CASPA eLetter: No. 138, May 31, 2018
May 31, 2018

CASPA Events

CASPA Education Day 2018

Date: 06/09/2018
Time: 12:30-17:00
Venue: Intel SC-12 Auditorium, 3600 Juliette Ln., Santa Clara, CA 95054

This event is designed for K to 12th grade students and their parents. The event is free to the general public and don’t have to be CASPA member to participate. One ticket per person regardless of age. First 500 tickets are free, so we sincerely invite to registered ASAP.

12:30 - 12:50: Registration & networking
12:50 - 13:00: CASPA introduction by Brandon Wang, CASPA President
13:00 - 13:30: "Developing a Growth Mindset in Children" by Dr. Ashley Leyba,
                     Head of School, BASIS Independent Fremont
13:30 - 14:00: "How to Cultivate Math Skills for Future?" by Kelly Ren,
                     Co-Founder & Director of Areteem Institute
14:00 - 14:45: “How to Go Beyond Your Comfort Zone & Turning the Tide"
                     by Dr. Shin Wei, Founder of Ivymax
14:45 - 15:00: Break time
15:00 - 15:30: "Inspire Playful Learning with Educational Robotics", Tony Wang,
                      Founder of Brighter Learning Lab
15:30 - 16:00: “Education in the Era of A.I.” by Dr. Eliza Du, CEO of Integem
16:00 - 17:00: High School Students Panel session, moderated by Jessica Peng,
                     graduating senior from Lynbrook High School
17:00 - 17:30: Optional Ice Cream Social & Have fun with Rubik's Cubes
                     (bring your own cubes) or chatting with students speakers

Speakers' biography:

Xinning Song, Executive Director of CASPA Education Day
Xinning XinNing Song hold B.S. in Electrical Engineer & Computer Science degree from University of California of Berkeley, CA. She has been a digital designer for the past 18 years. Currently, she is the director of operations and one of the founding members for PetaIO, Inc, a startup company specializing in enterprise and client SSD controllers. Prior to this, she was a senior manager at SK hynix memory solutions, Inc., where she had managed 35+ people global teams and successfully delivered eMMC SSD controller. During her spare time, she strives to be a life-time volunteer for the community. She had proudly served RotaCare Free Clinic in Mountain View, math tutorial center in Mountain View High School and Shin Shin Educational Foundation. She has been the executive director of CASPA Education Day for the past few years.

Yang Zhang, Executive Director of Corporate Sponsorship & Co-host for CASPA Education Day
Zhang_Yang Yang has 10 years of professional experience in RF/analog/mixed-signal chip and system design. She is currently a senior analog/RF ASIC designer at Tektronix specializing in RF PLLs and clocking circuits. Prior to Tektronix, she worked at Texas Instruments (TI), National Semiconductor as an analog IC designer and Emhiser Research as an RF engineer. She received MSEE from Washington State University and BSEE from Zhejiang University. Yang has been a volunteer at various non-profit organizations including CASPA, TI Toastmasters Club and Tzu Chi Foundation, etc.

Dr. Ashley Leyba, Head of School, BASIS Independent Fremont
Ashley_Leyba Initially following a traditional track into a career in academia, Dr. Ashley Leyba received her Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Furman University (Greenville, SC) in 2005, and a Master of Arts degree in history from North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC) in 2007. Her research in North Carolina focused primarily on Eighteenth-century intellectual history and culminated in a thesis that analyzed the connection between university teaching and the Scottish Enlightenment. In May, 2014, Dr. Leyba received a Doctor of Philosophy in history from the University of California, Berkeley. Her dissertation, entitled "Theatre, Calvinism, and Civil Society in Eighteenth-Century Edinburgh and Geneva," used the morality of the theatre to explore the changing nature of Calvinist theology and religious practice in Edinburgh and Geneva. It was during her graduate work she realized how much she loved teaching—and how much students loved having her at the helm in the classroom. Teaching undergraduate courses throughout her graduate school career, Dr. Leyba was recognized as an outstanding Graduate Student Instructor at UC, Berkeley, in 2012. She also received the university's Teaching Effectiveness Award in 2012. Currently, she serves the head of school, BASIS Independent Fremont, CA.

