WU Frontiers debuts April 25

A one-day interdisciplinary conference, Washington University Frontiers in Technology and Science, will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 25 in Cupples I, Room 199.

The conference is a series of talks targeted to both non-specialists and researchers in science, engineering and mathematics. Unlike most conferences, the object of WU Frontiers is to introduce the audience to diverse areas of research while focusing on unsolved challenges.

The speaker and the audience will benefit from the interaction among different disciplines and from discussions with a variety of perspectives. In this way, new connections throughout the WUSTL campus can be forged.

The focus will be on young and mid-career speakers with the goal of allowing researchers to meet one another in a setting that encourages open communication.

The conference will consist of seven 25-minute talks, each followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer session.

The program has been planned by Sophia Hayes, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry, and John McCarthy, Ph.D., professor of mathematics, both in Arts & Sciences.

WU Frontiers was inspired by the Kavli Frontiers of Science conferences, run in conjunction with the National Academy of Science.