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Jacobs Design Conversations: Saul Griffith

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310 Jacobs Hall

2530 Ridge Road

Berkeley, CA 94720

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About Jacobs Design Conversations

Each semester, the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation invites leading designers and makers to Berkeley to speak as part of the Jacobs Design Conversations series. Connecting diverse perspectives under one roof, Jacobs Design Conversations are spaces for dialogue on a broad spectrum of innovations and ideas.

As part of this series, Saul Griffith will share his insights with Berkeley's design innovation community on Friday, February 23. The talk will take place at Jacobs Hall, the Jacobs Institute's hub for hands-on learning and making.

About Saul Griffith

Saul Griffith is known as an inventor, but was trained as an engineer. He received his PhD at MIT in the junction between materials science and information theory. Prior to MIT, Saul studied in Sydney, Australia and at UC Berkeley in metallurgical engineering. Since graduating in 2004, Saul has used his training and skills to start numerous technology companies based in the Bay Area. These include Makani Power (acquired by Google), Instructables (acquired by Autodesk), and Squid Labs. Saul is founder at Otherlab, an independent R&D lab, and has been a principal investigator and project lead on in excess of $25M in federal research funding at agencies including NASA, DARPA, ARPA-e, NSF, NIH and SOCOM. He has been awarded numerous awards for invention and engineering, including being named a MacArthur Fellow in 2007.


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Registration and day-of attendance: This lecture-style talk is free and open to the public. While all day-of attendance and seating is first-come, first-served, if you register by Wednesday, February 21, you'll have first priority for lunch on us (we'll buy food based on registrations, so please be considerate). If you miss advance registration, don't worry: day-of guests are more than welcome!

Getting here: Jacobs Hall is located at 2530 Ridge Road, on the northeast side of the UC Berkeley campus. For information on campus shuttles and links to public transit, please visit Bear Transit.

Questions? You can reach event organizers at jacobsinstitute@berkeley.edu or 510-664-7567.


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