Heritage Day 2019

Awards
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
10:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

Heritage Day is the Science History Institute’s annual celebration of the achievements and promise of the sciences and technologies that shape material culture and innovation.

Festivities will include the presentation of the following awards:

  • Othmer Gold Medal
    Sangeeta Bhatia, John J. and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator; and Director, Marble Center for Cancer Nanomedicine
     
  • Richard J. Bolte Sr. Award for Supporting Industries
    Frederick Frank, Chair, EVOLUTION Life Science Partners
     
  • American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal
    Henry F. Schaefer III, Graham Perdue Professor of Chemistry, University of Georgia
     

Program
 

10:15 a.m.

Registration

10:30 a.m.

Richard J. Bolte Award Panel

“Financing Innovation: Building the Biotech Industry from Its Earliest Beginning to the Pathway to the Future”

Frederick Frank
Chair, EVOLUTION Life Science Partners

Jody Roberts (Moderator)
Director, Institute for Research and Managing Director, West Coast Office, Science History Institute

John LaMattina
Former President of Global R&D, Pfizer

William J. Rutter
Chair and CEO, Synergenics, LLC

Paul Sekhri
President and CEO, eGenesis

11:30 a.m.

Reception

12:00 p.m.

Richard J. Bolte Sr. Award for Supporting Industries Presentation and Luncheon

“Financing the Biopharma Industry: A Historical Perspective”

Frederick Frank
Chair, EVOLUTION Life Science Partners

1:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Adopt-a-Collection

Enjoy an exclusive look at our rare books, fine art, manuscripts, and photographs; meet the curators of the Institute’s collections; and take advantage of the opportunity to “adopt” the displayed items or contribute to their preservation.

2:00 p.m.

American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal Panel

“Orthonormality and Orthodoxy: Following Truth Wherever It Leads”

Henry F. Schaefer III
Graham Perdue Professor of Chemistry, University of Georgia

Gary Patterson (Moderator)
Professor Emeritus of Chemical Physics and Polymer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, and Chair, Heritage Council, Science History Institute

Steven Bernasek
Professor of Science (Chemistry), Yale-NUS College, Singapore, and Rector, Cendana Residential College, Yale-NUS

Andrew Bocarsly
Professor of Chemistry, Princeton University

2:45 p.m.

Break

Stop by the Othmer Library for our Adopt-a-Collection auction.

3:45 p.m.

Othmer Gold Medal Panel

“The Convergence of Technology in Driving New Paradigms of Innovation”

Sangeeta Bhatia
John J. and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jody Roberts (Moderator)
Director, Institute for Research and Managing Director, West Coast Office, Science History Institute

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Chair and Managing Director, Biocon, Ltd.

4:30 p.m.

American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal Presentation

“The Third Age of Chemistry”

Henry F. Schaefer III
Graham Perdue Professor of Chemistry, University of Georgia

5:30 p.m.

Reception

6:30 p.m.

Othmer Gold Medal Dinner and Presentation

“It’s a Small World”

Sangeeta Bhatia
John J. and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For more information, please contact Kathleen Elsmore at 215.873.8226 or rsvp@sciencehistory.org.

To learn about sponsorship opportunities and benefits, please contact Ellen Fleurov at 215.873.8241 or efleurov@sciencehistory.org.

Please note: The cost of tickets covers meals only and is not a tax deductible contribution.