WHAT: Noted Nobel Laureate, Harvard University Professor of Science Dudley Herschbach, will discuss improving science education at all levels in the U.S when he speaks May 9, 2003, at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). His lecture topic is “The Impossible Takes a Little Longer-Reflections on the Nature of Science and Science Education.” The talk will convey aspects of the scientific enterprise including the practical value of curiosity-driven research and the kinship of science and the humanities as liberal arts.
WHEN: Friday, May 9, 2003, 4 p.m.
WHERE: Room 1400 in the Guttenburg Information Technology Center, located at the intersection of Central Avenue and Lock Street, Newark, NJ 07102.
HOW: Contact Sheryl Weinstein, 973-596-3436, for directions and parking.
WHY: The College of Science and Liberal Arts at NJIT is sponsoring the lecture as part of the college’s 20th anniversary celebration. The lecture precedes an awards dinner honoring faculty, students and alumni.
WHO: Dudley Herschbach, Ph.D., a noted chemist, is the Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University and the 1986 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. Herschbach is passionate about improving pre-college science education in the U.S. and to those ends is chairman of the board of Science Service. This organization publishes Science News and conducts the Intel Science Talent Search and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Herschbach devotes his current research to methods of orienting molecules for studies of collision stereodynamics and means of slowing and trapping molecules to examine chemistry at long wavelengths.