The booklet for the Adventures of the Mind summit at The University of Montana June 23-26, 2011.
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WELCOME ust 26, 2009 Young Scholars Intera ct With Luminaries At Institute's "Adven tures of the Mind" Wednesday, Aug Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 Office of the President The University of Montana Missoula, Montana 59812-3324 Office: (406)243-2311 FAX: (406) 243-2797 As president of The University of Montana, it gives me great pleasure to welcome many of the Nation's top high school students to campus for the 2011 Adventures of the Mind Mentoring Summit. You have come to a special place for your latest academic adventure. Located amid the Rocky Mountains at the confluence of five valleys, UM has inspired a host of great thinkers, creative minds and dreamers since its founding in 1893. Among the most prominent are Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress; Harold Urey, a chemist who discovered deuterium and helped develop the atom bomb; Mike Mansfield, the longestserving majority leader of the U.S. Senate; and Carroll O'Connor, who played Archie Bunker on TV's "All in the Family." Missoula also was home to author Norman Maclean, whose surroundings prompted him to write "A River Runs Through It." We are especially appreciative to UM's Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences for hosting the summit. The event wouldn't be possible without the generous support of Phyllis and Dennis Washington, and we applaud how Phyllis, a 1964 UM education graduate, continues to make such positive impacts on campus. The federal lands and wilderness surrounding UM often are described as a natural laboratory, and they inspire scores of researchers and educators. Ours is the only place in the lower 48 where all the mammal species noted by Lewis and Clark more than two centuries ago still roam. We strive to integrate these special surroundings into the University's curriculum. Academic success characterizes UM. We have produced 28 Rhodes Scholars and more than 40 Fulbright Scholars. As a major center for the arts and culture, the University nurtures a wide variety of artists, performers and writers. Our campus bursts with ideas generated by students from across the nation and around the world. So enjoy your time here in Montana. Explore campus, hike to the M, learn from your mentors, visit with faculty members, and otherwise enjoy the summit. We think you will begin to love this place as we do and perhaps consider starting your future here. But for now, adventure awaits! We hope this summit provides learning and memories that will inspire excellence along whatever academic path you choose to pursue. Royce C. Engstrom President The University of Montana Opportunity � Impact � Responsibility � Vitality An Equal Opportunity University Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 101 International Drive Post Office Box 16630 Missoula, MT 59808 www.dpwfoundation.org June 2011 Dear Adventurers and Mentors, Welcome to our Montana Big Sky! How exciting this 2011 gathering of Adventures of the Mind is, and how proud we are to help make it happen. You are about to interact with some very bright and accomplished people during this week's activities. Don't let that scare you. They are all real people who at one time were also real teenagers, confronting similar questions and decisions about life, education, and careers. Students, you are here to understand how these mentors got started, how they applied themselves, and how they eventually found their stride to accomplish what they did. It is your opportunity to open your mind and set your goals for your path through life. Open yourself to the friendly energy generated by bringing all of you together here in Montana. Be in the moment and don't be shy � look, listen, ask, and learn. This is something you won't get anywhere else. Adventures of the Mind Mentoring Summit may well be an Adventure that changes your life. Best Wishes, Phyllis J. Washington Dennis R. Washington MAKING AN INVESTMENT IN PEOPLE TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF THEIR LIVES. Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 Student Achievement Advisory Council Daniel Bennett Alan Blinder Sergey Brin Wendell Castle Martin Chalfie Jennifer Chayes Dale Chihuly Billy Collins Dalton Conley Stanley Crouch Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Jacques d'Amboise Ingrid Daubechies Rita Dove Annie Duke Esther Dyson George Dyson Freeman Dyson Roger Ferguson Howard Gardner Murray Gell-Mann Sheldon Glashow Larry Gonick Alison Gopnik Vartan Gregorian Carol Greider Zahi Hawass Leroy Hood Jack Horner Erich Jarvis Raymond Jeanloz Naomi Judd Mollie Katzen Brian Kernighan Chip Kidd Charles C. Krulak Kathy L'Amour Marcelle Leahy Patrick Leahy Leon Lederman Jennifer 8 Lee John Lilly Shahara Llewellyn David Ludwig John Maeda Lynn Margulis Walter Massey Mark Moffett Kary Mullis Randall Munroe Nathan Myhrvold Dean Ornish Larry Page Steven Pinker Lisa Randall Burton Richter Richard Roberts Ginny Ruffner Robert A. Schuller Gerard Schwarz John Shalikashvili Charles Simonyi D. Eric Smith Frank Sulloway Amy Tan Vendela Vida Luis von Ahn Herschel Walker Samuel Wang E. O. Wilson Founder & President Victoria Gray 2011 Host Chairmen Dennis & Phyllis Washington Student Achievement & Advocacy Services PO Box 423 Cabin John, MD 20818 202.518.2324 email@example.com www.adventuresofthemind.org June 23, 2011 Adventures Class of 2011, Alumni Mentors, Montana Mentors, and Special Guests, Welcome! We are thrilled that you have made the journey to discover and explore achievement. On behalf of our Host Sponsors, Dennis & Phyllis Washington, and the Student Achievement Advisory Council, I welcome you to Adventures of the Mind Achievement Mentoring Summit at The University of Montana. Each one of you has been carefully chosen as an Adventurer because you have demonstrated the ability, and potential, to blaze trails and think big. The purpose of this program is to help you nurture these talents by inspiring you to expand your horizons. The mentors who have volunteered to help guide you are some of today's great trailblazers--people who in labs, studios, classrooms and boardrooms have used their skills, resolve and great imaginations to develop some of today's most important ideas and innovations. Their goal is to inspire you, teach you, and show you how to reach your own great potential. The Big Sky is the limit! This weekend, you'll get to meet many great thinkers and achievers, and they will get to meet YOU. It is a rare opportunity we call Access to Excellence. I urge all of you to explore the worlds of wonder that each of you represents, and to talk with as many Adventurers as you can, whether while riding the hay wagon at Grant Creek Ranch or simply sharing a meal. May you learn from and enjoy them all. There is a scientific basis for our belief that Adventures' live and in-person exploration of achievement is so valuable. In spite of the wonders of Skype and Facebook, as a few of our mentors will explain, nothing has been found to replace human interaction as a mode of learning. In less than 30-seconds our brains can capture and process infinite VISUAL information, a feat technology is still a very long way from accomplishing. Personal achievement often is defined by external standards--earning advanced degrees, making a lot of money, winning a medal. I feel however that this important concept should be redefined. It should measure how well you have used your talents to define your own purpose and, with that understanding, built productive, meaningful, and satisfying lives. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our Mentors, Student Sponsors, and Volunteers for their guidance and support throughout the year. A special note of appreciation goes to our Host Chairman Phyllis Washington who, even with her very busy year, has made time to share her alma mater and hometown with us! Phyllis's contributions range--from editing our newsletter to actually designing the building where we will hold our breakout session. Her energy and enthusiasm are boundless, and after more than 20 years I enjoy teaming up with Phyllis ~ more than ever! Considering all the talent assembled here, I can only imagine the heights you will climb after having spent the time exploring new ideas and being inspired by your fellow achievers. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you. Most respectfully, Your humble wrangler P.S. I have a question for Ben Huh that is driving me haywire: Why are cats the internet's mammal of choice? Adventures of the Mind is a program of Student Achievement & Advocacy Services, a 501c(3) organization dedicated to helping students to maximize their potential by offering programs that provide support, guidance, mentoring, and advocacy for promising young people. Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 "Adventures" - Achievement Mentoring Summit WHAT IS ADVENTURES? EVERY TWO YEARS, we bring together some of America's most promising high school students -- the great thinkers and achievers of tomorrow -- with some of the great thinkers and achievers of today. For four days, these exceptional young people explore their potential with 50 or so mentors who are both doers and dreamers: accomplished artists, astronauts, athletes, cancer-fighting scientists, dinosaur wranglers, entrepreneurs, inventors, journalists, Nobel laureates, novelists, playwrights, poets, poker players, programmers, public servants, Pulitzer prize winners, scholars, trailblazers, and world changers. The Summits are based on the belief that getting to know great achievers and sharing their interests and experiences can serve as a road map for talented young people just starting out. The Junior Achievers inducted into the Adventures class of 2011 will learn firsthand not only that excellence is possible, but also that the path to it lies right before them. sicians and friends Juilliard Pre-College mu unwind after ers all) (Junior Adventur ance. an amazing perform HOW ARE STUDENTS SELECTED? We search nationwide for the smartest students, digging deep by going beyond the traditional measures of achievement � grades and test scores � and asking teachers to nominate a teen whom they know to be exceptional, regardless of learning disabilities, socioeconomic factors, or other obstacles that may obscure their real potential. We also look for the runners-up in national competitions, ranging from the Presidential Scholars Program to Intel Science Talent Search to the National Poetry Slam, who are just as talented as the winners � they just don't receive the same level of recognition. WHO ARE THE ADULT ACHIEVERS STUDENTS MEET AT ADVENTURES? Participants are a select group of accomplished individuals who are invited by the Achievement Advisory Council to mentor at each summit as: � Alumni mentors (speakers who are invited to return) � � Honored Speakers who share their life story from our stage Student Sponsors Attendance is limited so that we may maintain a ratio of one mentor for each three students. " Theishorizon is open to me. It time to discover." Missoula, Montana � Rose Ann Cima, 2005 Google Scholar Top: Junior Adventurers with Operation Smile's Bill & Kathy Magee, 2009 host Charles Simonyi, artist Dale Chihuly, Leslie Chihuly, WABC's Melanie Lawson, and Intelius's Naveen Jain. Bottom: RISD President John Maeda with Junior Adventurers. June 23-26, 2011 History of Adventures THE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL launched the Adventures of the Mind Achievement Mentoring Summit in 2003. After Montana 2011, we will have hosted 700 students from almost every state. More than 100 great achievers from around the world have participated, many of them more than once, donating their time to help guide and inspire these remarkable youth. Our 2003 Summit took place in Seattle and was cohosted by two remarkable pioneers: Dale Chihuly, the artist who transformed studio glass art into the medium of complex, large-scale glass sculptures and environmental art; and Nathan Myhrvold, founder of Intellectual Ventures, a private company devoted to the business of invention, who himself holds 18 patents and who also is a prize-winning nature photographer and a prize-winning chef (from BBQ to French cuisine). In 2005, our Summit met at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) and the Googleplex in the heart of Silicon Valley. Nobel Prize winning physicist and former director of SLAC, Burton Richter, Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and novelist Amy Tan were among the leaders who introduced the students to the world of discovery and innovation. Morehouse College in Atlanta, the alma mater of Martin Luther King, Jr., was the site of our 2007 Summit. Another Morehouse alumnus, Morehouse President Walter Massey, who has made his mark as an educator, physicist, director of the National Science Foundation, and chairman of the board of Bank of America, was our host. In 2009, students got to walk in the footsteps of Albert Einstein when the summit met at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Our hosts, renowned physicist Freeman Dyson, who joined the Institute more than 50 years ago, Princeton mathematician and MacArthur Fellow Ingrid Daubechies, and Charles Simonyi, software pioneer and two-time space traveler, were among the 52 mentors. Others included 12 Nobel laureates, two poet laureates, and three astronauts. In 2011, we will discover achievement under the Big Sky thanks to the generosity of our hosts, Dennis and Phyllis Washington, who are bringing us to the University of Montana. The 2011 Adventures Summit will be the largest gathering of Nobel prize winners in Montana history. THE CLASS OF `09 MENTORS: PETER AGRE Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University PHILLIP ANDERSON Nobel Laureate in Physics, Princeton University CHRISTIAN BORGS Microsoft Research New England MARTIN CHALFIE Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Columbia University JENNIFER TOUR CHAYES Microsoft Research New England CHRISTO & JEANNE-CLAUDE Environmental Artists BILLY COLLINS U.S. Poet Laureate 2001-2003 DALTON CONLEY Dean for the Social Sciences, New York University JOHN CONWAY Professor of Mathematics, Princeton University CLAUDIA DREIFUS Science Correspondent, New York Times; Columbia University ANNIE DUKE Professional Poker Player & Philanthropist ESTHER DYSON Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Writer ROGER W. FERGUSON, JR. President & CEO, TIAA-CREF RICHARD GARRIOTT Video Game Developer & First Second-Generation Space Traveler NAVEEN JAIN CEO & Co-founder of Intelius, Inc. NAOMI JUDD Activist, Musician, Writer BRIAN KERNIGHAN Computer Pioneer, Princeton University CHIP KIDD Graphic Designer & Writer JOANNA KLINK Poet, Harvard University VERLYN KLINKENBORG Author & Educator, New York Times Editorial Board JENNIFER 8 LEE Journalist & Author LOUIS LERMAN Co-Founder, The Institute Group SEAVER LESLIE Artist ALAN LIGHTMAN Essayist, Novelist, Physicist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology JOHN MAEDA President, Rhode Island School of Design BILL & KATHY MAGEE Operation Smile Co-Founders JUAN MALDACENA Physicist, Institute for Advanced Study ERIC MASKIN Nobel Laureate in Economics, Institute for Advanced Study MARY MCFADDEN Design Archeologist RANDALL MUNROE Cartoonist & Futurist JOHN NASH Nobel Prize in Economics, Princeton University GREGORY OLSEN Entrepreneur & Space Walker BRUCE REED Executive Director, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility & Reform ALEXIA SCHULZ Astrophysicist, Institute for Advanced Study GERARD SCHWARZ Music Director, Seattle Symphony STEWART WALLACE Composer SAMUEL WANG Professor of Neuroscience, Princeton University ROBERT WILSON Nobel Prize in Physics EDWARD WITTEN Fields Medal Winner, Institute for Advanced Study Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 Thanks to our Student Sponsors August27,2009 DearMr.CharlesSimonyi, ThankyousomuchforsponsoringmytriptotheAdventuresoftheMindmentoring summitthissummer.Thisexperiencehasbeenoneofthemostinspiringweekendsofmy life,andIdeeplyappreciatetheopportunity.Atfirst,Iwasmostlyexcitedtohearthe speakersatthe"ComputersandBrains"lecture,becauseIaminterestedinneuroscience. Afterthefirstnight,Iwasamazed,becauseIbecameintriguedbyareasIhadnever evenconsideredIreallyenjoyed.Dr.DaltonConley'sspeech,andIamcurrentlyreading hisbook,Also,BillyCollinsismynewfavoriteperson. Yourspacevideowasastonishing!Iwasattheedgeofmyseatbytheend,whenthe luncheonturnedupandthecamerabroke.Ialsogreatlyenjoyedmeetingyouandhearing youtalkaboutyourexperiencesinspace.ItwassoexcitingtoseehowquicklyAfrica passedbyonyourre-entry. ThisexperiencewasevenbetterthanIimaginedittobe.Ifoundmyselfeatingdinner andchattingwithDr.MartinChaffreonedayandeatinglunchwithGinnyRuffnerthe next!Ms.Ruffnerisatrulyinspiringperson,andIneverwouldhaveheardherinspiring storywithoutattendingAdventuresoftheMind. ImadesomanyfriendsatAdventuresoftheMind.Iwasexcitedtomeetsomany studentswithsuchanarrayofinterests.IknowIwillbekeepingintouchwith mynewfriendsformanyyearstocome,andIcan'twaittoseewhatwe allaccomplish! Thistripwassomotivating,andItrulyam sogratefulfortheopportunity.Thankyou somuch,Mr.Simonyi. Sincerely, DevdaBalacuandrom Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 Gratitude to those that make it happen... If Adventures could wear a badge it would say: DISCOVER & EXPLORE ACHIEVEMENT The unique opportunity that is Adventures is made possible by the generous support of our Host Sponsors Dennis and Phyllis Washington, individual Student Sponsors, the Student Achievement Advisory Council, and our Corps of Volunteers who together we proudly refer to as TEAM ADVENTURES. Funding, identifying, inviting and actually rounding up the 250 or so achievers for 3 days under the Big Sky in Missoula is no easy feat and requires financial and intellectual contributions from The Team throughout the year. We are most grateful to all of you for your benevolence: HOST SPONSOR & CHAIRMAN: Dennis and Phyllis Washington President Engstrom,The Faculty, and Staff of The University of Montana BENEFACTORS: Kathy L'Amour, Shahara Ahmad Llewellyn, Victoria Gray, Nathan Myhrvold, Charles Simonyi STUDENT SPONSORS: Ray & Jean Auel, BNSF Foundation, Sandy & Larry Bosley, Joe Clark, Copper Lion Capital, Dick & Wendy Heckmann, Atul Jain, Naveen & Anu Jain, Louis Lerman, Gerry Ohrstrom, RANDOM HOUSE, INC., Saban Foundation, Walter & Sue Scott, Amy Tan & Lou DeMattei, Mark Tercek, Kimberlee & Dirk Visser, Herschel Walker, Wynn Resorts, Inc. Colette & Dan Bennett, Bonnie & Kenneth Feld, Preston Ingram, Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., Kris & Peter Norvig Becky Benaroya, Lauren Carpenter, Jill Schnitzer Edelson, Jennifer 8 Lee, Francine LeFrak, Deborah McWhinney, Gen. Colin Powell, Deborah Rose, Cynthia Stinger, Dick & Rita Taylor, A Special thanks to the 2011 PLANNING COMMITTEE: ROBERTA EVANS Dean, Phyllis J. Washington School of Education, The University of Montana VICTORIA GRAY Founder, Student Achievement & Advocacy Services BRAD GROSSMAN Grossman & Partners, Think-Tank / Do-Tank JACK HORNER Regents Professor of Paleontology, Montana State University WILLIAM KITTREDGE Chronicler of the American West BEAU L'AMOUR Film & Publishing PRAGEETA SHARMA Professor, The University of Montana KIMBERLEE VISSER Board Member, Missoula Children's Theater PHYLLIS WASHINGTON Educator & Philanthropist Antiquarian & Designer that every human mind feels " I believe in doing good to another. pleasure " --Thomas Jefferson Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 Thank you to the Corps of Volunteers Adventures of the Mind is possible because of the dedication and long hours contributed by our staff and volunteers. THANKS is not enough to express our appreciation to the Corps of Volunteers who contribute their time year-round and around the clock during the Summit! Alumni: Ellen Agler: VP @ Operation