Expanding Access to Technology & Tools



Roundtable Commenters

John Kelly 
Vice President of IEC
Department Chair
North Carolina A&T State University 


Angela Hwang
Senior Program Manager

Angela Hwang believes in making science and engineering easily accessible.

Angela began her STEM career in chemistry, earning a BS at Penn State and a Ph.D. at UCLA. During her graduate studies, she got her start in demystifying science by volunteering with a local outreach group to teach educators about nanoscience. She later moved on to Technovation (formerly Iridescent), a nonprofit focused on empowering STEM professionals to educate and inspire their local communities about their work. From there, she ran education and outreach programs out of an NSF-funded, 16 university-network known as National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure at Stanford University’s nanofacilities (nano@stanford).

In 2021, Angela joined Synopsys as a Senior Program Manager of Synopsys Academic & Research Alliances (SARA), where she works closely with academics and industry allies to create partnerships and programs that can empower students’ careers and find new paths to innovation.



Doug Mercer
Fellow Emeritus
Analog Devices Inc.

Douglas Mercer received the B.S.E.E degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in 1977. He has 45 years of experience in the linear IC industry, 32 in the design and development of high resolution and high speed data converter products. Since joining Analog Devices in 1977 he has contributed directly or indirectly to more than 30 commercial products with many industry firsts. Appointed to the position of ADI Fellow in 1995. Retired from full time work in 2009, he is currently a Fellow Emeritus within Analog Devices principally contributing to the ADI University engagement program.





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