We live in a time where miraculous medical discoveries are occurring all the time. Regrettably many of the miracle tools, because of their size and complexity, are confined to state of the art medical centers in large cities. In this lecture we will present our efforts to build new medical tools in our hope to help save lives in remote and hard to reach places in the world. We will present our efforts to build medical tools to determine life threatening traumatic injuries to the head and torso by using the Micropower Ultrwideband Impulse Radar (MUIR).

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Dr.John Chang

John Chang is a scientist and supervisor in the Engineering Directorate at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He received is PhD in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. His research interests are in areas of electromagnetic theories and techniques. He has been investigating non-invasive wireless technologies for medical applications at the LLNL since 1999.  He is a member on the Institutional Review Board to ensure protection of human subjects for research. He is a practicing EMT and Unit Leader with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, Bay Area Mountain Rescue Unit. He serves as a managing officer for the Mountain Rescue Association. He also serves on the Scientific Advisory Committee for Tahoe Institute for Rural Health Research.



Dean Reese

Physics and Biology Teacher
Tracy High School

Dean Reese received his undergraduate degree in physics from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Currently, he is the Science Department Chairperson at Tracy High School and has been teaching there since 2002. He teaches IB Physics, Conceptual Physics, and ELL Conceptual Physics. He has been a Master Teacher for LLNL’s Education Program since 2007 and currently instructs in the Computer Simulation Teacher Research Academy. Dean has co-presented with various scientist in many Science on Saturday Presentations. In 2006, Dean had a DOE Academies Creating Teacher Scientists internship where he interned for 3 consecutive summers at the Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry at LLNL. In 2011, Dean was awarded the Cortopassi Family Foundation Excellence in Science Teaching Award. He is a dedicated advisor for the Tracy High Earth Club, Scientifically Speaking Club, and Computer Programming Club. Dean is a master instructor for the SIMMS (Secondary Integration of Modeling in Math and Science) Project with the intent of developing computer modeling skills for high school science and math teachers within the San Joaquin County. Prior to becoming a teacher Dean was a soldier in the United States Army National Guard.

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