2017 Global Learning Colloquium on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Design Presenters

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Peter C. Falcon
Peter C. Falcon is a NASA earth science education and communication specialist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Peter has worked for NASA for over 21 years. He is the education and communications lead for the QuikSCAT mission, RapidScat mission and the JPL lead for the CloudSat mission. He is a GLOBE Partner and trainer working closely with both domestic and international schools; and helps to establish new GLOBE schools by conducting educational workshops. Peter is the blogs co-lead for the GLOBE El Nino Student Research Campaign.


Christopher LaPrade
Christopher LaPrade is the manager of international activities for the American Chemical Society (ACS). LaPrade directs a number of programs that enhance the society’s international collaborations and partnerships, as well as its international education initiatives, including the ACS International Research Experiences for Undergraduates (IREU) program and ACS International Center. Additionally, he serves as a liaison to science-related civil society and diplomacy initiatives. LaPrade joined ACS from the Society for Neuroscience where he managed the organization’s global activities and partnerships, specifically training programs in Latin America and Europe. His interest in international education started as an American studies and English instructor and translator in Aachen, Germany. LaPrade is a recent graduate of Georgetown University’s International Business Management certificate program. He holds a bachelor's degree in international affairs and political science from The Florida State University, where he also had the opportunity to study in Dresden, Germany.

Frank J. Lee, PhD
Frank J. Lee is an associate professor of digital media in the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design at Drexel University, with appointments in psychology, computer science, and biomedical engineering. Lee received his PhD in cognitive psychology in 2000 from Carnegie Mellon University, and his BA in cognitive science in 1994 from the University of California-Berkeley. Lee co-founded Drexel's Game Design Program in 2008, currently ranked as one of the top 10 best game design programs in the United States. He is also the founding director of the Entrepreneurial Game Studio at Drexel University, a unique university initiative to teach students entrepreneurship by helping them to form their own game companies. His past projects have won national and international awards and recognition, and have received extensive media coverage. His most recent project, Skyscraper Tetris, was mentioned in more than 1,500 news stories worldwide with an estimated 2.2 billion views. It was also recognized as a Guinness World Record as the "Largest Architectural Videogame Display." He was selected as one of the "50 Most Admirable Gaming People of 2014" by Polygon, and one of the "Smartest People in Philadelphia" by Philadelphia Magazine in 2012.

Michael K. J. Milligan, PHD, PE, CAE
Michael K. J. Milligan, PHD, PE, CAE is executive director and CEO of ABET, a nonprofit organization that accredits nearly 3,700 college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology located in 30 countries. In this role, Milligan leads a full-time staff in Baltimore, Maryland, supporting the operations of over 2,200 accreditation experts. Milligan is responsible for all aspects of ABET’s global operations and reports directly to the Board of Directors, comprised of members appointed by ABET’s 35 member societies. Milligan earned a PhD from The University of Texas at Austin, an MSE from the University of Massachusetts, and a BS from Michigan State University—all in electrical engineering. He also earned an MBA from Western New England College. Milligan is a senior member of IEEE, a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and a registered professional engineer (PE) in Colorado and Maryland.

Rajiv Uttamchandani
Rajiv Uttamchandani is an astrophysicist, human rights activist, social entrepreneur, educator, and motivational speaker. He is the founder and chairman of several organizations that offer a multifaceted approach to addressing violence against women around the world: the International STEM Society for Human Rights, the H.E.R. (Humanity Education & Rights) Conferences, the International H.E.R. Clubs, and the H.E.R. Journal. Uttamchandani regularly travels across continents and countries, giving talks at public and private venues, stressing on the necessity of gender equality, on women empowerment, and on promoting human rights as a career choice. Uttamchandani is Indian by nationality and was born and initially raised in Ormoc City, Philippines. He spent most of his young adulthood in Hong Kong, China. He currently resides in Los Angeles and has obtained his BS and MS degrees in astrophysics and physics, respectively, from California State University-Northridge.

Brian M. Winn
Brian M. Winn is the director of the games for entertainment and learning lab and an associate professor in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University (MSU). Winn designs, creates, and researches interactive media. Winn’s expertise is in designing “meaningful play” that combine games and serious objectives. Winn’s award-winning work has been presented, exhibited, and experienced around the world. Winn is an accomplished teacher who became an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2001 and a Lilly Teaching Fellow in 2005. Winn taught the first game design course at MSU in 2000 and helped grow that one course into the top-rated MSU Game Design and Development Program. Winn helped found and co-chairs the International Conference on Meaningful Play; serves as a member of the Michigan Film and Digital Media Office Advisory Council; and is a faculty adviser of the MSU SpartaSoft student game developers group.