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You're Invited! Stanford Catalyst Symposium 2018

May 29, 2018 - 8:15am to 1:00pm
Arrillaga Alumni Center, McCaw Hall


Registration Period: 04/02/18 – 05/23/18

Dear Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure to invite you to the Stanford Catalyst Symposium on May 29th, from 8:15AM to 1PM at the Arrillaga Alumni Center, McCaw Hall. The Catalyst program was started to help foster the kind of bold, interdisciplinary research that changes our perception of what is possible.  Over 130 faculty participated to create 33 interdisciplinary project proposals this year.  From these proposals the review committee selected four finalist projects to present at this year’s Catalyst Symposium, and have a chance to receive a grant of $3M over 3 years. These four proposals address a range of complex global challenges:

  • Motivating Mobility and Health on a Global Scale
  • Hybrid Physical+Digital Spaces for Enhanced Sustainability and Wellbeing
  • Using Playful Autonomous Agents to Build Cognitive Models and Understand Developmental Disorders
  • A Big Data Approach to Reducing Poverty and Increasing Social Mobility in the United States

If you are interested in learning more about these exciting projects, the abstracts can be found at the Catalyst website here.

At the Symposium you will hear about these inspiring projects as well as the latest progress on the three projects that were funded last year. Dean Jennifer Widom will kick off the Symposium, and I will give a short update about the overall Catalyst Initiative. There will be time to connect with faculty, students, and external partners during the reception. The full agenda is here.

Please RSVP here no later than May 23; space is limited! We invite you to share this email with colleagues and students who might also participate in the Catalyst in the future.

We look forward to your attendance. Thank you for supporting Catalyst!

Mark Horowitz

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