The Maker Pro Catalyst


Wednesday, September 17, 9:40 am to 10:00 am in Auditorium

Inspiring Makers to continue to “break the rules” while empowering them to make a real world impact in technology, business, and today’s social needs. The talk will also showcase the significant success the Intel-Cornell Cup national competition has had at motivating and developing student Makers into becoming professional designers.


David R. Schneider, PhD

Field Lecturer, Systems Engineering, Cornell University
David R. Schneider graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Chemical Engineering in 1999, attended Columbia University Film M.F.A. Program in 2001, and earned his Masters and PhD from Cornell University in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Controls & Dynamics in 2007. David has taught at both Cornell and Columbia University. His most prominent research is his creation of the G*TA (G-Star-T-A) task allocation algorithm and his work as Program Manager of the Cornell RoboFlag program, with notable applications including AFRL UAV controls and NASA/NOAA unmanned boat designs. With a strong focus on education, David's latest endeavors are the creation of the Cornell Cup USA presented by Intel, Innovative Embedded Design National Competition; leading the Cornell University Sustainable Design: Sustainability Research Facility project; and the broader impacts video game creation for the NSF Expeditions in Computing Grant on Computational Sustainability.