Global Distinguished Lecture with Ron Eglash
Middle East Center, Africa Center, Center for East Asian Studies, South Asia Center, (University of Pennsylvania) Penn Engineering
Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Dr. Ron Eglash, will speak on alternative pedagogical tools for the study of science. Dr. Eglas (Ph.D History of Consciousness, UCSC) works at the intersection of culture, technology, and science, researching tools that tap into culture to teach math and science as well as the appropriation of science and technology by under-served groups. Eglas was the recipient of the American Anthropological Association's "Exemplary Cross-Field Scholarship" award (2009). He was also a TED Talk speaker, presenting a talk titled "The Fractals at the heart of African Design". His talk at the GDL will focus on his work on ethnomathematics and social justice.
For more information contact Raili Roy, Assistant Director, South Asia Center: email@example.com
This event is co-sponsored by: Penn's School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Roy and Diana Vagelos Program in Life Sciences & Management, SAS Departments of Anthropology, History & Sociology of Science, Physics & Astronomy and the Franklin Institute's Science Festival.