Penn State event confronts global science challenges on April 19

Global climate, pandemics, energy and sustainability are among the scientific challenges to be discussed in an in-depth panel discussion on Monday, April 19, in Washington, D.C. Nina V. Fedoroff, the science and technology adviser to the U. S. Secretary of State and the Verne M. Willaman professor of life sciences and Evan Pugh professor of life sciences at Penn State, will be the keynote speaker. Glenn Thompson, elected representative of Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district, which includes University Park, will be the special guest speaker.

The event, titled "Penn State Science Confronts the Global Challenges," will take place in the Army-Navy Club of Washington, 901 17th Street NW, beginning with a reception at 5:30 p.m. Space is limited, and registration is requested before April 12. To register, send a note to or call 800-297-1429.

Last Updated January 09, 2015