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Robert Lee Forrest Keynote Lecture – The Ocean: Our Future
October 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Spend an evening with marine biologist Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D., the first female administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
In this talk, Dr. Lubchenco will highlight solutions that are already underway to create a healthier ocean, and reveal how our health and prosperity are tied to the ocean’s.
A dessert reception will be held at 6pm. The lecture begins at 7pm followed by a Q&A session. Free and open to all.
This project received support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative.
About Dr. Lubchenco: She is a world renowned environmental scientist who has deep experience in the worlds of science, academia, and government and is a champion of science and of the stronger engagement of scientists with society. Dr. Lubchenco was Nominated by President Obama in December 2008 as part of his “Science Dream Team.” She served as Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and as the first U.S. State Department Envoy for the Ocean. Dr. Lubcheno is a marine ecologist and environmental scientist by training, with expertise in oceans, climate change, and interactions between the environment and human well-being. To introduce her to his Senate colleagues for her confirmation hearing, Senator Ron Wyden called Lubchenco “the bionic woman of good science.” She currently serves as a University Distinguished Professor at Oregon State University.