Science & Technology Festival

November 13, 2023

First, choose your class period

Then take a look at past presentations below

Note, however, that enrollment ended on Nov 13, 2023.

Engineering, Technology, and Medicine medicine

I have been a practicing Orthopedic Surgeon for almost 20 years. Having a background in engineering has been a tremendous benefit to me and has made me a better physician. Early in my practice, I began doing some consulting with various manufacturers. I have always approached every procedure with the foundation of my surgical training, but always looking at how can we do this more efficiently, predictably, and with less risk to the patient.

Early in my career, I designed some medical products for various companies. This collaborative effort led to further designs (2nd generation products). Ultimately, I started a (very) small company to make my own products.

I have also been blessed to work with other very talented surgeons and engineers and take care of some wonderful patients. Providing team coverage for athletes has been very rewarding as well.

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SpeakerWendy White, MD

Surgery - Burn, Trauma, Acute and Critical Care Surgery UT Southwestern/Parkland

History of Robotic Surgery medicine

Discuss applications of robotics in surgery, the history of robotic surgery, and future of robotics in surgery and medicine. See the daVinci Robot Surgery Up Close and Live.


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SpeakerDaniel Davis, DO, FACS, FASMBS, DABS, FPMBS

Dr Daniel Davis is Chief of Bariatric Surgery for Baylor University Medical Center and Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery for Texas A & M College of Medicine. Dr Davis is on the general surgery faculty at Baylor University Medical Center Dallas responsible for training the next generation of surgeons and supervises the surgical clerkship of the medical students from Texas A & M College of Medicine. Dr Davis specializes in gastrointestinal surgery and weight loss surgery utilizing a minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgical approach. Dr Davis resides with his wife and 3 children in the Park Cities.

Chief of Bariatric Surgery Baylor

How marketers in the retail industry are leveraging Technology to connect to shoppers in a whole new way technology

Review at a high level what Software as a Service is and how it's transforming the retail industry Why retailers are leveraging technology to: * Maximize Customer Lifetime Value with real-time personalization at every touchpoint * Empower employees and associates with connected data and intelligence * Get to profit faster with automation


SpeakerDavid Chatterton

  • A +25-year career in Sales and Marketing in hi-tech software.
  • The past five years have focused on the retail and consumer goods industry.
  • Deep experience balancing the interests of shareholders, stakeholders, partners, and customers while aligning with organizational business strategy.
  • A strategic thinker known for uniquely connecting the dots in a complex environment and developing and executing transformation plans.
  • Undergraduate from UNLV in Managerial Finance, Financial Services, & Management
  • MBA from Baylor University (sic'em Bears!)
  • Married for the past 25 years and have 3 children (Ava Kate 17, Austin 17 & Dylan 20)

Vice President of Sales Salesforce

Large Format Display Technology technology

Large-format LED displays are the latest trend in audio-video technology. Businesses of all sizes and industries are embracing LEDs. This presentation will cover how LED display technology works, different use cases, and an in-class demonstration/hands-on demo.

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SpeakerJack McRoberts

• Graduated from Highland Park High School in 2017 and from Texas Christian University in the spring of 2021. • I first got involved with broadcasting and AV at HPHS by producing banquet videos for the football, baseball, men’s soccer, and lacrosse teams. • In college, I worked for TCU Athletics and the Dallas Cowboys. I specifically managed running replay, video boards, and sponsorship activations at these two organizations. • Founder and creative director at Copano Media Group, based in Dallas, Texas. Copano Media Group specializes in Audio Video Production and Integration as well as building large format displays.

Creative Director Copano Media Group

Making Patients Beautiful: Jaw Surgery with Dr. Wolford medicine

See shocking before and after photos of surgical patients.

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SpeakerLarry Wolford, DMD

*Adams-Summerhill high school, PA *University of Pittsburgh *Temple Dental School *Private practice Baylor Hospital

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Baylor University Medical Center

Orthodonture with 3D printing and Digital Surgery Planning medicine

Dr. Pollan will present about 3D printing braces, digital surgical planning, and basic orthodontics.

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SpeakerSarah Pollan, DDS, MS

Owner Park Hollow Orthodontics

Understanding how RNA controls biology and using that understanding to discovery new therapies science

The central dogma of biology is that DNA makes RNA makes protein. We now realize that RNA not only makes protein but can also control many other aspects of how cells survive and deal with their environment. RNA is central to understanding how diseases occur and to how they can be treated. In this talk, I will discuss surprising roles for RNA within cells that affect our basic understanding of how nature operates. I will also discuss how we can convert that basic understanding into the practical steps necessary to bring potential therapies for diseases like cancer and vision loss to patients.

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SpeakerDavid Corey, Ph.D.

I grew up in Cambridge Massachusetts and went to Harvard University, receiving my BA Chemistry degree in 1985 I received my PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 1990 in Chemistry I have been a Professor at UT Southwestern since 1992 in the Pharmacology and Biochemistry Departments I am the President of the Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society (the Scientific Society devoted to the study of RNA/DNA drugs and vaccines) My two daughters went to HPHS, graduating in 2018 and 2020

Professor UT Southwestern

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Artificial Intelligence is going to change your life, work and the way you study technology

For a few decades, business has been on a path to using more complicated analytics. For the last few years, we have known that AI will have a big impact on business. In early 2023, that all became history with the availability of ChatGPT. The future is now: AI is changing business, but it is also changing your life and the way you study. It will play a role in the prosperity and the well-being of all of us. Using an airline as the background, I will present the type of work an advanced analytics department using optimization, machine learning, and AI does. I will spend a few minutes talking about the future of AI. I will close by offering you a list of killer GPT prompts that will save you time and make you smarter.

