April 23, 2019
This spring, KI faculty member Susan Hockfield continues to champion causes for which she has a long-standing passion—the convergence of the life, physical, and engineering sciences, the advancement of women in the sciences, and support and funding for the research community. Hockfield has penned a new book on convergence, The Age of Living Machines, which she will discuss with NPR and WBUR host Robin Young at a KI public event on May 16. Register now! Last month, Hockfield spoke at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, at the launch of the Lyda Hill Foundation’s IF/THEN initiative to inspire girls to consider STEM careers. Hockfield also received the Geoffrey Beene Foundation Builders of Science Award, one of Research!America’s 2019 Advocacy Awards recognizing individuals who advance research and public health to benefit individuals worldwide.