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Greater San Diego Science & Engineering Fair Management


Board of Directors:

Dr. Earl Williams, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command

Mr. Sany Zakharia, Qualcomm

Ms. Vickie Driver, Zim Biosciences

Dr. Donna Kritz-Silverstein, UCSD

Mr. William Proffer, Leidos

Mr. Sam Ferguson, Lockheed Martin



Steve Rodecker, Science Fair Director

Sany Zakharia, GSDSEF Treasurer


*Board Members Emeritus*

Phil Gay

Wendy Gay


Board of Directors Meeting Dates:

  • Mon 12/11/2023 @ 6:30pm (2024 budget approval)
  • Mon 1/29/2024 @ 6:30pm 
  • TBD, Mon 5/13/2024 or 5/20/2024 @ 7pm (discussion of post-Fair debrief)

Management Committee:

Mrs. Rose Armour, Coordinator of Screening, SRC Committee

Mr. Sean Bennett, SRC and Screening Committee

Mr. Dale Clarke, Intuit, Coordinator of Technology and Website 

Ms. Vickie Driver, Zim Biosciences, Coordinator of Judging

Ms. Jennifer Eveleth, Judging Committee

Mr. Sam Ferguson, LockheedCoordinator of Awards and Awards Ceremony AV 

Ms. Lila (Lou) Fowler, University of San Diego, Coordinator of Data and Statistics

Ms. Annie Marcelin, Judging Committee

Ms. Gina Martin, SRC and Screening Committee

Ms. Nadine Martin, Parking/Traffic/Security Committee

Dr. Laura McWilliams, Haley & Aldrich, Inc., Coordinator of Parking and Traffic

Mrs. Sejal Pabari, Coordinator of Professional Societies, Broadcom MASTERS Liaison

Mr. William Proffer, Leidos, Technology Committee

Mr. Steve Rodecker, Science Fair Director, SRC Committee

Mr. Hal Slater, Coordinator of Size and Safety

Mr. Douglas Smith, Leidos, Coordinator of Hospitality Committee

Mrs. Olivia Tianshi, Member

Mrs. Jessica Ullyot, Coordinator of GSDSEF Store, SRC and Screening Committee

Mrs. Diane Vermeulen, Professional Engineers in California Government, Member

Dr. Earl Williams, NAVWAR,  President of Board of Directors; Judging Process and Website Committee Coordinator

Mr. True Xiong, Sony Playstation, Coordinator of Volunteers

Mr. Sany Zakharia, Qualcomm, GSDSEF Treasurer, Judging Captain, Coordinator of Grants and Fundraising, Public Relations, Media and Outreach


Student Leadership Board Management Committee Member:

Kyle Tianshi,  SLB President



Mrs. Shirley Miranda, San Diego City Schools, Liaison to the California Science and Engineering Fair

Mr. John Spiegel, San Diego County Office of Education Liaison

Ms. Michael Garcia, Imperial County Office of Education Liaison


The Management Committee is a group of volunteers who give their time and expertise to coordinate and produce the Greater San Diego Science & Engineering Fair.