Smile `03 Zhenya Beresina: Researcher @ BBC, London `07 Rebecca Glashow: VP @ Discovery Network `03 Victoria Gray: Founder, Adventures of the Mind `03 Lynette Hall: Director of Student Recruitment `03 Rachel Horoschak: Librarian & Info Specialist `03 Kelly Hughes Milodragovich: Associate @ The Washington Foundation Brian Hunt: Writer & Search Guru @ Gravitate Design Studio Penny Kauth: Event Planner Extraordinaire @ The Washington Companies Susan Koehler: CMO @ Intelius, Inc Justin Kovac: Strategy Analyst @ Provide Commerce Beau L'Amour: Film & Publishing Kathy L'Amour: President, Louis L'Amour Enterprises Michael Li: Ph.D. Candidate, Princeton University Laurel Marlantes: Actor & Producer Sam Milodragovich: University of Montana Student Jeff Parrott, Ph.D: President, Sapyence Management Group Christina Ren: Princeton University Graduate Steven Rosenthal, M.D.: National Institute for Allergy & Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health Keith Wilkerson: Senior Program Manager @ A Better Chance John Wu: Stanford University Student `09 `07 `09 `09 '07 (Adventures '05 alum) `03 `03 '05 (Adventures '03 alum) `09 `09 `05 `09 `05 `09 09 (Adventures '09 alum) New Recruits to The Corps: Shane Brill: College Student (Adventures '09 alum) Anthony Carter: Associate @ A Better Chance Tawney Hughes: Claremont McKenna College Student (Adventures '09 alum) Marilou Jones: Founder of Montana Volleyball Academy Victoria Kasar: University of Southern California Graduate (Adventures '09 alum) Julia Phelps: Associate @ A Better Chance Dean Schaffer: PanAmerican Capital Partners Donna Schuller: Possibility Living Davone Tines: Master of Music Candidate, Juilliard The Montana Corps: Monica Cederberg: Graphic Design & Communications David Johnson: University of Montana Graduate Student Samantha Kemp: Owner of Kemp Events Kimberly Kulla-Farmer: Agency Owner, Vivid Design LLC Steve LaRance: Director of Corporate Image, Washington Business Services Connie Tuttle: Agency Owner, Travel Matters UM Guides and Chaperones: Riley Austin Hayley Botnen Drew Burfeind Chad Eichenlaub Libby Fletcher Nicole Hickey Crystal Hinderliter Tana Hopewell Shannon Judge Marissa Kanners Zach Shell Alyssa Ziegler Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 Photos from the 2009 Summit 2009 Host Charles Simonyi "passes the baton" to 2011 host Phyllis Washington. Bill and Kathy Magee, Charles Simonyi, Dale Chihuly, Leslie Jackson Chihuly, Melanie Lawson, Naveen Jain Amy Tan and Bombo at Einstein's house. Welcome to IAS! 6 Nobel Laureates plus 3 prospective ones: John Nash, Kary Mullis, Ingrid Daubechies, Lisa Randall, Murray Gell-Mann, Sheldon Glashow, Robert Wilson, Juan Maldacena, Martin Chalfie Lisa Randall, Billy Collins,Victoria Gray, Leslie Jackson Chihuly Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 2007 Summit Princeton Professor Ingrid Daubechies attempts to go "where no mind has gone before." Celebrating Dr. and Mrs. Massey for hosting Adventures 2007. Artists & The Creative Process: Wendell Castle Ginny Ruffner, Amy Myers,Therman Statom. Phyllis Washington speaking to Adventurers. Shahara Ahmad Llewellyn and her Llewellyn Scholars. Junior Adventurers. Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 2005 Summit Kathy L'Amour and Jackie Parker. 5 Nobel Prize winners plus 2 runners-up. Valerie Logan and Lee Hood. Junior Adventurers playing midnight volleyball. Murray Gell-Man, Junior Adventurers and Charles Simonyi. Frank Sulloway and Darwin Bear. Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 2003 Summit Adventurers Irene Sun and Michael Li meet Nobel Laureate Leon Lederman at the Museum of Flight. Jr. Adventurers chat with Charles Simonyi before he went to space twice. Friday evening outing at the Chihuly Boathouse. Adventurers admire Venetian ceiling in Chihuly Boathouse. Billy O'Neill & Nathan Myhrvold Nancy Jurs, Kathy L'Amour, Frank Sulloway, Phyllis Washington and Jr. Adventurers tour the Chihuly Hotshop. Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 Letters to Young People Dear Young People..... Here are ten bits of advice from an old guy who has always done what he liked and got well paid for it. First, be lucky. Watch out for unexpected changes and be ready to jump at them whenever they come by. Second, be competent. Find out what you can do well, and work hard to do it better. Third, be active. Do not imagine that you need to learn everything before you can do anything. Fourth, be daring. Do not let fear of failure stop you from doing something great. Fifth, be cosmopolitan. Travel and learn foreign languages when you are young, and you will have friends all over the world when you are old. Sixth, be flexible. Always be ready to quit what you are doing and start a new career. Seventh, be generous. Give your enemies more credit than they deserve, and they will become your friends. Eighth, be lucid. In almost all professions, speaking and writing clearly is the way to become a leader. Ninth, be sharing. Working with a group to achieve a shared goal is usually more satisfying than working alone. Tenth, be loving. In the long run, family and friends are more important than work and career. Freeman Dyson Scientist and Writer Mr. Freeman Dyson is a British-born American theoretical physicist and mathematician, famous for his work in quantum field theory, solid-state physics, and nuclear engineering. He is a member of the Board of Sponsors of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Dyson also did work in a variety of topics in mathematics, such as topology, analysis, number theory and random matrices. Professor Dyson's friend, the neurologist and author Oliver Sacks, said: "A favorite word of Freeman's about doing science and being creative is the word `subversive.' He feels it's rather important not only to be not orthodox, but to be subversive, and he's done that all his life." Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 Letters to Young People, Cont'd Dear Young People... Ernst Walter Mayr (July 5, 1904 � February 3, 2005) was one of the 20th century's leading evolutionary biologists. He was also a renowned taxonomist, tropical explorer, ornithologist, historian of science, philosopher, and naturalist. Mayr is most noted for his development of the biological species concept and for illuminating the process of "speciation." Although Charles Darwin successfully explained the origin of new species via natural selection, he was not as successful in articulating the process by which one species splits into two or more species. Mayr approached the problem with new and decisive empirical discoveries and with a new definition for the concept of species that revolutionized the field. Over the course of his lifetime, Ernst Mayr received every award possible for a scientist in his field. He published 10 books and more than 200 articles after he retired in 1975, more than most scientists publish in a lifetime. Mayr was still publishing when he died at the age of 100. 18 May 2011 Dear Young People, be happy. Eat lots of blueberries and Darwin Bear Darwin Bear spent his early years growing up in the Gal�pagos Islands. There, in October 1835, he met Charles Darwin and introduced the young naturalist to the evolutionary evidence that is so powerfully encapsulated in these islands. After being invited by Darwin to accompany him back to England on H.M.S. Beagle, Darwin Bear assisted the British naturalist with much of his subsequent scientific work, including the famous discussion about bears in the Origin of Species. More recently, Darwin Bear has made several expeditions back to the Gal�pagos Islands, where he is trying to eliminate an invasive species of raspberry by collecting all the berries and turning them into Darwinberry jam. Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 Letters to Young People, Cont'd Dr. Robert Wilson is an American astronomer and Nobel laureate in physics who, with Arno Allan Penzias, discovered in 1964 the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB), which served as important confirmation of the Big Bang theory. Dr. Wilson and Dr. Penzias also won the Henry Draper Medal in 1977. After their pioneering research on cosmic background radiation, Wilson and Penzias both enjoyed prolific and long-term careers at Bell Labs. In addition to the Nobel Prize, Dr. Wilson has received many awards for his work. Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 Letters to Young People, Cont'd Carol Greider, Director, Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 601 Preclinical Teaching Building 725 North Wolfe Street Baltimore, MD 21205 Molecular Biology and genetics Dear Young People..... I believe three main attributes are essential to fostering creativity and rigor as a scientist: being truly curious, reading widely, and being self-critical. Biology is an empirical science that proceeds by trial and error (mostly error, I have found). To be able to get up every day and do experiments that will likely not work or give me an unhelpful result, I have to be working on something that I really care about. Then, when an experiment works, or when I have found out something new, the excitement is unbelievable. Reading high-quality papers in my field not only gives me the background I need to know, but also reminds me how good experiments are done. Reading critically and listening to scientific presentations often stimulates me to make new connections, both between unrelated fields and with my own thoughts and ideas. This synthetic creativity is deeply satisfying. Finally, after coming up with a new idea to test, I always try to be my own harshest critic. Testing a new hypothesis is fun, but testing a hypothesis means seeing if you can disprove it. We all have blind spots about the things we care the most about. Most really great hypotheses turn out not to be correct. If I have an interesting idea that I have presented to the scientific community, I want the privilege to be the one to disprove it, rather than having someone else disprove