U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu to Speak at Penn

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 10, 2011

 WHO:           Steven Chu
                      Nobel Prize-winning physicist and the U.S. secretary of energy

WHAT:           A lecture on “How Innovation Has Changed the World.”

WHEN:          Oct. 13, 2011
                      4:30 p.m.

WHERE:        Wu and Chen Auditorium in Levine Hall,
                      3330 Walnut St., Philadelphia

On Thursday, Oct. 13, the School of Engineering and Applied Science will present its Harold Berger Award to Chu. The award is given to recognize a technological innovator who has made a lasting contribution to society. Previous winners include Nobel Prize-winning chemist Thomas Cech; gene-sequencing and synthetic biology pioneer J. Craig Venter; and inventor Dean Kamen who developed the Segway.  

The Berger Award ceremony, where Chu will present his lecture, is open to the public. Seating is limited and provided on a first-come, first-served basis. A reception in Levine lobby will follow.