The University of Pennsylvania will celebrate the 3rdAnnual Philadelphia Science Festival from Thursday, April 18 through April 28,2013. Clickhere for a full list of the activities in which Penn Med’s faculty,students, and staff are spotlighted.
In particular, Penn’s signature event “Big Ideas: Fundingand Innovation” featuring NSF Director Subra Suresh, will be held on Tuesday,April 23, 2013 at 6pm
. Participants include Glen Gaulton, Executive ViceDean and Chief Scientific Officer; ITMAT Director Garret FitzGerald; ChrisHunter, Chair of the Pathobiology Department at Penn Vet; and Jordan Miller,post-doctoral fellow in the SEAS Bioengineering Department. See below for moredetails.
April 23, 2013 6PM – Big Ideas: Funding and Innovation
What role does the government play in advancing innovation? How areprojects chosen to receive funding? Moderated by one former and one currentdirector of the National Science Foundation, this program will feature researcherswho’ve generated some of the most well-known scientific breakthroughs of ourtime and the role that federal funds continue to play in furthering innovation.
Iron Gate Theater
3700 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Reservation Required – Price: $12. Enter pennmed
under the discount codeat thislink