October 12, 2022 Newsletter

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October 12, 2022 Newsletter

Take a look at our October 12, 2022 Newsletter with updates from the Ken Kennedy Institute.

TODAY: Technology, Culture, and Society Lecture Series

Moshe Y. Vardi | October 12 at 4:30 pm Central *NEW TIME* | Duncan Hall at Rice University

Please note the new time!
Register Here

Call for Posters: AI in Health Conference

Submissions due October 23, 2022

We are still accepting poster proposals for consideration to the 2022 AI in Health Conference! Let your students and postdocs know about the opportunity to join in the poster session. Poster submissions are due October 23, 2022.
Submit a Poster

Distinguished Lecture Series

David Abramson | November 10 at 4:00 pm Central | Duncan Hall at Rice University

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Making an Impact in the Houston Tech Ecosystem

TODAY | 5:30-8:00 pm | Ion Forum Stairs | 4201 Main St, Houston, TX 77002

Meet Blinds.com founder Jay Steinfeld and other ex-blinds’ers making an impact in the HouTech ecosystem.

  • Devlin Liles (Moderator) - Chief Consulting Officer, Improving
  • Wade Pinder - Principal Consultant at Improving and Founder of the Houston Product Community (Rice Instructor)
  • Omair Tariq - CEO & Co-Founder of Cart.com (Rice Alumni)
  • Larry Hack - CTO of CPAP.com
  • Daniel Cotlar - CEO of Cotlar Seed Capital serving on several boards (Rice Alumni)
  • Jay Steinfeld - Former CEO Blinds.com/GCC, Author of Lead from the Core (Rice Entrepreneur In Residence)

5:30pm | Pre-Event Networking
6:00pm | Panel Discussion
6:50pm | Audience Q&A
7:20pm | Happy Hour & Networking

Register here.

Pioneers of Innovation

October 17, 2022 | 12:00 pm | Grand Hall at Rice Memorial Center

Join an interactive discussion to learn how these Rice ECE alumni took an idea for cutting-edge technology into the market and built ROLM into a Fortune 500 company ultimately acquired by IBM. This discussion is presented by the George R. Brown School of Engineering, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Liu Idea Lab for Innovaton & Entrepreneurship.

Featuring ROM founders:

  • Walter Loewenstern '58 B.A., '59 B.S.
  • Robert Maxfield '63 B.A., '64 B.S.
  • Barbara Oshman, wife of Ken Oshman '62 B.A., '63 B.S.

The program starts at noon, and you can bring your lunch or register for a boxed lunch at 11:45 am. Register here.

Scientia/De Lange Conference XII

Early bird registration ends October 17, 2022

This conference will focus on the exploration of the dynamic interaction between technology, society, and culture. More specifically, the conference will address the challenges of information technology, health and medicine, and climate change from the three perspectives of technology, culture and society. More information is available at delange.rice.edu.

Register now to receive the early bird pricing special before spots fill up.

New $50M Wellcome Leap Program

Abstract submissions due October 27, 2022

Lack of access to essential and emergency surgery results in at least 1.5 million deaths each year, which is equivalent to the number of deaths from HIV, malaria, multi-drug resistant TB, and complications from pregnancy combined.

Over 1/3 of the world's population lives in regions without a sufficient surgical workforce.

Wellcome Leap's $50M Surgery: Assess, Validate, Expand (SAVE) program aims to double the number of surgical providers per year to an additional 100,000 within a decade, thus increasing the provisioning of minimally invasive abdominal operations by 30 million and simultaneously reducing global postoperative deaths by 1 million.

Wellcome Leap is now accepting abstracts and proposals to develop the simulation platform, develop the technologies, or demonstrate the impact of implementing these advances.

Abstract submission deadline: October 27, 2022

Learn more.

Quality Specialist Position at ABB

Apply now!

Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future.

The Quality Specialist will be responsible for deploying and supporting a Quality Culture within Robotics and Discrete Automation Business Area in Houston, Texas by assuring and controlling Quality with systems, tools, and teams to exceed customer expectations while ensuring sustainable operations. This role supports and maintains the Quality Management System of the local unit.

Learn more | Apply on LinkedIn.

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