Every year, female mathematicians and scientists are invited to share their experiences and interest in math and science with the participants of the EYH Conference.  The addresses are open to the entire community.

Dr. Angela Jarrett is currently a Peter O'Donnell, Jr. postdoctoral fellow in the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. In the Center for Computational Oncology, her research requires biological science, mathematics, engineering, and computer science. Her work focuses on developing a mathematical model that can predict tumor response to chemotherapy using patient specific data for breast cancer. Additionally, she is helping to develop a mathematical model to better understand the role of the immune response in breast cancer. Dr. Jarrett earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in Mathematics at Florida State University, then completed her Ph.D. specializing in Biomedical Mathematics in 2016 at the same university. She is married and has three pets: 2 cats and a dog (all girls). She enjoys volunteering for university and community events like science fairs and hiking with her husband and dog Joules.

Ms. Marne Martin has been a high level executive and Board member with a number of US and international companies over her 20+ year career. She has worked also in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and in Asia. She has used her background in STEM to launch cell phone companies from scratch, develop new products, and work with advanced level mathematicians to create quantum annealing artificial intelligence algorithms. Ms. Martin has a Bachelor's degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, a Masters degree in International Management from ESCP Europe in Paris France and an MBA from Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. She is an active equestrian and past president of Potomac Valley Dressage Association.

The 2017 Morning speaker was Dr. Cynthia Bauerle, JMU College of Science and Mathematics (Ph.D. Molecular Biology).

The 2017 Afternoon Speaker was Ms. Beth Mellott, Booz Allen Hamilton (B.S. Computer Science, M.A. Education).

The 2016 Morning speaker was Dr. Theresa Rutledge, Preston Memorial Hospital (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine)

The 2016 Afternoon speaker was Dr. Morgan Steffen, JMU Department of Biology (Ph.D. Microbiology)

The 2015 Morning Speaker was Dr. Shalyn CrawfordFour Star Equine Veterinary Services (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine).

The 2015 Afternoon Speaker was Dr. Kimberly F. Sellers, Georgetown University (Ph.D. Statistics).

The 2014 Morning Speaker was Dr. Melyni Worth, Foxden Equine (Ph.D. Equine Nutrition and Exercise Physiology).

The 2014 Afternoon Speaker was Dr. Caroline Lubert, JMU Department of Mathematics and Statistics (Ph.D. Engineering).

The 2013 Opening Speaker was Dr. Elise Barrella, JMU Department of Engineering (Ph.D Civil Engineering).

The 2013 Keynote Speaker was Dr. Crystal Brogan, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (Ph.D. Physics and Astronomy).

The 2012 Opening Speaker was Dr. Debra Warne, JMU Department of Mathematics and Statistics (Ph. D. Mathematics).

The 2012 Keynote Speaker was Dr. Alissa S. Crans, Loyola Marymount University (Ph.D. Mathematics).

The 2011 Opening Speaker was Dr. Carla Martin,  JMU Department of Mathematics and Statistics (Ph.D. Applied Mathematics).

The 2011 Keynote Speaker was Dr. Rebecca Goldin, George Mason University (Ph.D. Mathematics).

The 2010 Keynote Speaker was Dr. Kyle Myers, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (Ph.D. Optical Sciences).

The 2009 Keynote Speaker was Dr. Kathryn Thornton, former NASA astronaut (Ph.D. Physics).

The 2008 Keynote Speaker was Dr. Monica Neagoy (Ph.D. Mathematics Education).

Back to Top