More TEDxPSU Speakers Announced

Yesterday, TEDxPSU took a major step in anticipation of the 2011 main event on November 13 by releasing the names of three main event speakers. Each individual is a veteran Penn Stater, and they have achieved national acclaim in their respective fields of earth and mineral sciences and engineering.

Today, TEDxPSU announced three more speakers. Below is a brief look at the three distinguished individuals who will share their ideas at TEDxPSU 2011:

Ian Rosenberger – Self-Development to Developing Countries

Ian Rosenberger, a 2004 Penn State graduate, attained notoriety by participating in Survivor: Palau, and developed a successful career with MTV and other brand-name companies. Following a trip to Haiti, Rosenberger founded ‘Thread International’ a non-governmental organization aimed at transforming waste in impoverished countries into usable products via innovative methods.

Ali Carr-Chellman – A Closer Look at Cyber Charter Schools

Carr-Chellman is a Professor of Education (Instructional Systems) at Penn State, who has committed her career to innovating education. Carr-Chellman explores ways to reform the educational system, in part through the education of doctoral level students at Penn State. She also teaches online based education courses.

Dr. Joseph Valente – Hearing the Unheard

Dr. Joseph Valente is an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education at Penn State, who bases his research on childhood studies, comparative and international education, educational anthropology, deaf studies and disability studies in addition to many publications and educational projects. More information about Valente can be found on his website.

Stay tuned for the announcement of the remaining TEDxPSU main event speakers. To attend the main event, register here.

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