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Presenters
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Janiene Langford
MESA Director, CSU East Bay
Janiene Langford, CSU East Bay MESA Director, has a background in higher education, nonprofit management, and program development and has worked with students ranging from middle school age to college students. In her role with the Institute, she has led numerous programs and organized large-scale events that have engaged representatives from public education, private industry, local governments, and elected officials. Janiene has more than 20 years of experience in higher education. She bridges education, business, and local government to provide career exploration and STEM literacy for students of all ages to increase equity in local industries.
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Dr. Cristian Gaedicke
Associate Professor, School of Engineering, CSU East Bay
Cristián Gaedicke: Associate Professor, School of Engineering. Dr. Gaedicke earned the Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009 and is a Licensed Professional Engineer (Civil) in the State of Texas (since 2011). His research interests include engineering education, sustainable construction materials, infrastructure, and construction engineering.

Dr. Gaedicke has experience in engineering education projects such as MESA and Discover Engineering. He has extensive experience in engineering education, sustainable construction materials, airfield pavements, computational mechanics, transportation engineering, and transportation infrastructure. He has worked on federally and state funded research by various agencies such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Chicago O’Hare Airport Modernization Plan, Texas Department of Transportation and Chevron. Dr. Gaedicke is a member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE).
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Susan Arias
MESA Director, SJSU
Hi! Welcome to the MESA State Advisors Training 2021! I have been part of MESA at San Jose State University for 11 years. I absolutely love what I do. I'm grateful to be part of the Moon Base team! Come and learn about our new MESA Day competition.