President's Distinguished Lecture Series

BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Harold Varmus, co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for studies of the genetic basis of cancer, became director of the National Cancer Institute on July 12, 2010, after 10 years as president of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and six years as director of the National Institutes of Health. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine and is involved with several initiatives to promote science and health in developing countries. He is the author of over 350 scientific papers and five books, including a recent memoir titled, “The Art and Politics of Science.” He was co-chair of President Barack Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, co-founder and chairman of the board of the Public Library of Science, and chair of the scientific board of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges in Global Health.

Past Lectures:

Dr. Craig Barrett - Retired CEO and Chairman of Intel
Economic Competitiveness in the 21st Century
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
DeBaun Auditorium
Stevens Institute of Technology

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Press Release: The President’s Distinguished Lecture Series at Stevens Institute of Technology Welcomes Dr. Craig Barrett to Examine America’s Challenges for Economic Growth in the 21st Century

Lecture Summary: Is America Ready? Investment Levels in Education and Research Raise Questions About U.S. Economic Competitiveness


 

Dr. John Deutch - Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Challenges and Opportunities of Unconventional Oil and Gas Production 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.
DeBaun Auditorium
Stevens Institute of Technology

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Press Release: The President’s Distinguished Lecture Series at Stevens Institute of Technology to Explore the Challenges and Opportunities of Unconventional Oil and Gas Production

Lecture Summary: A Rock and a Hard Place: Stevens Institute of Technology Lecture Examines U.S. Revolution in Unconventional Oil and Gas Production

 

Dr. John Holdren - Assistant to President Obama for Science and Technology
Science and Technology Policy in the Obama Administration: A Progress Report 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.
DeBaun Auditorium
Stevens Institute of Technology

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Press Release: Dr. John P. Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Headlines President’s Distinguished Lecture Series

Lecture Summary: Restoring Science to Its Rightful Place: Senior Presidential Advisor Reports on Science and Technology Policy in the Obama Administration

 

Norman Augustine - Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin
Emerging Technology and its Broad Implications
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
DeBaun Auditorium
Stevens Institute of Technology

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Press Release: Stevens Announces Norman Augustine as the Inaugural Speaker in the President’s Distinguished Lecture Series

Lecture Summary: Former CEO of Lockheed Martin Kicks Off Stevens’ President’s Distinguished Lecture Series

 

Event Details 

Date:
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Time:
4:00 p.m.

Location:
DeBaun Auditorium
Stevens Institute of Technology

Attendance:
This event is open to all Stevens students, faculty, staff and invited guests.