THURSDAY | FEBRUARY 20, 2020 | 7:30PM
Supported by a generous endowment from George L. and Helen B. Long, the Rachel Carson Science, Technology & Society Annual Lecture was designed to bring leading experts in the fields of science and technology to campus to address the PLU community. Visiting scholars interact with PLU students and faculty in the classroom, and lecture on a scholarly topic of general interest in the evening.
The 2020 lecture will bring Dr. Willliam Foege (’57) back to Pacific Lutheran University. Dr. Foege is best known for his leading role in the effort to eradicate smallpox, but he was also key to eliminating Guinea worm disease, polio, measles and river blindness. He’s a global health champion, especially in the arenas of child health and development, preventative medicine, and vaccines, and he lent his passion and expertise to help shape and expand The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s revolutionary mission in global health.
The Long Science, Technology and Society Endowed Internship Fund
Supported by a generous endowment from George L. and Helen B. Long, this internship provides financial assistance to PLU students with an unpaid internship in a field related to science and technology.Learn More
Creating a Legacy of Good Work: The First Group of Long Interns
This summer, three students were chosen for work across the natural sciences spectrum. The students’ efforts included helping people with food sensitivities, helping injured and orphaned baby birds, and nonprofit work.Learn More
Rachel Carson: The Lecture's Namesake
Inspired by the spirit of Rachel Carson, George and Helen Long's support for this series helps to bring leading experts in the fields of science and technology to campus to address PLU students, faculty, and our surrounding community.Learn More