Arthur L. Palisoc, Ph.D., Founder and President
Dr. Palisoc’s background is in Physics and Engineering. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of California. He has more than 25 years of experience in the space industry with 10 years of experience as a science educator. Dr. Palisoc taught physics and electromagnetics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He was in charge of the design, build and test of the Surface Accuracy Measurement System (SAMS) on the 14 meter diameter inflatable antenna experiment that flew off the Space Shuttle STS-77 mission. He also developed a nonlinear finite element analyzer for membranes and gossamer structures such as space-deployable antennas and solar sails. He was a recipient of multi-million dollar project awards from NASA, NSF and the DoD. He has published a college physics book, contributed a number of book chapters on thermal analysis and over forty technical papers in peer-reviewed journals and proceedings of technical conferences and symposia. While a graduate student, Dr. Palisoc developed an extremely fast algorithm in the thermal design and analysis of integrated circuits containing tens of billions of heat dissipating elements; his algorithm made possible the real-time thermal design of electronic devices. His algorithm increased the analysis time by more than six orders of magnitude.
Koorosh Guidanean, Ph.D., Business Development & Materials Science
Dr. Guidanean obtained his doctorate in Polymer Chemistry from the University of Manchester, UK. Prior to joining STEMEd, LLC, Dr. Guidanean worked in the aerospace industry for 30 years. He is a Sr. Materials Scientist and very familiar with materials compatibility issues in the extreme space environment. As a Materials Scientist, Dr. Guidanean managed multi-million dollar project awards from NASA and the DoD which included space flight programs, the most noteworthy one was the space launch of the Optical Calibration Sphere for the US Air Force. Dr. Guidanean has published numerous technical papers and presented in technical conferences.
Roger N. Alama
Mr. Roger Alama is a registered professional engineer. He has nine Professional Engineering licenses in nine States, two Professional Certifications & Advance studies in Project and Construction Managements. He obtained his Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from New York University. Mr. Alama has over 30 years experience in operations and project management. He is the Chief Operating Officer of STEMEd and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company. Mr. Alama has managed large scale energy projects in the United States and abroad.
Prof. Mark Warschauer, Ph.D.
Prof. Mark Warschauer is a Professor of Education and Informatics and Former Dean of the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine. He is a member of the National Academy of Education. He has previously taught and conducted research at the University of Hawaii, Moscow Linguistics University, Charles University in Prague, and Waseda University in Japan, and served as educational technology director of a large educational reform project in Egypt. Dr. Warschauer is director of the Digital Learning Lab at UC Irvine, where, together with colleagues and students, works on a range of research projects related to digital media in education. In K-12 education, his team is developing and studying cloud-based writing, examining new forms of automated writing assessment, exploring digital scaffolding for reading, investigating one-to-one programs with Chromebooks, and analyzing use of interactive mobile robots for virtual inclusion. In higher education, his team is looking at instructional practices in STEM lecture courses, the impact of virtual learning on student achievement, the learning processes and outcomes in Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and the impact on students of multi-tasking with digital media. Dr. Warschauer is author and editor of a wide range of books, including, most recently, Learning in the Cloud: How (and Why) to Transform Schools with Digital Media and Japan: The Paradox of Harmony. He is founding editor of Language Learning & Technology journal and has been appointed inaugural editor of AERA Open. He is active on Twitter @markwarschauer, where he posts on a wide range of professional and personal issues, and occasionally blogs at Papyrus News. He is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association.
Dwight Duston, Ph.D.
Dr. Duston began his career as a Plasma Physicist. He is a Commercialization Consultant for STEMEd. At STEMEd, Dr. Duston offers invaluable technical advice and direction with intellectual property, SBIR proposals, commercialization of innovative technologies, and marketing activities. Dr. Duston is an entrepreneur involved in five start-up companies in high-tech industries such as plasma displays, electro-optics, solar photovoltaic power, and ophthalmic devices and equipment. Prior to his work in the commercial sector, Dr. Duston was deputy for technology with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. Major mission successes during his government tenure include the Clementine satellite that first discovered ice on the moon, SPEAR (Space Experiments Aboard Rockets), and MSX (Midcourse Space Experiment). He began his scientific career at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and worked in x-ray lasers, dense plasma radiation, laser fusion and simulated nuclear weapons effects. Dr. Duston is a consultant to NASA on commercialization and small business programs, an inventor on 45 U.S. patents and the co-inventor of the first electro-optic multi-focal spectacle lens. He is the recipient of an R&D 100 Award, an Edison Gold Award, a Popular Science Award for Aviation & Space, and was appointed to The Planetary Society's Space Technology Hall of Fame. He is a former professor of Technology Management at the University of Maryland and holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Michigan. Dwight Duston is a member of the Board of Directors at L’Garde, Inc., an aerospace company in Tustin, California.
Imee B. Pangilinan
Imee B. Pangilinan is the STEMEd, LLC legal advisor consultant. She has over 35 years of legal practice in the Philippines and the United States. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, and obtained her Law degree from the Ateneo de Manila University, School of Law. Her areas of practice are primarily in corporate law, labor law, insurance defense and criminal law. While in the Philippines, she worked mostly with multi-national companies as in-house Legal Counsel, more notably for Kimberly-Clark Philippines, Inc., a subsidiary of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, based in Irving, Texas. Beginning in 2012, Imee worked with various law firms in the states of Washington and Nevada. Until her recent retirement, Imee worked with Hall, Jaffe & Clayton law firm serving the legal needs of big insurance companies, as well as hospitality and entertainment companies in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ms. Pangilinan is in charge of all contracts and legal related matters for STEMEd, LLC.
Gil O. Real
Mr. Gil Real is a Marketing and Advertising consultant for STEMEd. Mr. Real has a degree in Marketing and Business Administration and has more than 35 years experience in General Management & Marketing with stints in the Philippines and Africa where he was managing soft drink factories. Before his retirement, he was a Director for Business Development of Kasapreko Ltd, a manufacturer of alcoholic & other consumer beverages based in Ghana. He is well-versed in product marketing using print, TV, internet and social media. With input from STEMEd’s technical staff, he will supervise the creation and production of advertising and marketing materials for STEM education. His responsibility includes on-going market research and tailoring the products to be pro-active to the current and future market needs and trends.