We are excited to broadcast two separate general sessions and two thought-provoking, inspirational keynote speakers during CAST Reimagined 2020.
Jack Andraka | National Geographic Emerging Explorer, TED Speaker, Teen Innovator, Citizen Scientist
Jack Andraka is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer who speaks to audiences of youths and adults all across the globe about his personal story, research and his ideas for STEM education reform and fostering innovation and creativity. Now studying electrical engineering and anthropology at Stanford, Jack conducts research on nanorobots, inexpensive biosensors, disease diagnostics and global health interventions while serving as faculty at the Stanford Anesthesiology Summer Institute. Jack speaks at a wide variety of locations, including universities, schools, technology organizations and corporations, hospitals and the education sector in over 40 countries. Jack's inspiring and compelling memoir, Breakthrough: How One Teen Innovator Is Changing the World (HarperCollins), delves into the challenges and triumphs he faced on the road to his revolutionary discovery. He aims to inspire young people, who he argues are the most innovative.
Dajae Williams | NASA Engineer, Educator, Creator
Dajae Williams is the dopest NASA engineer that you will ever meet. As a young engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, Dajae ensures the quality of electrical and mechanical assemblies. When she is not solving technical problems, she's empowering youth through her educational brand, Listen Up! Education. She teaches students STEM, professional development and how to simply be SMART and DOPE!