2012 Voices Annual Conference:



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A Networking Conference for
Students, Post-Docs, Faculty, and Professionals
in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Fields.

Saturday, February 11, 2012
Days Inn, State College, PA

Congratulations to the great success of Voices 2012. See you next year!


2012 voices schedule

Keynote Speaker:

  • Linda Quarles——Director, Nuclear Material Operations Division, DOE

Panelists and Speakers:

  • Lisa Brooks, Program Director, Genetic Variation Program in the Division of Extramural Research at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
  • Cheryl Knobloch, Associate Director, Office of Engineering Diversity, PSU
  • Peggy Lorah, Director, Center for Women Students, Affiliate Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, College Student Affairs, and Women's Studies, PSU
  • Peter Lyster, Program Director, Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, NIH/NIGM
  • Kamal Sharma, D.O., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Penn State Hershey Medical Group
  • Ellen Taricani, Lecturer in Communication Arts and Sciences, PSU
  • Mary Beth Williams, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Eberly College of Science, PSU
  • Bryan Wolcott, Head Coach and President, Restek Corporation
  • Bu Zhong, Assistant Professor of Journalism, Faculty Affiliate of the Media Effects Research Lab, College of Communications, PSU

Voices Co-chairs:

  • Kathryne Sparks (kjs361 at psu dot edu) — Ph.D. Candidate in Physics
  • Yinfei Li (ianyinfei at gmail dot com)— Ph.D. Candidate in Plant Pathology




The host hotel:

Days Inn State College

240 South Pugh Street
Phone: (814) 238-8454
Fax: (814) 237-1607
Email: sales@centrehotel.com

A complete listing of hotels in the State College area can be found here.

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Past programs:

Voices 2005
Voices 2007
Voices 2008
Voices 2009
Voices 2010
Voices 2011

Questions? Contact GWIS at psu.gwis@gmail.com