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Greater San Diego Science & Engineering Fair Management


Board of Directors:

Dr. Earl Williams, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command

Ms. Vickie Driver, Zim Biosciences

Dr. Donna Kritz-Silverstein, UCSD

Mr. William Proffer, Leidos

Mr. Sany Zakharia, Qualcomm

Mr. Sam Ferguson



Steve Rodecker, Science Fair Director

Sany Zakharia, Qualcomm, 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 
  • Mon 4/22/2024 @ 6:30pm (preview of post-Fair debrief)

Management Committee:

Mrs. Rose Armour, Coordinator of Screening, SRC Committee

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

Ms. Vickie Driver, Zim Biosciences, Coordinator of Judging

Mr. Sam Ferguson, University of San Diego, student, Coordinator of Awards and Awards Ceremony AV 

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, Public Relations Committee

Mr. Steve Rodecker, Science Fair Director, SRC Committee

Mr. Hal Slater, Coordinator of Size and Safety

Mr. Douglas Smith, Leidos, Technology and Website Management Committee

Mrs. Olivia Tianshi, Member

Mrs. Jessica Ullyot, SDCS - Gompers Preparatory Academy, Coordinator of GSDSEF Store, Screening Committee

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

Dr. Earl Williams, NAVWAR, Judging Committee

Mr. True Xiong, Sony Playstation, Coordinator of Volunteers, Public Relations Committee

Mr. Sany Zakharia, Qualcomm, GSDSEF Treasurer, Coordinator of Grants and Fundraising


Student Leadership Board Management Committee Member:


Eleanor Jung,  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.