Disque Hall Room 919, 32 S 32nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Physics Colloquium: STEM and the All-American Dream in the New Millennium
Thursday, February 6, 2014
3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Sylvester James Gates, Jr., PhD, University System of Maryland Regents Professor, John S. Toll Professor of Physics, and Center for String & Particle Theory Director, University of Maryland
This presentation will cover the three reports created by the U.S. President's Council of Advisors on Science & Technology (PCAST) on the role the U.S. government can play as a partner to other stakeholders in meeting the interlinked challenges of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education achievement and a vital economy in a global competitive environment.
Gates is a theoretical physicist known for his work on Supersymmetry, Supergravity and Superstring Theory. He is currently a University System of Maryland Regents Professor, the Toll Professor of Physics, and the Center for Particle and Theory Director. He serves on the U.S. President's Council of Advisors on Science & Technology, the Maryland State Board of Education, and the U.S. Departments of Justice and Commerce National Commission on Forensic Science.
Gates is the recipient of the 2011 U.S. Medal of Science, the 2013 Mendel Medal, and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts & Science.
Leonard Finegold, PhD