WHO: Steven Chu
Nobel Prize-winning physicist and the U.S. secretary of energy
WHAT: A lecture on “How Innovation Has Changed the World.”
WHEN: Oct. 13, 2011
WHERE: Wu and Chen Auditorium in Levine Hall,
3330 Walnut St., Philadelphia
On Thursday, Oct. 13, the School of Engineering and Applied Science will present its Harold Berger Award to Chu. The award is given to recognize a technological innovator who has made a lasting contribution to society. Previous winners include Nobel Prize-winning chemist Thomas Cech; gene-sequencing and synthetic biology pioneer J. Craig Venter; and inventor Dean Kamen who developed the Segway.
The Berger Award ceremony, where Chu will present his lecture, is open to the public. Seating is limited and provided on a first-come, first-served basis. A reception in Levine lobby will follow.