Organized by:

Maria Aiolova
Jessica Banks
Carlos Barrios
Ayah Bdeir
Andy Cavatorta
Alexander Felson
Marc Fornes
Dan Grushkin
Mitchell Joachim
Ellen Jorgensen
Heather Knight
Andrew Laska
Adam Lassy
Janna Levin
Zach Lieberman
Josh Lifton
Kelly Loudenberg
David Maestres
Mary Mattingly
Kyle McDonald
Oliver Medvedik
Walter Meyer
Dan Paluska
Matt Parker
Amanda Parkes
James Patten
Andrew Personette
Marc Schwartz
Pablo Souto
Jenna Spevack
Richard The
Matt Tyson
Jason Vigneri-Beane
Bill Washabaugh
Christopher Woebken
Peter Yeadon


Marc Alt
Marcel Botha
Alison Chernick.
Ryan Chin
Jerome Chou
Carol Coletta
Margaret Crawford
Dickson Despommier
Daniel D'Oca
Bill Dunster
Alexander Felson
Joseph Grima
Deb Johnson
Bruce Lindsey
Yanni A. Loukissas,
Thomas E. Lovejoy
Geoff Manaugh
Victoria Marshall
Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky
James Patten
John Peterson
Mathan Ratinam
Frank Ruchala
Margie Ruddick
Michael S. Silver
Jason Vigneri-Beane
Joanna Underwood
Johanne Woodcock
Heather Wooftery
Mimi Zeiger

Ellen Jorgensen, PhD
Ellen Jorgensen is a scientist and educator whose work focuses on increasing science literacy in both student and adult populations. She is the co-founder and president of Genspace, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting citizen science and access to biotechnology. In December 2010 Genspace opened the first-ever community biotechnology laboratory in Brooklyn, New York, offering hands-on courses to the public, providing extracurricular experiences for students, and encouraging scientific entrepreneurship, particularly in the fields of molecular and synthetic biology. Jorgensen teaches courses and workshops at Genspace, and is involved in numerous collaborations with educational outreach organizations aimed at developing and implementing better science education at the middle school, high school, and undergraduate level. Dr. Jorgensen received her Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from the Sackler Institute at New York University School of Medicine in 1987, and went on to continue her research in protein structure/function at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn. Since then she has held numerous positions in the biotechnology industry and biomedical research-based nonprofits. From 2001 to 2009 she was Director of Biomarker Discovery and Development at Vector Research, where she led a group searching for early biomarkers of tobacco-related lung disease. She is presently an adjunct faculty member at New York Medical College.