• John M. Campbell, Sr., independent consultant, Norman
• Dr. James W. Mold, professor and director of the research division in the department of family and preventive medicine at the OU Health Science Center
• Dusan S. Zrnic, senior scientist, National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman
Nelson said the panel discussion provided a platform for Oklahoma's National Academy members to discuss their research, as well as the status of science education and research in the state of Oklahoma.
Four organizations make up the academies, which is known collectively as the National Academies: the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council.