Awards Week

The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony

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Note: Times listed for symposia and seminars are seated program start times. Many programs offer refreshments and a registration period prior to the listed time. Please refer to the event website or flyer for details.

  • Featuring:
    Adrian Bejan, Ph.D., Laureate 
    2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering 

    John B. Goodenough, Ph.D., Laureate 
    2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry 

    Philippe Horvath, Ph.D., Laureate 
    2018 Bowe Award and Prize for Achievement in Science 

    Manijeh Razeghi, Sc.D., Laureate 
    2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering 

    Susan Trumbore, Ph.D., Laureate 
    2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Science 

    Helen Rhoda Quinn, Ph.D., Laureate 
    2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics 

    Location:
    The Franklin Institute 
    Fels Planetarium, First Floor
    www.fi.edu 

    Price:
    Free 

    Contact:
    Beth Scheraga, bscheraga@fi.edu 

  • Anne Mulcahy, Susan Trumbore, Helen Quinn, and Manijeh Razeghi are true pioneers in their fields—and they make up an exciting and impactful female class of the 2018 Franklin Institute Awards. An inspiration to all generations, particularly young women considering careers in science, engineering, and industry, these laureates are the very definition of female role models. In a rare public setting, three of these four laureates sit down with The Franklin Institute’s chief bioscientist, Dr. Jayatri Das for a discussion that promises to inspire, educate, and inform, delving into their groundbreaking discoveries and revealing the life experiences that took them on their paths to their breakthrough achievements. 

    Featuring:
    Helen Rhoda Quinn, Ph.D., Laureate
    2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics 

    Manijeh Razeghi, Sc.D., Laureate
    2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering

    Susan Trumbore, Ph.D., Laureate
    2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Science

    Location:
    The Franklin Institute
    Franklin Theater, First Floor
    www.fi.edu   

    Price:
    Free

    Register:
    https://www.fi.edu/event/2018-04-17/women-champions-science or call 215.448.1200 

    Contact:    
    Beth Scheraga, bscheraga@fi.edu 

  • Featuring:
    Susan Trumbore, Ph.D., Laureate
    Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
    University of California, Irvine

    Wei-Jun Cai, Ph.D.
    University of Delaware

    Eric Davidson, Ph.D.
    University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
    President, American Geophysical Union

    Margaret Torn, Ph.D.
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

    Rodrigo Vargas, Ph.D.
    University of Delaware

    Location:     
    University of Delaware
    Trabant Center
    17 West Main Street
    Newark, Delaware
    www.udel.edu 

    Price:
    Free

    Website: 
    http://sites.udel.edu/carbon-symposium/

    Contact:    
    Dr. John Wehmiller, jwehm@udel.edu     

    Sponsored by The Franklin Institute and the University of Delaware: College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, DENIN (Delaware Environmental Institute), and the Department of Geological Sciences

  • Featuring:

    Manijeh Razeghi, Sc.D., Laureate
    Northwestern University

    Can Bayram, Ph.D. 
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Daniel Dolfi, Ph.D. 
    Thales Research and Technology (TRT)-France 

    Ferechteh H. Teherani, Ph.D.
    Nanovation Co. 

    Cunzhu Tong, Ph.D. 
    Changchun of Institute Optics 

    Location:    
    Drexel University
    Mitchell Auditorium
    Bossone Research Center
    3140 Market Street
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    www.drexel.edu 

    Price:    
    Free

    Register: 
    www.coe.drexel.edu/2018FranklinMedal/Razeghi 

    Contact:
    Dr. Afshin Daryoush, daryoush@ece.drexel.edu     

    Sponsored by The Franklin Institute, Drexel University, IEEE Philadelphia, and Temple University 

  • Featuring:
    Philippe Horvath, Ph.D., Laureate
    DuPont Nutrition & Health

    Location:    
    University of Delaware
    Brown Lab, Room 201
    163 The Green
    Newark, Delaware

    Price:    
    Free

    Website:
    www.dbi.udel.edu/horvath-crispr

    Contact:
    Dr. Pamela Green, green@dbi.udel.edu   

    Sponsored by The Franklin Institute, the University of Delaware, the Delaware Biotechnology Institute, and the Chemistry-Biology Interface Graduate Program

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  • Featuring:
    Adrian Bejan, Ph.D., Laureate
    Duke University

    Sylvie Lorente, Ph.D.
    University of Toulouse, INSA, France

    Susan Sterrett, Ph.D.
    Wichita State University

    Location:    
    The Inn at Villanova University
    601 County Line Road
    Wayne, Pennsylvania
    www.villanova.edu 

    Price:
    Free

    Register:
    www.villanova.edu/villanova/engineering/newsevents/BenjaminFranklin2018.html 

    Contact:    
    Dr. Jerry Jones, gerard.jones@villanova.edu, 610.594.8297
    Ms. Nancy D’Angeli, nancy.dangeli@villanova.edu, 610.519.4953
            
    Sponsored by The Franklin Institute and Villanova University

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  • Featuring:
    John B. Goodenough, Ph.D., Laureate
    University of Texas at Austin

    M. Helena Braga, Ph.D.
    University of Porto

    Peter G. Bruce, Ph.D.
    University of Oxford

    Takeshi Egami, Ph.D.
    University of Tennessee at Knoxville
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Jianshi Zhou, Ph.D.
    University of Texas at Austin

    Location:    
    University of Pennsylvania
    Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM)
    3231 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    www.upenn.edu  

    Price:
    Free

    Website:
    http://web.sas.upenn.edu/cbmurray/2018-franklin-medal-john-goodenough/ 

    Contact:    
    Mr. Robert Wertz, rwertz@sas.upenn.edu, 215-573-7887
    Dr. Christopher Murray, cbmurray@sas.upenn.edu, 215-898-0588    

    Sponsored by The Franklin Institute and the University of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences