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                         Dr. Kathleen Amm

                                         Technology Leader, GE Global Research

                                         Dr. Kathleen Amm obtained her Ph.D.-Condensed Matter Physics from Florida State University, and a B.Sc.-Mathematics and Physics-University of Toronto.  She has over 18 years of experience in superconductivity and magnet design, and has published over 17 peer-reviewed publications and 13 patents in cryogenics and superconductivity.  Her primary research areas of interest include: MRI and medical applications of superconductivity, superconducting electric machines, high temperature superconductivity, material properties at low temperatures, and permanent magnets.  Kathleen is currently the Technology Leader for MRI Technologies and Systems at GE Global Research where she works with her team to deliver innovative MR and superconducting technologies to GE businesses.

                       Paula Pair

                                     President and CEO, Centennial Conferences

                                     Paula is the President and CEO of Centennial Conferences, a Louisville-based conference management company specializing in international scientific conferences since 1995. She has served as a volunteer board and committee member for numerous non-profit organizations, currently serves on the Tucson Advisory Board and is an appointed board member for most of the conferences she manages. Paula received a B.S. in Education from the University of Houston and holds an MBA from the University of Denver.

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                      Dr. Cathy Foley

                                   Chief, CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering

                                   Dr. Cathy Foley was appointed Chief at CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE) Division in April 2011.  She is also the first woman to be elected as President of the Australian Institute of Physics in its 44 year history. Dr. Foley leads CSIRO’s work in materials physics, instrumentation, engineering, and the Advanced Materials Research Platform. Dr. Foley has a world-class reputation in her field, and is the President of the Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies (FASTS), a member of the Prime Minister's Science and Engineering Innovation Council (PMSEIC) and Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ASTE). "In addition to materials research, I am also very interested in science in the media, science education and women in science and engineering," Dr. Foley said. Dr Foley has a Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, as well as a Bachelor of Science (Honours), Diploma of Education from Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales.

                       Laurie Huget

                                    Executive Director, Cryogenic Society of America

                                    Huget holds a BA in English/journalism from Marycrest College, Davenport, IA, and a master’s in journalism from Marquette University, Milwaukee. She was a college English/journalism instructor for several years, followed by a stint as Women’s Editor and Features reporter at the Neenah-Menasha (WI) Daily Northwestern. She freelanced for several Chicago community newspapers after moving to the area. She and her husband, Werner K. Huget, started Huget Advertising in 1976, serving such companies as Liquid Carbonic Corporation (folded into Praxair). She serves as Vice President, Office and Financial manager of the Cryogenic Society of America. In 2003, the Society awarded Huget a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Anchorage, AK, CEC/ICMC conference.

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