National Leadership Council

The National Leadership Council is composed of alumni leaders from Society for Science & the Public’s science competitions and represents diverse ages, demographic groups, geographic regions, professions, and discipline areas. The Council members serve three-year terms.

Vision Statement:

The vision for the Council is to promote  Society for Science & the Public’s goals and its alumni’s achievements to the world at large, and to create a spirit of unity and support among Society constituencies. Accordingly, the Council seeks to:

  • Build engagement among Society constituencies, including: alumni, members, supporters and friends
  • Provide interested volunteers with rewarding opportunities to serve the Society
  • Establish lifelong relationships between constituents and the Society

 


William J. Bencze
Software Engineering Manager, Apple
Science Talent Search 1985
International Science and Engineering Fair 1983 and 1984

Adam Bly
Founder & CEO, System
Former VP Data at Spotify
International Science and Engineering Fair 1998

David Bray
Inaugural Director, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center
Executive Director, Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technologies and Data
Science Talent Search 1996
International Science and Engineering Fair 1993, 1994 and 1995

Rob Chang
Founder, Iliotech Software Services
Co-founder & CTO, Gearcloud Labs
Science Talent Search 1980

Michael Colsher
Head of Quantitative Trading, HAP LLC
Science Talent Search 1997

Shantanu Gaur
Co-founder and CEO, Allurion Technologies
International Science and Engineering Fair 2003 and 2004

Eden Full Goh
Founder and CEO, Mobot
International Science and Engineering Fair 2007 and 2008

Michelle Hackman
Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
Science Talent Search 2011

Kevin Heller
Executive Vice President Research and Development, Jasper Therapeutics
Science Talent Search 1989

David Holz
CTO & Co-Founder, Leap Motion, now Ultraleap
International Science and Engineering Fair 2006

Elyse Hope
Section Manager, Health, Genome British Columbia
Science Talent Search 2006
International Science and Engineering Fair 2004, 2005 and 2006
Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge 2002

Scott Duke Kominers
MBA Class of 1960 Associate Professor, Harvard Business School
Faculty Affiliate, Department of Economics, Harvard University
Science Talent Search 2005
International Science and Engineering Fair 2005

Meredith M. Lee
Executive Director, West Big Data Innovation Hub
International Science and Engineering Fair 2000

Michael Li
Founder and CEO, The Data Incubator
Science Talent Search 2003
International Science and Engineering Fair 2003

Divya Nag
Director of Health, Apple
Science Talent Search 2009
International Science and Engineering Fair 2007 and 2009

Willie T. Reaves Jr.
Director of Partnering Products & Services, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
International Science and Engineering Fair 2007 and 2008

Anna-Katrina Shedletsky
Founder and CEO, Instrumental
Science Talent Search 2004
International Science and Engineering Fair 2003 and 2004

Rajen Sheth
Vice President, Google Cloud AI and Industry Solutions, Google
Science Talent Search 1994
International Science and Engineering Fair 1992, 1993 and 1994

Ramji Srinivasan
Independent Consultant; Co-founder & former CEO, Counsyl
International Science and Engineering Fair 1999

Nevin Summers
Executive Director, MIT Synthetic Biology Center
Science Talent Search 1967
International Science and Engineering Fair 1965, 1966 and 1967

Sheel Tyle
Founder and CEO, Amplo
International Science and Engineering Fair 2006, 2007 and 2008
Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge 2005

Nina Vasan
Founder and Executive Director, Brainstorm: The Stanford Lab for Mental Health Innovation
Chief Medical Officer, Real
Science Talent Search 2002
International Science and Engineering Fair 2002

Afton Vechery
CEO and Co-founder, Modern Fertility
Science Talent Search 2007
International Science and Engineering Fair 2005