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SpeakerTassio Carvalho, Ph.D.

  • Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica, Brazil. Master's and PhD in Operations Research from Princeton University, NJ
  • First job with IBM Research in Yorktown Heights, NY
  • Twenty years at the American Airlines Operations Research Department
  • Responsible for American's AI strategy
  • In-depth experience with all areas of the airline

Center for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence American Airlines

Digital Media - you have a voice; have something to say technology

Digital Media - you have a voice; have something to say. Ted will speak on alternative media, podcasts, live streaming, video editing, and being a producer.

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SpeakerTed Price

Hand Surgery medicine

Hand surgery is one of many surgical subspecialties. It is a very fascinating and challenging field of medicine. Medicine is much more than a science. Medicine is a trans-disciplinary field that operates at the intersection of many different fields of study. Most doctors cannot do their jobs successfully without the help and cooperation of many other fields of medicine, technology, and research. The lecture will discuss those other areas of science and technology needed to successfully treat patients. The lecture will also inform students on the education needed to become a physician, specifically one in a surgical subspecialty, and explore the many facets of the day in a life of an orthopedic hand surgeon.

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SpeakerVictoria Knoll, MD

Dr. Knoll is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and wrist surgery.

  • Oklahoma State University: bachelor’s degree in mathematics
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine: doctor of medicine
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas: surgical internship and orthopedic residency
  • University of Washington School of Medicine: fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery
  • Voted Best Doctor in D Magazine both Collin and Dallas County by her peers for multiple years

Dr. Knoll lives in University Park with her husband, two daughters, and dog. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching basketball, jogging, and snow skiing.

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Life is an Adventure - Be Ready For It technology

Technology will be front and center the rest of your life. Find what you are good at. Push yourself. Evolve throughout your career.

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SpeakerScott Taulbee

  • Responsible for AT&T platform architecture in the Global Operation and Services organization
  • Personal mission is to bridge organizations within AT&T and drive value for our customers
  • BS Electrical Engineering (Va Tech)
  • MMath in Computer Science (University of Waterloo)
  • Executive MBA (Emory University)

Director - Technology AT&T

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery medicine

Describe the variety in medicine, the training needed to qualify and the daily life of an academic pediatric orthopaedic surgeon.

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Speakerkarl Rathjen, MD

  • Graduate: '82 HPHS, '86 Biomed Engineering UT Austin, '90 MD UT Southwestern
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgical Practice at Scottish Rite, Children's and UT Southwestern since 1996
  • President Childrens Medical Staff 2011-12
  • Leadership roles: Camp JOhn Marc, Ronald McDonald house, Circle 10 Boy Scouts, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, The Goodness Web, Highland Park Presbyterian Church

Assistant Chief of Staff, Professor ot Orthopaedic Surgery Scottish Rite for Children

So you want to be a doctor? medicine

This presentation will focus on all the different opportunities there are to have a career in medicine and potentially a role in medical research. First providing a background of how any high school student might first consider a scientific career either from early life experiences or from inspiring teachers and mentors. Next the presentation will include an overview of different ways to create your career in medicine so that you have a balance of inspiring work, but personal fulfillment, including work-life balance. The presentation will also include time for question and answer about different physician models.

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Speakerjessie moreland, MD

Physician-scientist for last 25 years Training for med school, residency and fellowship at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Pediatric Critical Care clinical practice at Children's Health/Children's Medical Center Dallas Also long term commitment to laboratory science with focus on understanding the role of a specific white blood cell, the neutrophil, on patient responses during infection and inflammation.

Professor of Pediatrics & Microbiology, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, UTSW Medical Center UTSW

Texas Instruments - Semiconductor Manufacturing engineering

I will be providing a high level overview of what Semiconductor Manufacturing is and how we are able to create the products that we do. I will also provide a background of Texas Instruments and the products that we have on the market.

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SpeakerSam Delagi

-I have a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Oklahoma. -I began my career working as an Equipment Engineer because I enjoy solving problems in a hands on environment. In this role worked with large furnaces and lasers. - I then moved into supervising technicians and managing a team of engineers - I am now on the start up team for the new Factory Texas Instruments is building in Sherman Tx

Semiconductor Manufacturing Manager Texas Instruments

What is being a doctor really like? medicine

Many people think they know what it is like to be a doctor from TV or movies. This presentation will be true likeness of my journey to becoming a doctor and how my "typical" day runs and feels. Highlights will include getting into medical school, choosing a specialty and the daily ins and outs of providing care to patients. It will include the good, the rough and the rewarding!!

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SpeakerJacque Gouevia, MD

Undergrad - University of Arizona, Biochemistry Degree, 1990-1994 Medical School- AT Still University, 1996-2000 Residency - Internal Medicine St. John Riverview Hospital, Detroit MI - 2000-2003 Fellowship- Infectious Diseases, St. Louis University, St Louis, MO - 2003-2005

Infectious Disease Doctor Baylor Scott and White - Temple