Three Texas A&M University colleges are teaming up to present an exclusive educational opportunity for audiences across Aggieland — a Texas A&M take on the 2016 Nobel Prizes and the intellectual work behind each.
Faculty from Texas A&M’s Colleges of Liberal Arts, Medicine and Science will join Texas A&M President Michael K. Young for the first-of-its-kind event, set for 4 p.m Friday, Dec. 2, in the Stephen W. Hawking Auditorium within Texas A&M’s George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy. A reception will follow in the Mitchell Institute first-floor atrium area.
Six presenters from the three colleges will take to the podium to offer individual perspective, insight and expertise regarding their assigned Nobel Prize overview in a series of 10-minute talks. Each will be introduced by their respective dean or designated representative in the following order:
- Medicine: presented by Robert Watson, Assistant Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, College of Medicine
- Physics: presented by Eric Rowell, Associate Professor of Mathematics, College of Science
- Chemistry: presented by John Gladysz, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, College of Science
- Economics: presented by Steven Wiggins, Professor of Economics, College of Liberal Arts
- Literature: presented by Sally Robinson, Associate Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts
- Peace: presented by Michael Young, Texas A&M President and Professor of Public Policy, Bush School of Government & Public Service
All talks are open to the public, and no tickets are required. The event is jointly sponsored by the Colleges of Liberal Arts, Medicine and Science.
For additional information, please contact the College of Science at (979) 845-7361.
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