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Panel discussion:
"I Have a Dream: Visions of Engineering in the

Twenty-First Century"


Presented by the University of Virginia School of Engineering & Applied Science, and the Center for Diversity in Engineering


Date:Thursday, January 20, 2011
Location:Room MEC205, Mechanical Engineering Building, University of Virginia
Time: 5 - 6:15 p.m.

This panel will feature faculty as well as graduate and undergraduate students, discussing their visions and ideas for broadening, diversifying, and enhancing the field of engineering in the coming century, both at the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science, and nationally.

Faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and members of the general public are invited to attend.

The panel will be videotaped, and available for viewing on the UVA iTunes University web site.

The panel will be moderated by Robert Bland, the first African American graduate of the UVA School of Engineering & Applied Science, and CEO of the Conejo Compassion Coalition in Newbury Park, California. Panelists will include Dean & Louis T. Rader Professor of Electrical Engineering James Aylor, Frederick Tracy Morse Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Pam Norris, PhD Candidate in Chemical Engineering Ernie Perez-Almodovar, Professor of Computer Science and Past President of the National Academy of Engineering Bill Wulf, Fourth-year Biomedical Engineering Major Caroline Higgins, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering Edward Botchwey, Third-year Mechanical Engineering Major Andrew Johns, and Third-year Biomedical Engineering Major Loren Murphy.