Ever Evolving: Technology & the Human Condition Symposium

Event Date: February 27, 2020
Hosted By: Purdue University Honors College
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: Honors Hall, Honors College and Residences North
Contact Name: Joseph Paul
Contact Phone: 765-494-9541
Contact Email: paul102@purdue.edu
Open To: public
Priority: No
School or Program: Non-Engineering
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Photo of Gene Cernan and Tracey Cernan Woolie
Gene Cernan and
daughter Tracey Cernan Woolie
Photo of panelists Michelle Kutka and Hong Tan
Panelists (l) Michelle Kutka and (r) Hong Tan
Join the Purdue University Honors College for a symposium exploring the consequences of technology, followed by a presentation from astronaut and Purdue alumnus Fred Gregory and a panel discussion with two engineering faculty and other faculty members. The prestigious Astronaut Scholarship will also be awarded to a Purdue undergraduate student.

Each evening, we will welcome speakers from across campus as they dive into the implications and challenges of a particular area of technological advancement. The first two days will include a lecture, followed by a hands-on workshop.
The series will conclude with a presentation from NASA astronaut Fred Gregory, including a panel discussion to follow. Gregory is a veteran of three spaceflights and also served as the NASA deputy administrator. His talk, titled “Influencers,” will take place at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in Honors Hall, Honors College and Residences North, followed by a panel discussion. Other panelists will be Michelle Chutka, a lecturer in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering and director of product engineering at Cook Biotech; Hong Tan, a professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Lindsay Weinberg, a postdoctoral fellow in the Honors College.
The event also will feature the presentation of the Astronaut Scholarship to Purdue student Natalie Kadlubowski by Tracey Cernan Woolie, in memory of her father, NASA astronaut and Purdue alumnus Gene Cernan. Purdue and ASF also will announce the addition of two additional scholarships for next year, making it the only university with three Astronaut Scholarships.


Related Link: https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/AboutUs/News/Spotlights/2020/astro-scholarship-and-symposium