my favorite hypothesis. I try to think of the most critical experiments that would disprove my hypothesis and do them first. Then, when I have disproved my own published work, I also had to report it in the literature. Of course, creativity and rigor are not sufficient for success in science--one also needs a certain amount of cleverness, good hands, perseverance, and luck. But one does not necessarily have all of them to make a good scientist. Curiosity, wide reading, and self-criticism, on the other hand, I find are essential. Carol Greider, Molecular Biologist Dr. Carol Greider, Molecular Biologist & Geneticist, Nobel Laureate 2009, is a Daniel Nathans Professor and the Director of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the Johns Hopkins Institute of Basic Biomedical Sciences. She co-discovered the enzyme telomerase in 1984 while working under Elizabeth Blackburn at the University of California, Berkeley. She was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize for Medicine, along with Blackburn and Jack W. Szostak, for their discovery of how telomeres are protected from progressive shortening by the enzyme telomerase. (adapted from Wikpedia) Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 Letters to Young People, Cont'd Dear Young People..... As you embark on your life journey, I urge you to prepare yourself for great adventure, precarious uncertainty, extraordinary success, and dismal failure. A bumpy road in life is both normal and healthy. Preparation for your journey is simple: believe in yourself, and be an honorable person; and no matter how many times you fall down, there will be other honorable people like yourself there to pick you up and dust you off so you can try again. A lot of people will have expectations of what you should make of yourself, and it is really important that you do your best to follow the path leading toward your dream career, for in the end, happiness is a far greater attainment than someone else's idea of a good job. And one last thing, when you see a person who has fallen, be there for them. Best wishes, JOHN "JACK" HORNER Regents Professor of Paleontology, Montana State University Curator of Paleontology, Museum of the Rockies Dr. John "Jack" Horner, MacArthur Fellow, is one of the world's premier paleontologists. His career began in 1975 as a research assistant washing test tubes in the geology department at Princeton University, which led him to his current position as the curator of paleontology at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana. Dr. Horner discovered the first dinosaur eggs in the Western Hemisphere, the first evidence of dinosaur nesting, the first evidence of parental care among dinosaurs, and the first dinosaur embryos. He is also known as the technical advisor to Steven Spielberg for the Jurassic Park movies. Dear Young People... If I knew you personally, the best advice I could give would probably run something like this: 1) Your success in life will most likely depend more on your greatest weakness than on your greatest strengths. Strive for a high minimum level rather than a high maximum level, over your whole range of activities. 2) Devote at least half of your professional life to communicating what you've learned; take every opportunity to practice and improve your ability to write about the things you discover. 3) Trust your judgement about what sorts of questions to tackle and what sorts of techniques to use. Don't be swayed by trendy fashions. 4) If you find yourself bored, you still haven't learned two of the most important skills of life, namely, how to make every experience interesting and how to ask interesting questions. 5) Instead of regarding science as a competition against other scientists, think of it as a competition against ignorance. 6) Don't overestimate how much people have learned so far, or how powerful the known techniques are. We have just begun to scratch the surface of knowledge. On the other hand, pay attention to historical developments, and learn how great works of the past made their contributions. 7) Science is great but it isn't everything. Other things � like love � are eve more important. Science is not incompatible with spirituality. A good journey is more beneficial than making a destination. Donald Knuth Donald Knuth is a computer scientist and Professor Emeritus at Stanford University. Knuth has been called the "father" of the analysis of algorithms. In addition to fundamental contributions in several branches of theoretical computer science, Knuth is the creator of the TeX computer typesetting system, the related METAFONT font definition language and rendering system, and the Computer Modern family of typefaces. Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 Letters to Young People, Cont'd Giving advice is a kind of cheating... You've spent a dozen or so years being told your score � being graded and measured in all sorts of ways. It's easy to make the mistake of thinking that those measurements define the shape of your life. They tell you that your grades decide how you do in college, which decides how good a job you get. Now, in some ways, this is true. If you don't work hard in school, you're denied a huge number of interesting opportunities, and it can be very hard to make up for that. But working hard on the assignments you're handed isn't enough. There's no group of administrators who slots you into a job based on your GPA. I got my first job at NASA because I found a flyer for an internship in a hallway at my school, one which it turned out no one else had bothered to apply for. On a trip at the end of the internship, I heard that the engineer driving the van was a young-earth creationist, so I sat up front to try to argue (politely) with him. Later, we exchanged a few emails about it, and he asked if I wanted to do some work in his robotics lab. I don't think, when he offered me the job, that he even knew what my major was, let alone my GPA, SATs, or anything like that. He just knew I was interested in the subject and had a little relevant experience. Now, I wouldn't have qualified for that first internship if my grades had been terrible. But the grades didn't give me the opportunity � it's not your grade in an advanced class that matters, it's the people it brings into your life, the questions it gives you, the skills you pick up, the experiment you play with, the book you read, and the other random things that happen while you're trying to get through the work. Your measurements don't give you the opportunities. They just provide a backdrop to your life. The foreground, the choices and friendships and chance meetings and projects, are what build a life, and they're not something anyone will grade you on. Oh, and don't worry if high school is rough. The coolest parts of the game are still ahead! Randall Munroe Randall Munroe is a programmer best known for creating the webcomic xkcd. After graduating from the Chesterfield County Mathematics and Science High School at Clover Hill, he graduated from Christopher Newport University in 2006 with a degree in Physics. Randall worked as an independent contractor for NASA at the Langley Research Center before and after his graduation. In January 2006 his NASA contract lapsed and he began to write xkcd full-time. Mr. Munroe now supports himself by the sale of xkcd-related merchandise. The webcomic quickly became very popular, garnering up to 70 million hits a month by October 2007. Dear High School Students..... We live in exciting times with unprecedented opportunities to enjoy life and contribute to society. One key to a happy life is to find a job that makes you want to wake up on a Monday morning anxious to get to work because its fun. Don't get a job just because the pay is good. Money is useful, but most smart people make more than they really need. Money doesn't bring happiness, the best it can do is facilitate an easy life style, and perhaps give your more time to do what you really enjoy doing. Another lesson I learned early was that luck is important. From time to time we all get lucky breaks. Don't waste them! When a piece of luck comes your way make the most of it. Concentrate hard on the next move so that you can avoid just wasting that lucky break. Another lesson that some people never fully appreciate is that we all contribute to the successful running of our society, from the intelligent to the lowliest of our fellow humans. Treat EVERYBODY well, regardless of their job or standing in life. Finally, strive to be the best you can. Don't settle for second best because it is the easy option. Most of us only reach our peak when we are challenged and have to dig deep within our selves to answer the challenge. Don't give up a the first hint of failure or because you are scared you won't succeed. We all make mistakes for most of us that is the only way we learn. I wish you a happy and successful life. Rich Roberts 1993 Nobel Laureate, Physiology in Medicine Sir Richard Roberts is an English biochemist and molecular biologist. He was awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize in Medicine with Phillip Allen Sharp for the discovery of introns in eukaryotic DNA and the mechanism of gene-splicing. The main theme of his work in biology has centered on the belief that we must know the structure of the molecules we work with if we are to understand how they function. Dr. Roberts was knighted in the 2008 Birthday Honours. Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 Western Monta na is home to the Sa lish, Pend d'Oreille and Kootenai tr ibes. Glacier National Park and Water National Park comprise the ton Lakes world's first International Peace Park. Explorers Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery first passed through Montana in 1805 on their exploration of the newly-acquired Louisiana Purchase. The expedition's tasks included finding an all-water route across the country, mapping sites for forts and trading posts, establishing diplomatic relations with native tribes, and scientifically recording the plant and animal species they found along the way. Though the Northwest Passage proved mythical, the famous explorers accomplished many objectives within the land now known as Montana. The earliest authorized edition of the Lewis and Clark journals resides in the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library at The University of Montana. WHAT, WHEN, WHERE Schedule of Events June 23-26, 2011 THURSDAY, JUNE 23 all day all day 1:00 � 4:30 pm ARRIVAL CHECK-IN "M" Walk/Hike Glacial Lake Missoula Tours Tour Prescott House Student Orientation Opening Ceremonies DEPARTURE Barbeque & Shindig Adventurers arrive via Plane, Train, & Automobile Adult Check-In, DoubleTree � snacks Student Check-In, Knowles Hall � snacks View Missoula from Mt. Sentinel Volunteer Guides await you at the base (see map) Wear athletic shoes, hat and sunscreen A restored Victorian home built in1898 Volunteer Guides will meet you there (see map) Montana Theater Montana Theater Depart from Montana Theater at the Washington Family's Grant Creek Ranch, the historical home of Jeannette Rankin. Festive Western attire encouraged. Bring a jacket� it gets chilly after the sun goes down! 1:00 � 4:30 pm 4:45 � 5:30 pm 5:30 � 7:00 pm 7:00 � 7:30 pm 7:30 � 10:30 pm 9:00 � 10:30 pm 10:30 pm 11:00 to close DEPARTURE Adult reception Depart for DoubleTree & Dorm Reception continues at Finn & Porter, DoubleTree Wylie and the Wild West,Thursday June 23rd 9:00 pm "Wylie Gustafson is the coolest cowpoke around." Singer, songwriter, rancher, horseman, and the original, world-famous Yahoo!� yodeler, � Wylie Gustafson leads the musical outfit known as The Wild West. Summit Tips � � � � � � � Please wear your badge at all times. If you lose your badge please visit our command post on the first floor of the Phyllis J. Washington School of Education. Double-check that cell phones and electronic devices are turned off throughout the Summit. Please be sure to take your seats promptly after meals and breaks. We have a full program and must remain on schedule. If you leave the theater during the program, you may be asked to wait in the lobby until the next scheduled break. All food should be restricted to the Montana Theater lobby, please do not return to your seat with anything other than bottled water. Snacks and beverages will be plentiful throughout the day. If you have questions or need assistance, please look for our volunteers wearing an Adventures orange shirt. Audience members and participants may be photographed or otherwise recorded for use by Student Achievement & Advocacy Services and The University of Montana. Two seats are reserved at every dining table for Mentors. Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 Schedule of Events, Cont'd FRIDAY, JUNE 24 7:00 � 8:45 am DEPARTURE Depart DoubleTree for campus via bus every 15 minutes or nice 0.4 mile walk along the river Food Zoo "Discover Your Brain" Montana Theater Montana Theater foyer "Capitalism & Conservation" Montana Theater Phyllis J.Washington College of Education & Human Sciences "Nobel Aspirations" Montana Theater "Science: The Ultimate Adventure" Montana Theater University of Montana Oval Depart for Missoula Children's Theater Creativity & Expression: Planned or Spontaneous Depart for UM Campus Knowles Hall Prescott House Depart campus for DoubleTree via bus or nice 0.4 mile walk along the river Reception continues at Finn & Porter, DoubleTree 7:00 � 8:45 am 9:00 � 10:45 am 10:45 � 11:15 am 11:15 � 12:45 pm 1:00 � 2:30 pm 2:45 � 4:00 pm 4:15 � 5:15 pm 5:30 � 7:00 pm 7:00 � 7:30 pm 7:30 � 9:30 pm 9:30 � 10:00 pm 10:00 � 11:30 pm 10:30 � 11:30 pm 11:30 to close Breakfast MORNING SYMPOSIUM A Break / Java Time MORNING SYMPOSIUM B Lunch / BREAKOUT SESSIONS AFTERNOON SYMPOSIUM A AFTERNOON SYMPOSIUM B Dinner on the Oval DEPARTURE Montana Children's Theater DEPARTURE Student Dance / Game room Adult Reception DEPARTURE Adult Reception BREAKOUT SESSIONS, Friday, June 24, 1:00 - 2:30 pm 1 2 3 4 5 6 Thinking Like a Winner The Art of Photography The Environment in 50 Years � Will we make it? So YOU Want to be a WRITER? Math is not just for Nerds! Building a Business Breakout Sessions are small seminars for 30-50 Adventurers. This is a unique opportunity to have an in-depth conversation with the Mentors. Generally there are 3-4 Achievers leading a discussion on the topic. All sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All sessions are held at the Phyllis J.Washington College of Education & Human Sciences. You will be guided a mere 100 yards from the Montana Theater to the atrium where you will pick up your delicious lunch to take to the classroom of your choice. Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 Schedule of Events, Cont'd SATURDAY, JUNE 25 7:00 � 8:45 am 7:00 � 8:45 am 9:00 � 10:45 am 10:45 � 11:15 am 11:15 am � 12:45 pm 1:00 pm � 2:30 pm 2:45 � 4:30 pm 4:30 � 5:30 pm 5:30 � 6:00 pm 6:30 � 9:00 pm DEPARTURE Breakfast Morning Symposium A Break � Java Time Morning Symposium B Lunch / BREAKOUT SESSIONS Afternoon Symposium Break / Java Time DEPARTURE Hall of Champions Tour / Dinner & Celebration Depart DoubleTree for campus via bus every 15 minutes or nice 0.4 mile walk along the river Food Zoo "The Frontiers of Technology", Montana Theater Montana Theater foyer "You can make a difference!" Montana Theater Phyllis J.Washington College of Education & Human Sciences) "Finding Your Niche in Life" Montana Theater Free time to prepare for evening festivities. Adults depart for DoubleTree Depart DoubleTree for campus via bus or nice 0.4 mile walk along the river On the 50-yard line, Washington-Grizzly Stadium Dress is festive/dressy, but not formal. No jeans. Phyllis J.Washington College of Education & Human Sciences � 3rd Floor Atrium Depart campus for DoubleTree via bus or nice 0.4 mile walk along the river Reception continues at Finn & Porter, DoubleTree 9:30 � 11:30 pm 9:30 � 11:30 pm 10:30 � 11:30 pm 11:30 to close Student Dance / Game room Knowles Hall Adult Reception DEPARTURE Adult Reception BREAKOUT SESSIONS, Saturday, June 25, 1:00 - 2:30 pm 1 2 3 4 5 6 The Future of Technology The Future of Education Fun with Physics! The Creative Process So YOU Want to be a WRITER? 21st Century Explorers dreams unfulfilled, " It isn't a calamity to die withto dream. But it is a calamity not " Missoula, Montana --Dr. Benjamin Mays, Mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. June 23-26, 2011 Schedule of Events, Cont'd SUNDAY, JUNE 26 8:00 � 10:00 am 8:00 � 10:00 am all day DEPARTURE Breakfast DEPARTURE Depart DoubleTree for campus via bus every 15 minutes or nice 0.4 mile walk along the river Food Zoo Depart via Plane, Train, & Automobile Healthy bag lunches available Old Grant Creek Rd. A B The University of Montana 32 Campus Dr., 243-0211 To Spokane, WA Airway Blvd. Exit 99 F RE EK DoubleTree Inn 100 Madison (Across the foot bridge from U of M) 728-3100 TC C D E Missoula Children's Theatre 200 N Adams St. (Corner of Adams and Broadway) 728-7529 GR AN Reserve St. Exit 101 The Washington Achievement Center Corner of Railroad and North Higgins G The Washington Companies Headquarters 101 International Dr. (Corner of International and Reserve) 523-1300 Inte rnati ona l Dr. E To Airport 90 F G Grant Creek Ranch 7700 Grant Creek Rd., 721-1210 Missoula International Airport 5225 Hwy 10 West, 728-4381 RUSSELL BR OA AY DW A OR Toole NG E RESERVE Orange St. Exit 104 Va n DW AY S oa d Bu Ra ilr GIN Madison C HIG S. 3RD B Foot Bridge S. 5th ren BR OA D Van Buren Exit 105 RUSSELL BR O HIGGINS ST O University Campus H EP S EN S. 6th BR KS A OA DW AY East Missoula Exit 106 Beckwith Arthur To Butte, MT To Hamilton, MT South Missoula, Montana 93 June 23-26, 2011 Event Locations Adventures Functions will be in these locations Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 About the Event Venues MISSOULA, MONTANA Nicknamed "The Garden City," Missoula lies halfway between Glacier and Yellowstone national parks and has been mentioned in novels by authors ranging from Ernest Hemingway to Norman Maclean. The Missoula Valley was born from the wake of the 3,000 square mile Glacial Lake Missoula that covered the area during the last ice age. Archeologists have found evidence of settlements dating back to 3,500 B.C. and artifacts dating back nearly 12,000 years. Once home to Salish, Kootenai, Pend d'Oreille, Blackfeet, and Shoshone tribes, Missoula Valley's eastern entrance was filled with so many human bones from the continuing conflict between local Native American tribes and passers-through that it became known as "Hell's Gate". The name stuck, as evidenced by Hellgate Canyon and Hellgate High School. Perhaps the most notable people to pass through the area were explorers Lewis and Clark who stopped at Traveler's Rest, just south of Missoula, twice during their expedition in the early 1800s. Settlement of the Missoula area began shortly thereafter and the United States Army established Fort Missoula in 1877. In 1883, the Northern Pacific Railway reached Missoula, driving the growth of industry in Missoula. The end of the 19th century through the 20th century saw the creation of the University of Montana, the age of the Copper Kings, the rise and decline of the local logging industry, and the growth of Missoula as a retail and service center. For the 60,000+ residents and those who visit Missoula, there truly is something for everyone. During the winter, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and ice fishing provide ample outdoor recreation opportunity, while summer months are filled with hiking, fly fishing, river rafting, and bicycling. During late spring, summer, and early fall, downtown Missoula hosts the colorful Farmers' and People's markets, which offer fresh produce and local crafts. The city also hosts the International Wildlife Film Festival, a minor league baseball team � the Missoula Osprey, the Missoula Art Museum, the World Affairs Council of Montana, and the Missoula Children's Theatre. As stated in the