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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

WTS-Boston March Luncheon

11:30 AM - 01:15 PM Eastern Standard Time

Join us as we hear from Dr. Laurie A. Leshin, President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute on "Inspiring Future Innovators".


To purchase a Public Sector Table, please contact Lindsey Barbee at lbarbee@gpinet.com or 978-570-2997.

In honor of Women’s History Month, Laurie A. Leshin, Ph.D., President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), will discuss "Inspiring Future Innovators."  Dr. Leshin is the first female President of WPI.  She served on President Bush’s Commission on the Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy in 2004, and was appointed by President Obama to the Advisory Board of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in 2013.  Please join us as Dr. Leshin shares her experiences and discusses the importance of relationships in the Science, Technology, Education, and Math (STEM) fields in both academia and the work force.  
Mentoring relationships have shown that strong mentors are the building blocks for strong leaders.  Understanding the importance of relationships and how to inspire future innovators is a discussion you won’t want to miss!  
Guest Speaker: Laurie A. Leshin, Ph.D.
Dr. Leshin is dedicated to leveraging WPI’s distinctive approach to project-based education to elevate both the institution and the quality of life for those it serves in communities worldwide through over 40 project centers. She also seeks to elevate WPI’s rapidly expanding research enterprise through focus on grand challenges with an eye towards impact.
Dr. Leshin was formerly the Dean of the School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and spent 6 years at NASA in several senior executive roles including the Deputy Head of the future Human Spaceflight Program. Dr. Leshin was the Dee and John Whiteman Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences, and Director of the Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University.  
Courtyard Boston Downtown
275 Tremont Street
Boston, Massachusetts
Registration/Networking:  11:30AM  - 12:00PM
Lunch:  12:00PM – 12:30PM 
Program: 12:30PM - 1:15PM
Kindly RSVP for the luncheon by Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

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