1. Education and Research
2. Clean Technology and Alternative Energy Sources
3. Climate Science
4. Waste Management
5. Air Quality
6. Land / Nature Preservation
7. Energy / Water Conservation
9. Green Chemistry
Snapshot of our
Keynote Speakers, Chief Guests, and Expert
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Martin J. Mulvihill
Dr. Martin J.
Mulvihill, Executive Director, Berkeley
Center for Green Chemistry, shared his
enthusiasm, passion for Green Chemistry, and
explained how Chemistry plays a very important
role in our daily lives.
Guest: Mr. Robert Hanna
Hanna, is the great-great-grandson
of the famous environmentalist John Muir! He
also shared about John Muir's childhood days as
an inventor! It was fascinating to learn about
John Muir's childhood days, and his passion for
conservation and innovation.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Daniel Zalles
Zalles presented about SRI
Environmental Science Instructional Solutions
- Center for Technology and Learning, SRI
International. He shared about the tools and
resources available for children to use for
their research on Climate Science.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Christopher Viney
Viney, Professor, School of Engineering,
UC Merced is a Pioneer in Biomimicry (New method
of Innovation) Dr. Viney explained the complex
materials in terms a lay audience could easily
understand. His factual presentation and
anecdotes, were all delivered interactively and
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robert Dunbar
Dr. Robert B.
Dunbar, Professor, Stanford University,
presented about Climate Dynamics, Oceanography,
Marine Ecology and allowed kids to actually
touch and feel the rare species of coral reef
that he had brought from the most remote part of
2012, and 2011: Topic "Save The Frogs" - Dr.
Dr. Kerry Kriger
is an ecologist, Founder, and Executive
Save The Frogs organization. He presented
about amphibians and their impacts on our
ecosystem, and shared how we could take action
to protect amphibians. His presentations are
always interactive and entertaining with sounds
2012: Topic: Biomimicry-Innovations Inspired by
Nature - Shanti Balaraman
Balaraman, President of Green Kids Now,
Inc., presented about Biomimicry, how it is
being used in industries, and also shared works
of other children and their research works in
Check out our Jr.
Scientists and Innovators Section!