STEM Conference

STEM Conference 2021 Podcast
This year's STEM Conference will be held virtually through a series of podcast episodes featuring the guest scientists discussing a range of topics including space exploration, climate change, and artificial intelligence. Podcast episodes will be released regularly and you can subscribe through Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Podcast Episodes

Episode 1: Space Exploration featuring:
  • Kathryn Leuders, Associate Administrator of the Human Exploration and Operations Missions at NASA
  • Rubik Sheth, Deputy Chief of Thermal Systems Branch at NASA
  • Joalda Morancy, student at University of Chicago and intern at NASA’s JPL
Click here to download audio file of this episode.

Hosted by Jeremy Yu ’22

Past Guests

Alan Katz ~ Former Chief Technology Officer of ES Xplore Inc
Naia Butler-Craig ~ Aerospace Engineering PhD student and GEM Fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology; NASA Pathways Intern
Jodi Cooley ~ Assistant Professor at SMU, dark matter research
Murat Çobanoğlu ~ Distinguished Fellow at the Lyda Hill Department of Bioinformatics at U.T. Southwestern Medical Center, computational drug discovery

Wyatt Smith ~ Head of Business Development for Uber Elevate
Gideon Powell ~ Co-Founder and CEO of Autonomous Crypto Corp.
Taft Armandroff ~ Professor of Astronomy at UT Austin
Desha Harris-Henderson ~ Radiation Oncologist at Baylor University Medical Center

Dr. Rhonda Bassel-Duby ~ Department of Molecular Biology at UT Southwestern Medical Center
Karen Morton ~ Collections Manager, Perot Museum of Nature and Science)
Bill Woodburn ~ Founding Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners

Jeremy Ginsberg ’96 ~ Software Engineer; Former VP of Engineering at Twitter
Will Ferenc ’09 ~ Lead Sensors Development Engineer, SpaceX
Amy Patrick ~ Forensic Engineer
Lydia Pyne ~ Science Writer and Historian

Mark Stevens ’05 ~ Software Engineer, Google
Dr. Chess Stetson ’97 ~ CEO, Helynx, Inc.
Dr. Bradford Hirsch ’87 ~ Oncologist; Senior Medical Director, Flatiron Health; Co-Founder, SignalPath Research
Dr. Gary Weinstein ~ Chief of Pulmonary/Critical Care, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
Carl Zimmer ~ Science writer, New York Times contributor

Anna Kuchment ~ Scientific Journalist
Dr. Max Klein ’00, Ph.D. ~ CTO of SCI Technology, Inc.,
Heather Olins ~ Ph.D. Candidate at Harvard's Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

2014 Conference Guests
Dr. Brett Giroir ~ Biomedical Researcher
Dr. Michael Gould ~ Agricultural Engineer
Dr. David Genecov ’82 ~ Craniofacial and Cosmetic surgeon
Dr. Alan Stern ’75 ~ Planetary Scientist

About the STEM Conference

The purpose of the St. Mark’s STEM Conference is to broaden students’ understanding of the sciences and to promote passions for careers in the sciences by inviting educated, successful professionals to visit St. Mark’s. 

St. Mark’s School of Texas

10600 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75230


About Us

St. Mark’s School of Texas is a private, nonsectarian college-preparatory boys’ day school for students in grades 1 through 12, located in Dallas, Texas. St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world.

St. Mark’s does not discriminate in the administration of its admission and education policies on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.