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
1985 Science Talent Search
1983 and 1984 International Science and Engineering Fair

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kevin Heller
Chief Medical Officer, NextCure
1989 Science Talent Search

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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