Pearson STEAM Speaker Series
The Pearson STEAM Speaker Series features lectures on a range of topics covering the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Lectures are offered in the fall and spring semesters and are open to students, faculty and community members. The series is coordinated by Sidney Kolpas, Associate Professor of Mathematics.
Dylan A. Wadell
Harrison Surgical Scholar at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's Division of Cardiovascular Surgery
Tuesday, April 23
11:10 a.m.-Noon, STEM 1403
Challenges are ubiquitous in life, how we choose to overcome them and the growth we see as a result is up to us. Wadell, a Delaware County native as well as an alumnus of the College and UPenn, will discuss how he reevaluated the trajectory of both his career and personal life following tragic life events, including the loss of both of his parents. His talk will delve deeper into what it means to find purpose and generate motivation from one’s own experiences by highlighting several vignettes from his own life, including his decision to return to school, steps involved in making a career change and the importance of a support network, discipline and planning. Additional topics will include his work and research with lung transplant surgeons, balancing a career and education while caring for a terminally ill family member and his travels throughout China
Dan Amspacher, director of strategic initiatives, Human Resources at SEPTA & Tyler Ladd, P.E. manager of engineering, Power Department at SEPTA
March 26, 2019
"A Therapy that 'Drives' an Immune Response"
Chelsie Bartoszek, Translational and Correlative Studies Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania
November 27, 2018
"Mathematical Applications from a Career in Aerospace: What Does a Rocket Scientist Really Do?"
Dr. Thomas Pratt, Adjunct Professor of Mathematics, Delaware County Community College
March 27, 2018