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Cyrus Wadia

Beckman Institute SmithGroup Lecture: "Filling the Science Leadership Gap"

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
Location
Beckman Institute Auditorium, Room 1025
Date
Apr 18, 2024   3:00 pm  
Speaker
Dr. Cyrus Wadia, CEO of Activate
Contact
Stacy Olson
E-Mail
srolson@illinois.edu
Phone
217-244-8373
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Cyrus Wadia, chief executive officer of Activate, will give a lecture titled, ""Filling the Science Leadership Gap."

Abbreviated abstract:

The interdependence of science and society has become more pronounced. As humanity grapples with existential challenges like climate change, public health crises, and the quest for sustainable energy, the role of scientific understanding and technological innovation in shaping our future cannot be overstated. This nexus underscores the imperative for a populace well-versed in scientific principles, not merely for specialized professions but as a cornerstone of informed citizenship. Furthermore, the integration of science into policymaking and business innovation signals a paradigm shift towards empirically grounded decisions and strategies that promise to revolutionize industries and governance alike. 

Cyrus Wadia (he/him) is chief executive officer of Activate. Wadia was previously director of worldwide product sustainability at Amazon and vice president of sustainable business and innovation at Nike. A reception will follow.

For more information, the full abstract and Wadia's full bio, visit the SmithGroup Lecture web page.

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