginia University

Talk Title: What Does a Data Scientist Do?

Time and Location: 3:00-4:00 pm, Tuesday, April 19, 2016 in SN 338 with Robotics demo 12-3pm.     


Mr. Brady Myers

Systems Engineer

Acknowledgements: This talk is sponsored by the NSF S-STEM grant (DUE-1259713).



Time and Location: 2:10-3:00 pm, Friday October 30th, 2015 in SN 227    


Mr. Heath Mentzer

Software Engineer

Digital Receiver Technology, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boeing 

Talk Title: Do's and Don'ts Pursuing Your First Job after Graduating ... and Beyond

Time and Location: 1:00-1:40pm, Thursday September 24, 2015 in SN 229   


Mr. Reid Carper

Application Developer DCF-FSFN

IBM Analytics-Federal

Talk Title: Consulting With IBM

Time and Location: 12:10 - 12:50 pm, Monday August 24, 2015 in SS312   


Dr. Yan Wu, Professor

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Georgia Southern University, GA

Talk Title: Control of Dynamical Systems with Uncertainties with a Luenberger Observer

Time and Location: 2:30-3:00 pm, Friday April 24, 2015 in SN 227   


Mr. Matthew Tark

Talk Title: Preparing for What’s Next with Open Arms

Time and Location: 4:10-4:40 pm, Monday April 13, 2015 in SN 227   


Mr. Philipp Corbett

Staff Operations Specialist (SOS), Federal Bureau of Investigation   

Talk Title: Law Enforcement (LE) In Cyberspace

Time and Location: 2:10-3 pm, Friday, February 20, 2015 in SN 227  


Professor J. Mark Pullen

George Mason University  

Talk Title: Plugfesting: Rapid/Agile Web Application Development

Time and Location: 4:30-5:10 pm, Wednesday, January 28, 2015 in BY 108  


Rick Howard

Chief Security Officer at Palo Alto Networks 

Talk Title: The Essence of Hactivism

Time and Location: 4:30-5:10 pm, Tuesday, January 27, 2015 @ SN338   


Mr. William Von Alt 

Solutions Engineering Manager

Splunk Inc.

Talk Title: Demystifying Big Data

Time and Location: 1:10-2 pm, Monday November 17, 2014 @ SN226  


Dr. Iyad Ajwa
Professor and Chair
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Ashland University, Ohio 

Talk Title: The Butterfly Theorem: An Automated Proof

Time and Location: 3:15-4 pm, Thursday November 13, 2014 @ SS312 


Dr. James Sellers
Professor and Director
Undergraduate Studies
Department of Mathematics
Penn State University

Talk Title: Revisiting What Euler and the Bernoullis Knew About Convergent Infinite Series

Time and Location: 4:10-5 pm, Wednesday October 29, 2014 @  BY108 


Steven Lietuvnikas, USCG
Enrico ‘Rick’ Caruso, USCG
Tammi Bonacorda, USCG

Talk Title: Opportunities at the US Coast Guard

Time and Location: 2:10-2:50pm, Thursday September 11, 2014 @ SS209 


Dr. Scott Kiefer
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
York College of Pennsylvania

Talk Title: Engineering Tomorrow’s World 

Time and Location: 2-3 pm Friday March 21, 2014 @ BY108


Dr.  Seung-yun Kim
Assistant Professor and First Year Coordinator of Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
School of Engineering
The College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ 08628-0718

Talk Title: Be Successful in STEM fields: Learning, Careers, Future and … Hakuna Matata

Time and Location: 3:30-4:30pm Tuesday March 25, 2014 @ BY108


Mr. Chip DiBerardino
General Dynamics Land Systems
Westminster, MD  21157

Talk Title: Introduction to Technologies for Intelligent Robotics

  - What’s a robot?
  - Why are we interested in robots?
  - What are the parts of an autonomous robot?
  - Open loop vs Closed loop control
  - Different levels of autonomy
  - Perception/sensing (radar, laser, vision, stereo vision)
  - Decision making (understanding of the world, planning)
  - Mobility (executing the plan)
            - Robot types (vehicular, humanoid, non-humanoid)

Time and Location: 2-3pm Wednesday April 9, 2014 @ BY108


Dr. David J. Klinke
Associate Professor - Department of Chemical Engineering
Adjunct Associate Professor - Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Cell Biology
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6102

Talk Title: A Quantitative Systems Perspective on Cancer, Immunoevasion, and Somatic Evolution


Mr. Enrico Caruso (CTR)
APLES Portfolio Manager
USCG Operations Systems Center

Time and location: 4-5pm Wednesday Oct. 23, 2013 @ BY108

Talk title: Support Technical Services


Mr. Matthew Alt
Cyber Systems Research Associate, MIT Lincoln Labs

Time and location: 3:10-4pm, Thursday February 6, 2014 @ BY 108

Talk title: Embedded Systems in Security: An Introduction to Reverse Engineering