Speakers

 

Dr. Schulz became the 11th president of Washington State University and a tenured professor in the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering in June 2016. Prior to joining WSU, he served as a professor of chemical engineering at the University of North Dakota and at Michigan Tech; vice president of research and economic development at Mississippi State University; and president of Kansas State University. During his seven years at Kansas State, he led the university to its highest research ranking and a record high student enrollment. He is also the chair of the NCAA board of governors, a fellow of the American Society of Engineering Education, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  

Dr. Daniel J. Bernardo is the Provost and Executive Vice President of Washington State University, serving as the senior academic officer for the university and overseeing all academic activities. He served as Vice President for Agriculture and Extension and Dean of the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) from 2005-13, where he was responsible for administering teaching, research, and outreach programs in food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences. Prior to WSU, Dr. Bernardo was Professor and Department Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University from 1995-2005.  He earned his Ph.D. in agricultural economics at WSU and his B.S. in agricultural and managerial economics from the University of California-Davis.

Dr. John Schneider is an associate professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture.  Over the course of his 27 years at WSU, John has received the Reid Miller Teaching Excellence Award from the Voiland College and has been the EECS researcher of the year.  He is a recipient of the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award and was named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in recognition of his contributions to the field of computational electromagnetics.

 

Garrett Snedeker is from Ellensburg, Washington, and is majoring in Piano Performance. He spends a majority of his time practicing piano, doing homework, and entertaining anyone nearby with hilarious puns (or so he thinks). In his very small amount of free time, he enjoys hiking, juggling, listening to music, and reading books. After reflecting on his Freshman year, Garrett will be making adjustments to his amount of sleep (more) and consumption of Ben and Jerry’s (less).