Pioneering NASA Astronaut and CEO of Snap Inc. Announced as Speakers for the 2020 CSforALL Commitments Showcase

Dr. Bernard Harris, Chief Executive Officer of National Math + Science Initiative and Evan Spiegel, Co-Founder and CEO, Snap Inc. will discuss how to prepare the next generation of problem solvers among students, educators, policy makers and more.

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The star-studded lineup of speakers for the virtual 2020 CSforALL Commitments Showcase

Dr. Bernard Harris, Equipping Educators and Districts to Deliver Quality STEM Education and Computer Science Learning

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Former NASA Astronaut and first African American to walk in space

Dr. Harris currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of National Math + Science Initiative. He leads the organization’s efforts to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement in communities across the country. He has been involved in math and science education for over 25 years through his philanthropy efforts through the Harris Institute & Foundation.

Prior to NMSI, he was CEO and Managing Partner of Vesalius Ventures, Inc., a venture capital firm, that invest in early to mid stage Healthcare technologies and companies. As CEO, he was responsible for managing a portfolio of private assets of early and mid- stage venture investments and operating companies.

Dr. Harris was at NASA for ten years, where he conducted research in musculoskeletal physiology and clinical investigations of space adaptation and developed in-flight medical devices to extend Astronaut stays in space. Harris became the first African American to perform an extra-vehicular activity, during the second of his two Space Shuttle flights. A veteran astronaut for over twenty years, he has logged more than 438 hours and traveled over 7.2 million miles in space.

He is the author of “Dream Walker: A Journey of Achievement and Inspiration.”

Speaking Segment: Prepare the Solvers

Evan Spiegel, Co-Founder and CEO, Snap Inc.

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Evan Spiegel, Co-Founder and CEO, Snap Inc.

Evan Spiegel is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Snap Inc. Snap is a camera company that empowers people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world and have fun together.

Evan and Snap co-founder Bobby Murphy created Snapchat while at Stanford University. Today Snap is a publicly traded company with over 210 million daily active users around the world.

In 2017, Evan formed the Spiegel Family Fund, which is committed to philanthropy in California and beyond. Through dedication to the arts, education, housing and human rights, the Fund supports multiple organizations that contribute to human progress. Evan and Snap co-founder Bobby Murphy also created the Snap Foundation, dedicated to developing pathways to the creative economy for underrepresented youth in Los Angeles.

Speaking Segment: Prepare the Solvers

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CSforALL’s Chief Evangelist, Ruthe Farmer, Alli, and Snap Inc.’s CEO, Evan Spiegel

Segment: Prepare the Solvers

In this segment, we’ll highlight the work of those preparing the next generation of problem solvers among students, educators, policy makers and more.

More Information:

Stay tuned next week for more details on additional speakers. For more information on the 2020 #CSforALL Commitments Showcase, visit: https://www.summit.csforall.org/

Thank you to our 2020 Showcase Sponsors!

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2020 CSforALL Commitments Showcase Sponsors

If you are interested in sponsoring, contact Ruthe Farmer (ruthe@csforall.org).

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