Date: November 10, 2015
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library

Gould Lecture on Technology and the Quality of Life given by Dr. Pramod Khargonekar, Assistant Director for the National Science Foundation’s Directorate of Engineering

Engineering research and resulting technologies have had enormous influence on society since the industrial revolution. The pace of discovery and invention continues to accelerate in many areas of engineering such as nanotechnology, engineering for biology and medicine, and engineering for energy, water, agriculture,  infrastructure, and natural resources. In this talk, I will discuss major trends and forces that are shaping the advances in engineering and technology. Success of technological advances is inextricably linked with its connection to people at various levels as individuals, groups, communities, organizations, nations and the world. I will share my thoughts on the enormous opportunities ahead as we look to shaping the 21st century  of human progress.