2018: Dare to Consider

Albert Keys recounts his personal story as an example of what patience can achieve in even the most dire situations. Albert was on his way to get his grandmother a hamburger when he suffered a severe spinal cord injury in a car accident. He was not expected to move or even breathe on his own again.
Dr. Belfi shares her research on the length of time it takes for an individual to accurately determine if they will like a piece of music. Dr. Amy Belfi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological Science at Missouri S&T. She received her B.A. in Psychology from St.
Dr. Westenberg demonstrates in a friendly way, how microbes are all around (and inside) us and why we should care. Dr. Dave Westenberg is Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Missouri University of Science and Technology. He earned his PhD in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dajae Williams goes from college athlete to NASA scientist and uses music to inspire others. As a scholar, athlete, musician, and engineer Dajae "Moe" Williams prides herself in the ability to design her own life. Not fazed by the notion that "You can't have it all," Dajae doesn't allow anyone or anything to box her in.
Student Jacob Huxol uses juggling to demonstrate that barriers are meant to be broken. Hi, my name is Jacob Huxol and I am a Junior at Missouri S&T, I'm majoring in Metallurgical Engineering. Over seven years, juggling has become one of my major passions; everyone can do it, it's easy to learn and it helps pass the time.
Counselor David Duncan approaches the topic of trauma and the methods he uses to help his community move through the healing process. David has spent the last 30 years studying the intersection between psychotherapy and Christian spirituality. He has a masters in counseling psychology. He is licensed as a professional counselor in Missouri.
Dr. Yan educates the world on the dangers of tornado alley and the wide ranging benefits of making it a safer and better place to call home. Dr. Grace Yan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering of Missouri University of Science and Technology.
Comedian Nick Nichols talks about pushing against your walls to find a new you. St. Louis native, Cornell "Nick" Nichols III is a technical consultant by day and standup comedian by night in the Kansas City area. He graduated from Missouri S&T in May 2015 with a degree in Engineering Management and emphasis in Management of Technology.
Dr. Petroy discusses how positive psychology can play a role in the business world. Petroy's research interests include ethical leadership and positive psychology in leadership that explores how to focus on the positive aspects of leadership. He authored several publications, including a trademarked lecture series titled "Inspiration Through Knowledge" and has given numerous presentations.
A choir director gets assigned to lunch detention and something miraculous happens. Daniel Gutierrez is the vocal music director at Reed Academy Middle School, Daniel is an award winning educator, active conductor, All-State choir clinician, and speaker throughout the country. In 2012 Daniel was hired, as the only applicant, to be the choir director at Reed Academy Middle School.