Whiting-Turner Business & Entrepreneurial Lecture: Rita Colwell
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Zupnik Lecture Hall, Rm. #1110, Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building
301 405 6501
Speaker: Rita Colwell, former NSF Director
Talk Title: "Climate, Oceans, and Human Health: Infectious Diseases in a World of Climate Change"
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Dr. Rita Colwell is Distinguished University Professor both at the University of Maryland at College Park and at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Senior Advisor and Chairman Emeritus, Canon US Life Sciences, Inc., and President and Chairman of CosmosID, Inc. Her interests are focused on global infectious diseases, water, and health, and she is currently developing an international network to address emerging infectious diseases and water issues, including safe drinking water for both the developed and developing world, in collaboration with Safe Water Network, headquartered in New York City.
Dr. Colwell served as the 11th Director of the National Science Foundation, 1998-2004. In her capacity as NSF Director, she served as Co-chair of the Committee on Science of the National Science and Technology Council. Her major interests include K-12 science and mathematics education, graduate science and engineering education and the increased participation of women and minorities in science and engineering.