Speakers and Awards

Keynote Speaker: Tina Manglicmot, Ed.D

Tina Manglicmot, Ed.D., is the Director of STEM and Innovation for the Virginia Department of Education and serves as an adjunct professor at the College of William and Mary.  In conjunction with her team at VDOE, she ensures instructional alignment of all work to the State Standards of Learning in the STEM+C disciplines.  She is also responsible for policy and practice surrounding teacher microcredentials and the development of the Computer Science Online Modules.  As the leader of STEM education in the Commonwealth of Virginia, her experiences in the classroom and as a leader inform her pedagogical vision for integrated instruction throughout the Commonwealth.

Dr. Manglicmot is a former secondary science teacher, Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, building administrator and Supervisor of Instructional Technology and Innovation.  For more than a decade, she has led professional development activities in project-based learning, integrated course development and classroom integration, division innovation, performance assessment, inquiry learning, and technology integration. She has also been involved since 2002 in the development and delivery of online learning courses for both students and teachers.

After receiving her MS Degree in Secondary Education from Old Dominion University, Dr. Manglicmot continued her education by receiving her Doctor of Education (Ed.D), in Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership from The College of William and Mary where she was honored as a Chandler Scholarship Recipient in 2012.

Dr. Manglicmot is driving the future of STEM education in the Commonwealth.  You will enjoy hearing her perspectives.


Dr. Julian M. Earls

Dr. Julian M. Earls serves as Special Advisor to the President of Cleveland State University (CSU) in Cleveland, Ohio.
In that role, Earls provides leadership and direction for institutional initiatives and special projects, advises on institutional policies and departmental operations and serves as a key liaison with diverse internal and external constituencies. He previously served as CSU’s interim vice president of engagement and chief diversity officer and as an executive-in-residence in the Monte Ahuja College of Business.

Dr. Earls currently serves on many community and corporate boards. He also serves on the board of an organization that performs analysis of
alternatives, including cyber security, for the US Department of Homeland Security in Washington DC .

Dr. Earls is also President of Entrepreneurial Engagement Ohio, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to providing educational instruction, curriculum, mentoring and other information that helps develop the entrepreneurial, economic, business, and scientific literacy of students and the community.

In January 2006, Dr. Earls retired as Director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Glenn Research Center (NASA GRC) at Lewis Field in Cleveland, Ohio, after a career spanning more than 40 years. As Director of GRC from 2003 to 2006, he managed a budget in excess of $700 million and a workforce of over 3,000 employees. He was responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the activities required to accomplish the Center’s mission that included research, technology, and systems development programs in aeronautical propulsion, space propulsion, space power, space communications, and microgravity sciences in combustion and fluid physics.

He was also Co-Chair of the Science and Mathematics Education Policy Advisory Council (SAMEPAC) for the State of Ohio. In 2007, SAMEPAC developed findings and made policy recommendations for improvements in mathematics and science education in Ohio
to the Ohio Board of Regents, Ohio Department of Education, and the Ohio Governor. In 2010, Dr. Earls enabled the
creation of the Campus International School, a partnership between CSU and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District,
incorporating the curriculum of the International Baccalaureate program, internationally recognized for its academic rigor.

Dr. Earls holds eleven university degrees. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Norfolk State University, a Master of Science degree
in radiation biology from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and a doctorate in radiation physics from the University of
Michigan. He also completed the equivalent of a master’s degree in environmental health at the University of Michigan and is a graduate of the
Programfor Management Development at Harvard Business School. He has also been awarded seven honorary doctorates. Dr. Earls is the author of
31publications and has been a Distinguished Honors Visiting Professor at numerous universities. As a NASA executive he received NASA medals for
outstanding leadership, exceptional achievement, and distinguished service. He received the Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award from
President Clinton in 1999 and from President Bush in 2004.

Dr. Earls has received many humanitarian awards and founded an organization (The Development Fund for Black Students) that provides college
scholarships to black students who attend historically black colleges and universities and major in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
As a mentor, he has guided many students though college and the professions. Recognized internationally for his oratorical skills, Dr. Earls is a
motivational speaker in high demand around the country, speaking on wide range of topics including higher education models of excellence, as well
as equality of opportunity and inclusiveness in the corporate workplace. In 2011 he was the recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community
Service Award awarded by the Cleveland Orchestra and the City of Cleveland in cooperation with the Greater Cleveland Partnership.

In addition to his many scholarly and work-related accomplishments, Dr, Earls is an athlete. He has completed 27 marathons, including the Boston
Marathon, and was honored to carry the Olympic Torch on its route through Cleveland for the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.

Dr. Earls and his wife Zenobia, reside in Beachwood, Ohio. They have two married sons, Gregory and Julian, Jr.


STEM Awards

Watch soon for details about our Award Winners for…

  • STEM Corporate Leader
  • STEM Small Business Leader
  • STEM Innovator
  • STEM Community Leader
  • STEM STARBASE Teacher 2020
  • STEM STARBASE Student 2020