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

October 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Does the intersection between science, innovation, STEM and social science exist? How are these fields connected? How does it impact humanity?

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.

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

Christina Lewis Halpern, Founder & Executive Director
All Star Code

Chad Mirkin, The Mirkin Research Group
Northwestern University

Erin Pettit ’94, Founder, ICE, Inspiring Girls Expeditions
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Butch Rovan, Director, Brown Arts Initiative
Brown University

Pre-Reception | Keynote Address
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Institute of Brown for Environment and Society (IBES), Room 130
85 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912, Brown University

Ty Ahmad-Taylor, VP Product Marketing, Facebook
Former CEO, THX

For more information, please contact the University Event and Conference Services Office at or 401-863-3100. Lunch & pre-reception will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.

Registration required. See below!