The Berkeley Forum Podcast
About This Show
The Berkeley Forum is a non-partisan, student-run organization at the University of California, Berkeley. Established in 2012, the Forum hosts debates, panels, and talks by leading experts from a variety of fields.
The mission of the Berkeley Forum is to provide the Berkeley community a non-partisan, accessible forum for the presentation and debate of a wide range of ideas; to reaffirm the value of a liberal arts education; and to regularly organize, promote, and broadcast debates, panels, and talks by distinguished persons, and any such events, activities, or conversations as shall engage and challenge the faculties of the mind.
Most Recent Episode
Computational Thinking and Problem Solving – Jeanette Wing
2 days ago
The Internet, global positioning systems, the laser, multi-touch displays and search engines. What do these have in common? These technologies, which we take for granted today, came out of basic scientific research. Basic research creates knowledge. It advances our fundamental understanding of the world. Its impact on society is immeasurable. In this talk, Professor Jeannette Wing (Vice President of Microsoft Research) will argue the importance of federal funding of basic research in the academia-industry-government research ecosystem that led to billion dollar businesses.
Event Format: 40 minute address, conversation with a student moderator, Q&A with the audience
Event Originally Held on April 25, 2016
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