Kelly Ren, Co-Founder & Director of Areteem Institute
Kelly_Ren Ms Kelly Ren is the co-founder and executive director of Areteem Institute, a WASC accredited educational institution providing high quality academic enrichment programs to students from 3rd grade to 12th grade. Ms. Ren has a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. Prior to dedicating herself to Education, Ms. Ren has worked for high tech companies such as IBM and financial services companies such as J. P. Morgan Chase, and held senior positions in both technical and business management. She has been able to use her professional experiences to set targets for measuring educational outcomes. Therefore the programs developed in Areteem Institute are practical and visionary, and help students build solid foundation and develop strong character to abreast the innovative trend. Ms. Ren is actively involved in the society and has been judges and judging chairs of major math and science competitions including Intel Science and Engineering Fair.

Shin Wei, CEO and founder of Ivymax
Shin_Wei As CEO, Mr. Wei is responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for IvyMax. His industry experience includes 24 years in advanced software design, 15 years as a senior executive, and two decades of college counseling expertise. Mr. Wei began his career on Wall Street while attending graduate school at UPenn. He then joined Andersen’s (now Accenture) Advanced Technology Groups in Chicago as Senior Manager before founding Advante, a strategic consultancy where he served as Senior Advisor and Acting CTO or VP of Engineering for Internet startups. He later joined Brience as Managing Principal and Director of Professional Services.
In 2000, Mr. Wei started helping aspiring students get admitted to Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn, Stanford, MIT, Caltech, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and other prestigious universities. Subsequently, Mr. Wei co-founded IvyMax to specialize in premier college planning, applications, and test prep services utilizing industry-best experts and state-of-the-art memory engine online technology.
Mr. Wei holds a BSE and an MSE in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Tony Wang, Founder of Brighter Learning Lab
Tony_Wang Tony has been a software engineer for 15 years. He used to work for Oracle as a Principle Applications Engineer. Being passionate about serving local communities using technology,Tony created a non-profit organization, Brighter Learning Lab, to help STEM education using robotics, drones and animation. He coaches/co-coaches several award winning robotics teams for competition. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University in 2002, Tony moved to Bay Area and currently lives with his wife Catherine and two kids in Belmont. Tony is a cycling enthusiast and you can see him often biking around Canada Road and Crystal Spring.

Dr. Eliza Du, CEO of Integem
Eliza_Du Dr. Eliza Du is an educator, serial innovator, industry technology leader, recognized researcher, and woman entrepreneur. She published two books, and over 100+ top-tier peer-reviewed journal articles and international conference papers. She applied for over 30 patents.
Dr. Du co-founded Integem Inc. in July 2015 and she is leading her team to develop the Holographic Augmented Reality technology platform for education and other applications. Dr. Du was a professor at U.S. Naval Academy and tenured professor and Ph.D. advisor at Purdue Univ.. Her research projects were founded by the US Department of Defense, the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Department of Justice, the US National Science Foundation, Canada Border Service Agency, etc. Dr. Du received the prestigious young scientist award (ONR YIP) in 2007.

Jessica Peng, Senior at Lynbrook High school
(Admitted to Columbia University; Major: Computer Science)

Randy Zhao, Senior, Harker School
(Admitted to University of Pennsylvania; Major: Dual Degree in Computer Science & Management)

Steven Zheng, 10th Grader, Aragon high school
Leader of Leo club, Writer for School Newspaper & Principal flute in PYA

Melissa Wang, 7th Grader, Summit Denali Charter School
Also attended Stanford Math Circle, Stanford Humanity Ciricle & Stanford Science Circle

Alliance Events

Time: 18:00 - 21:30, 06/01/2018

Venue: ActionSpot, 453 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA 95110

Time: 08:30 - 16:00, 06/06/2018

Venue: Texas Instruments Conference Center, Santa Clara
Cost: $75 CASPA & IEEE Members, $100 non-Members (through June 3rd). $120 after June 3rd.

Time: 14:00 - 17:00, 06/09/2018

Venue: Cadence Auditorium Building 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose, CA 95134

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Summary of Past CASPA Major Events

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