October 17, 2022 Newsletter

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October 17, 2022 Newsletter

Take a look at our October 17, 2022 Newsletter with updates from the Ken Kennedy Institute.

Register for the AI in Health Conference

Early bird registration ends October 21, 2022

Register before October 21, 2022 to receive the early bird pricing special for the inaugural AI in Health Conference hosted by the Ken Kennedy Institute. The AI in Health Conference, happening November 7-9, 2022, is your opportunity to discuss the fundamentals of AI in health and see cutting-edge innovations from the best in the field.

You can also check out the check out the complete speaker lineup and conference schedule on our website. We're excited to see you there!
Register Now

Distinguished Lecture Series

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

Register Here

Pioneers of Innovation

TODAY | 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 TODAY: 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.

Ethical Decisions: The Engineer’s Responsibility
TONIGHT | 6:30 - 7:30 pm | McMurtry Auditorium in Duncan Hall

Join RCEL and a special guest panel to discuss the role of ethics and leadership for engineers in the real world, and how ideals affect engineering decisions and innovations. Attendees will be able to ask questions and participate in the discussion.

When: Monday, October 17, 2022
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30pm
Where: IN-PERSON in McMurtry Auditorium in Duncan Hall (Reception to follow)
Register here: http://ow.ly/U6cY50KBlCj (Walk-ins welcome!)

The panel includes Rajitha Aluru, Senior Manager, Technology Development, Johnson and Johnson Center for Device Innovation @ TMC; Shalawn Kirkland Jackson, Joint Interest Technical Manager for Kazakhstan, ExxonMobil; Luay Nakhleh, Dean of Engineering, Rice University; professor of Computer Science and of BioSciences; and Amy Suhl, President, AL Suhl LLC; former VP & CIO of Project & Technology at Shell.

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

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