Inaugural Presidential Scholars Symposium: "The Intersection Between Innovation, STEM, and Social Science"

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The Inaugural Presidential Scholars Symposium brings together acclaimed researchers, social scientists, entrepreneurs and a collective of bright minds to give talks on their research and experiences, and discuss the connection between the various fields. The symposium seeks to foster learning and inspire and provoke conversation that will expand intellectual curiosity around the intersection between innovation, technology, and social science.

Speakers are Leaders in the fields of science, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Registration required. The event schedule can be found here.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Symposium | Lunch
12:00- 4:00 p.m.

Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, Kasper Multipurpose Room
75 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912, Brown University

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Christina Lewis Halpern

Founder & Executive Director
All Star Code


Chad Mirkin

The Mirkin Research Group
Northwestern University

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Erin Pettit '94

Glaciologist & Founder, Inspiring Girls Expeditions
University of Alaska Fairbanks


Butch Rovan

Director, Brown Arts Initiative
Brown University

Pre-Reception | Keynote Address 

4:30pm-7:00 p.m.

Institute of Brown for Environment and Society (IBES), Room 130
85 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912, Brown University

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Ty Ahmad-Taylor

VP Product Marketing, Facebook
Former CEO, THX

This event is free and open to the public.

Lunch & pre-reception will be provided.

Registration required. 

For more information, please contact the University Event and Conference Services Office at or 401-863-3100.

This event is co-sponsored by the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship.