Attention all SoE Students:
Global Distinguished Lecture
Dr. Ron Eglash
Thursday April 24, 6 PM, followed by a catered reception
Berger Auditorium, Skirkanich Hall (School of Engineering)
200 S. 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
The Global Distinguished Lecture is presented annually by Penn’s Africa Center, Center for East Asian Studies, Middle East Center, and South Asia Center. The event aims to promote discussion of issues of global prominence. This year’s speaker, Dr. Ron Eglash, will speak on alternative pedagogical tools for the study of science. Dr. Eglash (PhD History of Consciousness, UCSC) works at the intersection of culture, technology, and science, researching tools that tap into culture to teach math and science as well as the appropriation of science and technology by under-served groups. Eglash was the recipient of the American Anthropological Association’s “Exemplary Cross-Field Scholarship” award (2009). He was also a TED Talk speaker, presenting a talk titled “The Fractals at the Heart of African Design.”
With additional support from Penn’s School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Departments of Anthropology, History & Sociology of Science, Physics & Astronomy and the Franklin Institute’s Science Festival.
Event contact Raili Roy email@example.com.