Dinner + Talk + conversation

This event will include FREE* dinner, a talk and Q&A from Dr. Leslie Wickman, and a time for conversation in smaller groups about the topic.


Date: Saturday, October 19th, 2019, from 6PM-8:30PM
Location: Hameetman Student Center (map)
Includes Dinner: *FREE for Caltech students, faculty, and staff

Our Guest Speaker

“Dr. Leslie Wickman is an internationally respected research scientist, engineering consultant, author, and inspirational speaker. She earned a Master’s degree in Aero/Astro Engineering, as well as a doctoral degree in Human Factors and Biomechanics, from Stanford University. For over a decade she worked as an engineer for Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space. While there, she had the opportunity to work on NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and International Space Station Programs and received commendations from both NASA and contractors for her contributions. Following Lockheed Martin. After spending the last fifteen years in academia, she is excited about her new role as Executive Director of the American Scientific Affiliation, as the organization seeks to promote the thoughtful dialog between science and faith (asa3.org). In addition, she serves as an engineering specialist on various aerospace projects. Currently, her primary research project involves investigating the effects of climate change on national security issues.” Source



Our events begin with dinner and some time to meet others interested in the topic. Then our conversation gets kicked off with a talk by our distinguished speaker and a short Q&A. Then we gather in groups of 8-10 to ask questions and share our own perspectives on the issue.