book How to Get an Ivy League Education at a State University, Missoula is, "...a Rocky Mountain Berkeley... the kind of place many people hate to leave." PHOTO: MERLE LOMAN PHOTO: MARK GORSETH PHOTO: TODD GOODRICH Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 About the Event Venues, Cont'd THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA In 1893, Missoula won the vote to become home to the state's first university. Today, it offers more than 60 majors, over 50 fields of study for master's degrees, and nearly a dozen doctoral programs. With a record of academic excellence that includes 7 Pulitzer Prize winning alumni, 11 Truman Scholars, 14 Goldwater Scholars, 31 Udall Scholars, and 28 Rhodes Scholars. From the World Trade Center on campus, to a world-renowned facility for ecological studies and freshwater research, to the state-of-the-art Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences, to the monitoring of global warming for NASA, The University of Montana Campus is filled with unique opportunities. Adding to the academic attraction of the University is the allure of the campus and surrounding area. The 220-acre campus is framed by Mount Sentinel, the Clark Fork River, and the city of Missoula, and is minutes from the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness trailhead. Main Hall, at the center of campus, houses a 47-bell carillon and stands opposite a bronze grizzly bear statue representing the school mascot. In recent years, The University of Montana has won acclaim by Rolling Stone magazine as the "most scenic campus in America" and by Outside magazine for ranking, "...among the top 10 colleges nationally for combining academic quality and outdoor recreation." With excellent academic programs, active campus life, beautiful environment and friendly atmosphere, The University of Montana offers an educational opportunity unlike any other. PHOTO: TODD GOODRICH MISSOULA CHILDREN'S THEATRE (MCT) Founded in 1970, Missoula Children's Theatre set forth with the goal of developing live theatre for kids. The concept quickly evolved into casting youngsters into local community productions affording them valuable exposure to theatre arts. Years later MCT teams in their famous little red trucks bring productions to communities across the country and the world. Their new facility opened in 1998 and serves as home to both Missoula Children's Theatre and MCT Community Theatre. Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 PHOTO: MAUREEN ROY PRESCOTT HOUSE The Prescott House was once the homestead of Montana state legislator and county commissioner Charles R. Prescott. The childhood home of his wife, Julia Prescott, served as inspiration for this Queen Anne-style house, built in 1898. In 1955, the University of Montana purchased the property and granted lifetime tenancy to Charles Prescott, Jr. who resided there until his death in 1993. In 1995, Phyllis J. Washington over saw the renovation of the landmark for the University, completing the 11-room building with period furnishings. In 1999, the Prescott House won a Historic Preservation Award and it is currently a National Register Listed Property. WASHINGTON-GRIZZLY STADIUM Washington-Grizzly Stadium is home to the Montana Grizzlies football team, two-time national champions and consistent leaders in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision. Named for Dennis Washington, who donated its construction in 1985, the facility now houses more than 25,000 people for events ranging from football games to concerts by major acts which have included Pearl Jam and the Rolling Stones. PHYLLIS J. WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Dedicated in 2009, this school was carefully designed to attract and train the most effective teachers in the United States. The 27,000 square foot addition to the original Education building is a platform for utilizing the latest technology, offering multimedia production studios, classrooms with Smart Boards and iPads, the largest Omniglobe at any U.S. university, and an actual operating preschool. Preparing the future of our nation's education, the Center focuses on early childhood education, math and science instruction, and distance learning. GRANT CREEK RANCH The verdant and beautiful area surrounding Grant Creek attracted settlers towards the end of the 19th century, including John and Olive Rankin, whose daughter, Jeannette Rankin, became the first woman elected to the United States House of Representatives. The Washington family acquired the property in 1985, which now operates as a working ranch. The ranch is habitat for a variety of wildlife from big game to cutthroat trout. Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 first building. ity of Montana's was The Univers ril 7, 1896. Main Hall as placed on Ap e cornerstone w Th View of the Miss oula Valley from Mt. Sentinel. The eastern entrance to Missoula Valley was known to French fur trappers as "Porte d'Enfer", translated to "Hell's Gate", as a result of the Photo c.1910. ambushes that left bones littering the Hell Gate Store, an1860 trading post. canyon area. In 1860, Christopher P. Higgins and Frank L. Worden built the Hell Gate Store as a trading post on this mountain travel corridor. A few years later, they built a sawmill and a flour mill upriver dubbed Missoula Mills. The mills formed an economic center for a growing town to be called Missoula, a derivation of the historical Salish name meaning "place of freezing/cold water". MENTORS: HONORED SPEAKERS, ALUMNI, VOLUNTEERS Mentoring in Montana A mentor is defined as a wise and trusted counselor or teacher. Mentor was the name of a character in Greek mythology who was the trusted counselor to Odysseus's son Telemachus. Mentoring can take place during a brief conversation or over a lifetime. We are honored to announce an amazing roster of achievers who will be mentoring our student scholars over the next few days. This list includes the Adventures Class of 2011, Alumni Mentors, and our Montana Mentors: Class of 2011 Richard Anders Co-Founder Rubin/Anders Scientific, Inc Founder, Mass Medical Angels Rick Bass Writer & Environmental Activist Rebecca Bendick Geologist & Professor, UM Roger Bingham Co-Founder, The Science Network John Buck Sculptor & Print maker Matt Bundle Associate Professor, Dept. of Health & Human Performance � Director, Biomechanics Lab, UM Deborah Butterfield Sculptor Roz Chast Cartoonist & Writer Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Writer & Professor of Psychology Jeremy Denk Pianist Bonnie Dunbar Astronaut & Engineer Royce Engstrom President, The University of Montana Dick Heckmann Water Entrepreneur Ben Huh CEO, ICanHasCheezburger.com Walter Kirn Novelist & Screenwriter William Kittredge Chronicler of the American West Karl Marlantes Novelist & Rhodes Scholar Robert McCurdy Artist Deborah D. McWhinney Head, Citi Global Enterprise Payments Peter Norvig Director of Research, Google Stephen Roulac Founder, Roulac Group Brent Ruby Director, Montana Center for Work Physiology & Exercise Metabolism, UM Steve Running Nobel Peace Prize M. Sanjayan Lead Scientist at The Nature Conservancy Alex and Andrew Smith Filmmakers, Screenwriters, Professors Richard Taylor Nobel Prize in Physics Mark Tercek President & CEO, Nature Conservancy Anna Thomas Screenwriter & Cookbook Author Matt Trevithick Partner, Venrock Stephen Wolfram Founder & CEO, Wolfram Research Alumni Mentors Jean Auel `03 Best-selling Author Dalton Conley `09 Dean for Social Sciences, NYU Jacques d'Amboise '09 American Ballet Legend Rita Dove `03 United States Poet Laureate 1993-1995 Claudia Dreifus `09 "Science Times" New York Times Annie Duke '09 Winner of 2004 World Series of Poker George Dyson `05 Historian of Technology Murray Gell-Mann `05 Nobel Prize in Physics Sheldon Glashow `03 Nobel Prize in Physics Larry Gonick `07 Cartoonist Victoria Gray `03 Founder, Adventures of the Mind Carol Greider `03 Nobel Prize in Medicine Brad Grossman `05 Creative Adviser and Producer Jack Horner `03 Paleontologist, MacArthur Fellow Naveen Jain `09 Co-founder Intelius Inc. Joanna Klink `09 Poet & Professor, Harvard Kathy L'Amour `03 Publishing Melanie Lawson '09 Award-winning journalist, ABC Jennifer 8 Lee `09 Writer & Journalist Louis Lerman `09 Co-founder, The Insitu Group, Inc John Lilly `09 Technology Guru, Greylock Partners Shahara Ahmad-Llewellyn `05 Writer & Philanthropist Bill and Kathy Magee `09 Operation Smile Co-Founders Mary McFadden `09 Fashion Archeologist Mark Moffett aka Dr. Bugs `03 Naturalist and Photographer Kary Mullis `03 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Gerry Ohrstrom `11 Research Investor & Philanthropist Lisa Randall `05 Author & Physics Professor, Harvard Richard Roberts `03 Nobel Prize in Medicine Ginny Ruffner `03 Artist Charles Simonyi `03 Software Pioneer Charlesinspace.com Frank Sulloway `03 Darwin Scholar, MacArthur Fellow Amy Tan `03 Novelist & Explorer Herschel Walker `05 Heisman Trophy Winner & Entrepreneur Sam Wang `09 Author & Neuroscientist, Princeton Dennis Washington `03 Montana-based industrialist and philanthropist Phyllis Washington `03 Education & Philanthropy Robert Wilson `09 Nobel Prize in Physics Montana Mentors Martin Horejsi Educational Technology David Allan Cates Associate Professor, Phyllis J. Washington College of Novelist & Professor of Journalism, UM Education and Human Sciences UM David Cody Stephen Kalm Professor of Music, UM Dean, College of Visual & Performing Arts, UM Christopher Comer Marc Mariani Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, UM NFL Wide Receiver for Tennessee Titans, UM Alum Ray Cross Nancy Marra Professor of Law, UM Director of Field Experiences, Robert Currie Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Director, Montana Digital Academy Human Sciences, UM Roberta Evans L. Scott Mills Dean, Phyllis J. Washington College of Education Professor of Wildlife Biology, UM and Human Sciences, UM Robin Pflugrad Amanda Fortini Head Football coach, UM