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Center for Leadership & Ethics
VMI, Marshall Hall
500 Anderson Drive
Lexington, VA  24450

2013 Program

Click here to download 2013 Program
Click here to view presenter bios. (Current as of 11 September)

9:30am Registration Opens (Gallery)

10:30 – 11:55am Opening Session (Gillis Theater)

Welcoming Ceremonies – Posting of the Colors and National Anthem
Host: COL David Miller, Interim Director, VMI Center for Leadership and Ethics
Welcoming Remarks: BG Wane Schneiter, Deputy Superintendent for Academics, VMI
The Amazing Human Brain and Future Fontiers
Introductions: COL James Turner, Professor and Head, Biology, VMI
• Amy Bernard, Ph.D., Allen Institute for Brain Science
• William D. Casebeer, Ph.D., Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

12:00 – 12:45pm Buffet Lunch (Hall of Valor)
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Workshop Session A
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm Workshop Session B
4:00 – 5:00 pm Learning and the Brain (Gillis Theater)
Introduction: COL John Thompson, Ph.D., Professor and Head, Physics, VMI
Daniel Willingham, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia; author of “Why Don’t Students like School: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions about How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom” (Jossey Bass, 2010)
5:15 – 6:00 pm Book Signing with Dr. Willingham (Gillis Stage)

Attendees – Dinner on your own

7:00 – 8:00 am Buffet Breakfast (Hall of Valor)

8:00 am – 9:00 am VMI STEM Showcase (Gillis Theater)
Host: COL John Thompson, Professor and Department Head, Physics, VMI

• Applied Mathematics: Applied & Industrial Mathematics (AIM) Program: MAJ John David, Assistant Professor
• Biology: Academic Program Concentrations & Minors: COL Jim Turner, Professor and Head
• Chemistry: Liquid crystals: design and synthesis: COL Daren Timmons, Professor and Head
• Computer and Information Sciences: Cyber warfare in the classroom: Cadet Kitchen, User eye-tracking; COL Myke Gluck, Professor and Head
• Physics: Observational astronomy at VMI: LTC Gregory Topasna, Associate Professor 

9:15 am – 10:45am Workshop Session C - various locations on post, see pages two & three

11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Keynote Speaker (Cameron Hall)
Steve Spangler, Author, Teacher, Toy Designer and the Creator of a Huge Soda Mess
Introduction: Alyssa E. Ford, Regimental S5 Capt '14, Biology

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Buffet Lunch (Hall of Valor)

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Workshop Session D

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm Workshop Session E

4:30 – 5:30 pm Supper & remarks: COL Timmons, Professor and Head, Chemistry, VMI (Hall of Valor)