Bridging the Gap 2022 Keynotes

Come hear Dr. Mitch Prinstein, our 2022 Bridging the Gap keynote speaker on October 25, explore what the latest neuroscience is telling us about the effects of technology and social media on the brain at one of the most pivotal times in childhood development and what this may mean for future generations of adults.  

Dr. Prinstein is the Chief Science Officer of the American Psychological Association and the John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers and nine books, including Popular: Finding Happiness and Success in a World That Cares Too Much About the Wrong Kinds of Relationships. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio and elsewhere.  

Dr. Prinstein also is co-director of the Winston National Center on Technology Use at UNC Chapel Hill, which received funding this year to expand three core initiatives: research, curriculum development for students of all ages and outreach to parents.

Dr. Ann Kulze will be the opening keynote on January 31, 2023, to launch the virtual Bridging the Gap STEM Educator Wellness Reboot.

Dr. Ann is a best-selling author, physician and highly sought motivational speaker in the areas of nutrition and healthy living. 

She received her undergraduate degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from Clemson University and her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, where she received numerous academic honors and graduated as the valedictorian of her class. With her formal training in both nutrition and medicine, along with extensive “hands on” experience as a wife, mother of four, and as an expert in the kitchen, Dr. Ann has distinguished herself as a one-of-a-kind “real world” nutrition and wellness authority. 

Dr. Ann is the author of six books including her best-selling, award winning Eat Right for Life series. She has been featured in many national media outlets including the Dr. Oz show, Oprah and Friends Radio, Time Magazine, USA Weekend, NPR and Prevention Magazine among others. Hundreds of businesses, including some of the country’s most prestigious medical centers, have used her books to guide their employees to better health. With her online Healthy Living School, and her e-courses, she is taking her unmatched ability to inspire and educate to even greater heights.  

About the Bridging the Gap STEM Educator Wellness Reboot

 For those missing the Bridging the Gap virtual experience, we will offer a completely virtual Bridging the Gap STEM Educator Wellness Reboot on January 31 with keynotes and small group interactive sessions to carry you into the New Year and through your second semester with all that you need to stay healthy and motivated. All 2022 Bridging the Gap attendees automatically will be registered to attend the virtual STEM Educator Wellness Reboot in January.

Those unable to attend the 2022 Bridging the Gap conference in person in October will have the opportunity to register for the virtual STEM Educator Wellness Reboot using a separate stand-alone ticket.

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