Sep. 22, 2010

Celebrating the Sciences event features renowned scientist’s talk on national policy issues

Norman Neureiter

Norman Neureiter, director of the Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), is the speaker at the college's second "Celebrating the Sciences" event, which brings guest speakers, Geneseo science alumni and others to campus for perspective on their disciplines.

Neureiter will address "Reflections on Science and Science Policy" on Friday, Sept. 24 at 4 p.m., in Newton 204, followed by a reception. Neureiter is a distinguished scientist, diplomat and international business executive. He is overseeing the effort to build new connections between scientists, research institutions and the federal policy makers involved with anti-terrorism efforts and other national security issues. Neureiter has worked both in private industry and public service in the United States and abroad. In 2008, he received the Public Welfare Medal, which honors the "extraordinary use of science for public good."

His father, Paul Neureiter, came to Geneseo in 1937 as chair of the Division of Natural Sciences. The Neureiter family established a scholarship in his memory for women science majors at Geneseo.

"Celebrating the Sciences" kicks off on Friday, Sept. 24, at 12:30 p.m. with a tour of the Integrated Science Center, a wave tank demonstration (ISC 20) at 1 p.m. and a particle accelerator tour (ISC 127) at 2 p.m.

A panel of distinguished Geneseo alumni in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics and geology will reflect on their careers during four separate panel discussions at 2:30 p.m:

  • Biology panel Newton 201
  • Chemistry panel Newton 214
  • Geology panel Newton 203
  • Physics Panel Newton 204

All of the events are free and open to the public.