Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19106

Anticipating the Future: Historical Narratives, Imagination, and Innovation - NAE Regional Meeting

The Science History Institute is pleased to partner with the National Academy of Engineering in welcoming you to “Anticipating the Future: Historical Narratives, Imagination, and Innovation.” This program will offer an in-depth look at how the Institute chooses research projects, what methods we use to undertake the projects, and how we hope our projects will be used to educate and foster dialogue among communities—not just academics and professionals but also civic activists, committee members, and neighborhood associations.

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Tentative Schedule

Robert G. W. Anderson
President and CEO, Science History Institute

Dr. C. D. Mote, Jr.
President, National Academy of Engineering

California Dreaming: Technologies, Imagination, and Place in the Making of Scientific California
Roger Turner
Research Fellow, Science History Institute

Technical Problems as Social Problems: Industrial Legacy and Communities in the Future
Britt Dahlberg
Director, Center for Applied History, Science History Institute

Humanities-Engineering Collaborations in Pursuit of Cleaner Air
Nicholas Shapiro
Research Fellow, Science History Institute

Closing Remarks: Anticipating the Future by Imagining and Building It
Jody A. Roberts
Director, Institute for Research, Science History Institute

9:00 a.m. ----- NAE Member Check-in

9:30 a.m. ----- Business Meeting
Franklin Rooms, Second Floor

10:30 p.m. ----- Docent Tours
Our museum team and docents will be available to answer your questions!

Curator Tour of Age of Alchemy
Clifford C. Hach Gallery, First Floor

Self-Guided Tour of Making Modernity
Masao Horiba Gallery, First Floor

Archives Highlight
Othmer Library, Third Floor

11:30 a.m. ----- NAE & FOE Alum Lunch
Franklin Rooms, Second Floor

12:45 p.m. ----- Public Symposium
Ullyot Meeting Hall, First Floor

3:00 p.m. ----- Reception & Museum Tours
Ullyot Meeting Hall and Museum, First Floor

Nearby Hotels

The Franklin Hotel at Independence Park
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing