Engineering Symposium On Biotechnology And Healthcare Set For April 19

Monday, April 16, 2007

"Directions and Horizons: The Future of Biotechnology and Healthcare" is the subject of the 2007 Paul D. Scholz Symposium on Technology and its Role in Society to be held beginning at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the Second Floor Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union.

Speakers will include: Dr. John Haller, program director, Division of Applied Science and Technology, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering; and Dr. Geoffrey McLennan, professor in the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine and the UI College of Engineering Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Haller manages the image-guided interventions portfolio in the Division of Applied Science and Technology and serves as liaison for international activities of the National Institute. McLennan has clinical interests in general pulmonology with a particular focus on diagnostic and therapeutic uses of bronchoscopy. His clinical research includes studies of new applications for fiber optic bronchoscopy.

The purpose of the annual symposium is to provide a forum to discuss aspects of technology that will affect society both today and in the future. The annual technology symposium was renamed in 1993 in honor of Paul D. Scholz, who received numerous awards for his teaching and served as advisor to Tau Beta Pi for 20 years and as associate dean of the UI College of Engineering from 1979 until his death in 1992.

The symposium, free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the UI College of Engineering chapter of Tau Beta Pi -- a national engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi alumni and the UI College of Engineering.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact in advance Tau Beta Pi at tbp@engineering.uiowa.edu or the UI College of Engineering at 319-335-5764.