Writer, "New Yorker" Prageeta Sharma Mike Halligan Professor of English, UM Executive Director, Dennis and Phyllis Washington Sheila Stearns Foundation Montana Commissioner of Higher Education Susan Harper-Whalen Kimberlee Visser Associate Dean, Phyllis J. Washington College of Board of Directors, Missoula Children's Theater Education and Human Sciences, UM Dirk Visser CEO, Allegiance Benefit Plan Management Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 Class of 2011 Richard Anders Co-Founder Rubin/Anders Scientific, Inc � Founder, Mass Media Angels Entrepreneurship � Science � Food Richard Anders, J.D., co-managing director of Rubin/Anders Scientific, is an entrepreneur with a background and interest in computers. A lawyer by training, he founded Jurisoft, which he sold to Lexis/Nexis, he published newspapers, and was a founding trustee of the Massachusetts Interactive Media Council. Rick Bass Writer & Environmental Activist Mountains � Activism � Yoga Rick Bass was born in Fort Worth, Texas, the son of a geologist, and he studied petroleum geology at Utah State University. He grew up in Houston and started writing short stories on his lunch breaks while working as a petroleum geologist in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1987, he moved with his wife, the artist Elizabeth Hughes Bass, to the remote Yaak Valley near Troy, Montana, where he worked to protect his adopted home from roads and logging. Rebecca Bendick World Geologist,The University of Montana Mountains � Exploration � Physics Rebecca Bendick, Ph.D., studies the deformation of the Earth's lithosphere over a range of length scales from thousands to tens of kilometers. She is especially interested in understanding the mechanisms that produce the continental landscape, especially how landscape is related to the simple forces associated with tectonics and topography. Roger Bingham Co-Founder,The Science Network Neuroscience � Writer � Minds Roger Bingham is a scientist, writer, and public television producer. He is co-founder and director of The Science Network and creator of the Beyond Belief conferences. His work has been said to "represent some of the best and most sensitive popular discussion of cuttingedge science available." John Buck Artist Prints � Sculpture � Wood John Buck is a sculptor and print maker who works in wood, bronze, and glass. He has received many awards and commissions, and has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions. Matt Bundle Associate Professor, Department of Health and Human Performance, and Director of the Biomechanics Laboratory, UM Running � Body � Mechanics Matt Bundle studies how much the human body can endure and use those results to ensure safety and performance in tough work environments. Matt Bundle is the director of The University of Montana's Biomechanics Laboratory. His research endeavors focus on examining the link between the energetics and mechanics of both human and comparative locomotion. Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 Class of 2011, Cont'd Deborah Butterfield Sculptor Horses � Sticks � Art Deborah Kay Butterfield is an American sculptor. She is best known for her sculptures of horses made from found objects, like metal, and especially pieces of wood. Roz Chast Cartoonist & Writer Art � NYC � Parrots Roz Chast has loved to draw cartoons since she was a child growing up in Brooklyn. She attended Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in painting because it seemed more artistic. However, soon after graduating, she reverted to type and began drawing cartoons once again. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Writer & Professor of Psychology "Flow" � Meaning � Engagement Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is a Hungarian psychology professor, who emigrated to the United States at the age of 22. Now at Claremont Graduate University, he is noted for both his work in the study of happiness and creativity and for his notoriously difficult name, but is best known as the architect of the notion of flow. Jeremy Denk Pianist Solo � Keys � Masters American pianist Jeremy Denk has steadily built a reputation as one of today's most compelling and persuasive artists with an unusually broad repertoire. During the 2010-11 season, Denk release his first solo recording, Jeremy Denk Plays Ives. Bonnie Dunbar Astronaut & Engineer, Museum of Flight Space � Engineering � Blast-off Dr. Dunbar became a NASA astronaut in August 1981. A veteran of five space flights, Dr. Dunbar has logged more than 1,208 hours (50 days) in space. She served as a mission specialist on STS 61-A in 1985, STS-32 in 1990, and STS-71 in 1995, and was the Payload Commander on STS-50 in 1992 and STS-89 in 1998. Royce Engstrom President,The University of Montana Canoes � Chemistry � Leadership The University of Montana's 17th President, Dr. Royce C. Engstrom, came to Missoula in 2007 from the University of South Dakota, where he was a Professor of Chemistry, and Dean of the Graduate School. Throughout his career, President Engstrom has been an enthusiastic participant in undergraduate research. Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 Class of 2011, Cont'd Dick Heckmann Water Entrepreneur Entrepreneurship � Water � Opportunity Serial entrepreneur, Richard J. Heckmann, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Heckmann Corporation, a holding company of China Water and Drinks Inc. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of K2 Sports, and Chief Executive Officer and President of Siemens Water Technologies Corp. Ben Huh Media Entrepreneur � CEO, ICanHasCheesburger.com Curious � Driven � Improving Ben Huh is the owner of the phenomenally popular blog, I Can Has Cheezburger, which, along with lolcats, features comical pictures of cats with captions, and other animal images. The website is one of the most popular internet sites displaying lolcats receiving as many as 1,500,000 hits per day. ICHC was instrumental in bringing animal-based image macros and lolspeak into mainstream usage. Walter Kirn Novelist & Screenwriter Critic � Novelist � Airworld Walter Kirn is an American novelist, literary critic, and essayist. His latest book is the 2009 memoir Lost in the Meritocracy: The Under Education of an Overachiever. William Kittredge Chronicler of the American West Education � Never � Ends William Kittredge (born 1932) is an American writer from Oregon, United States. He became a major voice with his 1987 collection of essays, Owning It All, about the modern West. He followed with his famous book, Hole in the Sky: A Memoir. His book The Nature of Generosity holds forth on the value of what he terms extreme long loop altruism. Karl Marlantes Novelist & Rhodes Scholar Salmon � Football � Literature Karl Marlantes was raised in a small logging town in Oregon. He attended Yale University on a National Merit Scholarship and Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship. He made his living as an international consultant in strategy, mostly for energy companies, and is the author of the New York Times best seller, Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War. Robert McCurdy Artist 13th Century � Chinese � Poetry Robert McCurdy is an American artist known mainly for his oil painting portraits. He is featured in the National Portrait Gallery and known internationally for his unique and masterful portrait painting style. Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 Class of 2011, Cont'd Deborah D. McWhinney Head, Citi Global Enterprise Payments Passion � Perspective � Purpose Deborah McWhinney has been President of personal banking and wealth management and Head of global digital merchant acquiring at Citigroup, Inc. Ms. McWhinney served as Chief Personal Wealth Overseer of Citigroup, Inc. until February 14, 2011. Peter Norvig Director of Research, Google Uncertainty � Diligence � Clarity Peter Norvig is an American computer scientist and is currently the Director of Research (formerly Director of Search Quality) at Google Inc. He is a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence and the Association for Computing Machinery. Stephen Roulac Founder, Roulac Group Entrepreneurship � Visionary � Strategist Stephen Roulac is a nationally recognized expert on strategic management, capital markets, securitization, institutional investing, and property analysis/valuation. He organized, led, and had major impacts on developing national consulting practices of Kenneth Leventhal and Deloitte & Touche. Brent Ruby Director, Montana Center for Work Physiology & Exercise Metabolism, UM Create � Innovate � Challenge Brent Ruby is the Director of the Montana Center for Work Physiology and Exercise Metabolism at the University of Montana. Dr. Ruby walks the line between his work as a research scientist and his play as an ultra-endurance triathlete and runner. He strives to integrate his creative thoughts and love of physical activity into an aggressive research plan to better understand the upper limits of human performance. Steve Running Nobel Peace Prize Mountains � Bike � Wine Steven W. Running, Ph.D. in Forest Ecology, has been with the University of Montana, Missoula since 1979, where he is a University Regents Professor of Ecology. His primary research interest is the development of global and regional ecosystem bio-geochemical models. He is a Team Member for the NASA Earth Observing System, Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectro-radiometer, and he is responsible for the EOS global terrestrial net primary production and evapotranspiration data sets. M. Sanjayan Lead Scientist,The Nature Conservancy Nature � Exploration � Wildlife M. Sanjayan is the lead scientist for The Nature Conservancy, where he specializes in human well-being and conservation, Africa, wildlife ecology, and media outreach and public speaking on conservation issues. Sanjayan's scientific work has been published in journals including Science, Nature, and Conservation Biology. Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 Class of 2011, Cont'd Alex Smith Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Professor Awareness � Empathy � Words Alex Smith is a filmmaker, screenwriter, educator and author of short fiction. He teaches Screenwriting and Directing at the University of Texas at Austin, and is the Creative Director of the University of Texas Film Institute, where he recently produced the feature film Dance With The One. Alex, along with his twin brother Andrew, co-wrote and co-directed the award-winning feature film, The Slaughter Rule. The brothers have written for F/X, Fox Searchlight, Columbia Pictures, HBO, Disney and ESPN Films. Andrew Smith Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Professor Integrity � Simplicity � Cine-poem Andrew's essays and poetry have been published in literary and national magazines, including Gulf Coast, Surface, GQ, and Ploughshares. He has taught at the University of Iowa, the Gotham Writers' Workshop, and is an Assistant Professor in the Media Arts program at the University of Montana. Andrew, along with his twin brother Alex, co-wrote and co-directed the awardwinning feature film, The Slaughter Rule. The brothers have written for F/X, Fox Searchlight, Columbia Pictures, HBO, Disney and ESPN Films. Richard Taylor Nobel Prize in Physics Physics � Fishing � Alberta Richard Edward Taylor, CC, FRS, FRSC is a Canadian-American professor (Emeritus) at Stanford University. In 1990, he shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with Jerome Friedman and Henry Kendall "for their pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons, which have been of essential importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics." Anna Thomas Screenwriter & Cookbook Author Film � Food � Stories Anna Thomas is an Academy Award nominated screenwriter, as well as a producer, director and author, with film credits including El Norte, Frida, and My Family, Mi Familia. Thomas is also the author of four best-selling cookbooks, including The Vegetarian Epicure and Love Soup, and her food writing has appeared in major publications. Mark Tercek President and CEO,The Nature Conservancy Japan � Habitat � Paperboy Mark Tercek is president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy uses a science-based, collaborative approach to solve complex global challenges. Matt Trevithick Partner, Venrock � Alternative Energy & Nanotechnology Clean-energy � Entrepreneurship � Venture-capital Matt Trevithick joined Venrock in 2004 after a 4-year investigation of energy-related applications of nanotechnology. Matt previously co-founded and sold two software companies - LiquidMarket, a product search and comparison shopping service, acquired by NBC Internet in 1999 and Flash Communications, a developer of instant messaging technology. Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 Class of 2011, Cont'd Stephen Wolfram Founder & CEO, Wolfram Research Creator, Wolfram Alpha Science � Technology � Business Stephen Wolfram is a distinguished scientist, inventor, author, and business leader. He is the creator of Mathematica, the author of A New Kind of Science, the creator of Wolfram|Alpha, and the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research. Mentors Jean Auel `03 Best-Selling Author Writer � Paleo-archeology � Grandmother Popular, best-selling author of such books as Clan of the Cave Bear, her first novel, which was published after she turned 40. Subsequent books have been international best sellers and she has received numerous awards. Dalton Conley `09 Dean for Social Sciences, NYU Socio � Economic � Status Dr. Dalton Clark Conley is an American sociologist. He is best known for his contributions to understanding how socioeconomic status is transmitted across generations. Jaques D'Amboise `09 Dance � Education � Passion American Ballet Legend � Founder, National Dance Institute Jacques d'Amboise is a well-known American ballet dancer and choreographer. Jacques was a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, where ballets were especially created for him by famous choreographer George Balanchine. Mr. d'Amboise has also choreographed ballets for the New York City Ballet. Rita Dove `03 United States Poet Laureate 1993-1995 Poetry � Opera � Dance Rita Dove is a former U.S. Poet Laureate (1993-1995) and recipient of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in poetry. Her most recent poetry collections are Sonata Mulattica (2009) and American Smooth (2004). She is Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia. Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 Mentors, Cont'd Claudia Dreifus `09 "Science Times"The New York Times" Journalism � Nature � Teaching Ms. Claudia Dreifus writes for the Tuesday science section of the New York Times. She is known internationally for her interviews with scientists, policy makers, and international figures. She is an author and a professor at Columbia University. Annie Duke `09 Winner of 2004 World Series of Poker Probability � Chance � Africa Ms. Annie Duke is a professional poker player and author who won a bracelet in the 2004 World Series of Poker and was the winner of the 2004 World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions, where she earned the Winner-Take-All prize of $2,000,000. George Dyson `05 Historian of Technology Kayak � Technology � vonNeumann George Dyson is a scientific historian, the son of Freeman Dyson, brother of Esther Dyson. He is the author of Project Orion: The Atomic Spaceship and Darwin Among the Machines. He once lived in a treehouse in British Columbia at a height of 30 meters. Murray Gell-Mann `05 Nobel Prize in Physics Birds � Quarks � Patterns Dr. Murray Gell-Mann is Professor and Co-Chairman of the Science Board of the Santa Fe Institute, and author of the popular science book, The Quark and the Jaguar. In 1969, Dr. Gell-Mann received the Nobel Prize in physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles. As a recipient of myriad honorary degrees and a member of many leading science organizations, Gell-Mann is an international representative and advocate for the sciences. Sheldon Glashow `03 Nobel Prize in Physics Puzzles � Physics � Family Dr. Sheldon Glashow is the Metcalf Professor of Mathematics and Physics at Boston University. He was the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1979 with Abdus Salam and Steve Weinberg for their contributions to the theory of the unified weak and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles. Larry Gonick `07 Cartoonist Science � History � Comics Larry Gonick is a cartoonist best known for The Cartoon History of the Universe, a history of the world in comic book form, which he has been publishing in installments since 1977. The diversity of his interests, and the success with which his books have met, have together earned Gonick the distinction of being the most well-known and respected of cartoonists who have applied their craft to unraveling the mysteries of science. Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 Mentors, Cont'd Victoria Gray `03 Founder, Student Achievement & Advocacy Services Financial literacy � Horses � WWF Victoria Gray is the founder of Student Achievement & Advocacy Services, an organization dedicated to helping exceptionally promising young people meet their full potential. She also created the Achievement Advocate Certificate for Financial Literacy "AACFL", providing online personal financial and management skills for grades 5 and up. Carol Greider `03 Nobel Prize in Medicine Chromosomes � Photography � Adventure Carol Greider is a molecular biologist at Johns Hopkins University. She discovered the enzyme telomerase in 1984, when she was a graduate student of Elizabeth Blackburn at the University of California, Berkeley. Greider pioneered research on the structure of telomeres, the ends of the chromosomes. She was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, along with Blackburn and Jack W. Szostak of Boston, Massachusetts, for their discovery that telomeres are protected from progressive shortening by the enzyme telomerase. Brad Grossman `05 Creative Adviser and Producer Curiosity � Creativity � Culture Brad Grossman is a cultural and creative advisor and producer who works with leaders in all fields. He's the founder of Grossman & Partners and of the Zeitguide, a cultural report he customizes for clients. Jack Horner `03 Paleontologist, MacArthur Fellow Dinosaurs � Explore � Learn Dr. John "Jack" Horner is one of the world's premier paleontologists. In 1975, he was hired as a research assistant in the Museum of Natural History at Princeton University, where he worked until 1982. From 1982 until the present he has worked at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana, where he is Curator of Paleontology. Dr. Horner was the technical advisor to Steven Spielberg for the movies Jurassic Park and its sequel, The Lost World. Naveen Jain `09 Co-Founder, Intelius Inc. Entrepreneur � Philanthropist � Exponential Technology Mr. Naveen Jain is a business executive and an entrepreneur, founder of InfoSpace and Intelius. As a child and young man, Mr. Jain witnessed firsthand the dire effects of poverty and illiteracy in Northern India, especially upon women and children. Mr. Jain vowed that one day he would put himself in a position to help his fellow Indians, as well as anyone who is held back by lack of education, sexism, and grinding poverty. Joanna Klink `09 Poet & Professor, Harvard Poems � Bicycles � Being-outside Professor Joanna Klink is the author of They Are Sleeping and Circadian. Her poems have appeared in Chicago Review, Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, and other journals. A recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writer's Award, she has been a permanent member of the poetry faculty at the University of Montana since the fall of 2001. Ms. Klink's poem Thoughts on Fog was a feature on Poetry Daily. Missoula, Montana June 23-26, 2011 Mentors, Cont'd Kathy L'Amour `03