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"For every engineering action there is an equal and opposite social reaction.”
      Augustine's Second Law

Our Program
The aim of our program is to explore the frontier of the large-scale, socioengineered systems that our lives are embedded within.  Critical infrastructure, health care, energy, communications, security, and education all impact our daily lives and shape who we are.  We live in a socioengineering age. 

Our speaker, Dr. Norman Augustine has written and reflected upon the profound changes that science and engineering have had on our lives and will share with us what he sees as the great challenges ahead.  His viewpoint reflects service to our society at the highest levels of industry, government, NGOs, and academia.  

Our program seeks to broaden and deepen the global conversation about the future of innovation and its impacts on society through conversations with alumni, current students, and friends of Penn State.  The venue, 1776, which is at the frontier of incubating global innovation, is an ideal place to begin our conversation. 

We invite and welcome you to this new and exciting initiative! 

Our Speaker

Dr. Norman Augustine

Dr. Augustine is the retired Chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation and a 2010 Honorary Doctorate of Sciences from Penn State.  He has served at the highest levels of leadership in business, government, NGOs, and academia.  Dr. Augustine has served as Undersecretary of the U.S. Army and Chairman of the Council of the National Academy of Engineering, and as a trustee of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Princeton University.  He is a trustee emeritus of Johns Hopkins University, has served on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and is a former chairman of the Defense Science Board.  He also has served on the boards of Black and Decker, Lockheed Martin, Procter and Gamble, and Phillips Petroleum, and served as chairman of the Business Roundtable Taskforce on Education.

Dr. Augustine is a member of the Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences under the auspices of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  He served as chairman of the National Academy of Sciences committee that wrote the report, Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future.  Additionally, he is the author or coauthor of four books, including Augustine's Laws and Shakespeare in Charge.  Dr. Augustine is a five-time recipient of the Department of Defense’s highest civilian award, the Distinguished Service Medal.  He was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States.  Dr. Augustine was named to the 2014 U.S. News & World Report STEM Leadership Hall of Fame.


  • When

  • Thursday, May 12, 2016

  • Where

  • 1776 DC
    1133 15th St NW
    12th Floor
    Washington, District of Columbia 20005

Photo sources:  Norm Augustine picture, Michael Casper, Penn State; 1776 audience picture, 1776 DC

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