Welcome Hertz Fellows and Friends,
We invite you to the 2017 Hertz Summer Workshop,
July 27 - 30, 2017 at UC San Diego.
The goal of this workshop is to build the Hertz Community
between Fellows and Friends at all stages of their careers.
-Event check-in opens at 1pm, BBQ begins at 6pm on Thursday, 7/27/17
-Workshop concludes at 1pm (lunch included) on Sunday, 7/30/17
-Room reservations will be coordinated and reserved for you.
4 day workshop/ 3 night stay (including lodging and meals) - $500
3 day workshop/ 2 night stay (including lodging and meals) - $350
2 day workshop/ 1 night stay (including lodging and meals) - $200
Current In-School Fellow and those who have graduated within the last 3 years - FREE
UC San Diego
Institute of the Americas
10111 N. Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
Wanda M. Austin, PhD
Former President and CEO of The Aerospace Corporation
Dr. Wanda M. Austin, former president and CEO of The Aerospace Corporation, is an American businesswoman who is internationally recognized for her work in aeronautics and systems engineering. Austin served on the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology until January 2017, advising the president of the United States in areas where an understanding of science, technology and innovation was key to forming effective U.S. policy. In 2014, W.J. Hennigan from the L.A. Times described her as, “Among the nation's most influential aerospace executives, Austin has embraced difficult challenges while managing the brain trust for the Pentagon's space program”.
Austin earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Franklin & Marshall College, master’s degrees in systems engineering and mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh, and a doctorate in systems engineering from the University of Southern California. Austin is a member of the California Council on Science and Technology, the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the International Academy of Astronautics and a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. She serves on the board of directors of the Space Foundation, and on the board of trustees for the University of Southern California and the National Geographic Society. She was inducted into the WITI (Women in Technology International) Hall of Fame in September 2007.
Austin is committed to inspiring the next generation to study the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines and to focus on careers in science and engineering. She is the author of Making Space: Strategic Leadership for a Complex World, which explores the leadership principles she learned during her decades-long journey as an engineer, space industry executive, daughter, wife and mother.
Irwin M. Jacobs
Founding Chairman and CEO Emeritus of Qualcomm
Irwin Mark Jacobs is founding chairman and CEO Emeritus of Qualcomm, a company he co-founded in 1985. As CEO through 2005 and chairman through 2009, he led its growth from startup to Fortune 500 Company. Qualcomm pioneered the CDMA wireless technology used by all third-generation cellular networks to deliver broadband Internet access to over 3 billion customers, and is the leader in supplying fourth-generation technology. Through continuing innovation, Qualcomm has become the world’s largest semiconductor supplier for mobile devices.
Dr. Jacobs previously served as co-founder, CEO and chairman of LINKABIT Corporation, leading the development of Very Small Aperture Earth Terminals (VSATs) and the VideoCipher® satellite-to-home TV system. LINKABIT merged with M/A-COM in August 1980, and Dr. Jacobs served as executive vice president and board member until his resignation in April 1985. Over 50 San Diego communications companies trace their roots to LINKABIT.
From 1959 to 1966, Dr. Jacobs was an assistant, then associate professor of electrical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). From 1966 to 1972 he served as professor of computer science and engineering at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). While at MIT, Dr. Jacobs co-authored with Jack Wozencraft a textbook on digital communications, Principles of Communication Engineering. First published in 1965, the book remains in use today.
Dr. Jacobs received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1956 from Cornell University and Master of Science and Doctor of Science degrees in electrical engineering from MIT in 1957 and 1959, respectively. He holds fourteen CDMA patents.
Dr. Jacobs has chaired the Board of Trustees of the Salk Institute since 2006, was chair of the National Academy of Engineering from 2008 to 2012, has served on the advisory board of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management since 2000, and currently serves on the Cornell NYC Tech steering committee and the Lang Lang International Music Foundation.
Charles "Chuck" Wilson
President and Chief Executive Officer of Unum Therapeutics
Charles (‘Chuck’) Wilson is President and Chief Executive Officer of Unum Therapeutics, a company developing a novel cellular immunotherapy platform for the treatment of cancer.
Immediately prior to starting Unum, Chuck served as Vice President, Global Head of Strategic Alliances for the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), the research and early development division of Novartis. In this role he was responsible for leading partnering efforts to support Novartis across all disease areas up through clinical proof-of-concept. His efforts included academic and biotech collaborations, equity investing in early stage companies, in-licensing of compounds, and spin-out of assets/technologies to start ups.
Prior to joining Novartis, Chuck co-founded Archemix, a Cambridge, MA biotech company focused on the development of aptamers as therapeutics. At Archemix, Chuck served as Chief Technology Officer, responsible for both developing the company’s technology platform and managing its drug discovery efforts. As part of the senior management team, Chuck helped the company raise over $100 million in equity financing and grow to approximately 100 employees, advancing multiple programs into clinical development in the process.
Before moving into industry, Chuck was a professor in the Markey Center for the Molecular Biology of RNA at the University of California, Santa Cruz. There he determined the first x-ray crystal structures of RNA aptamers bound to their targets and developed such molecules as tools for regulating gene expression. Trained in structural biology and molecular biology, Chuck received his PhD with David Agard (UCSF, HHMI) and did his postdoctoral training with Nobelist Jack Szostak (Havard University / Massachusetts General Hospital).
Pradeep K. Khosla
Eighth Chancellor, University of California San Diego
Pradeep K. Khosla, an internationally renowned electrical and computer engineer, is the eighth Chancellor of the University of California, San Diego, and a Distinguished Professor. At UC San Diego, he initiated and led a comprehensive, all-inclusive strategic planning process to unify the campus and define UC San Diego's future. The initiative resulted in a Strategic Plan that outlines five overarching goals, four grand research themes, and 13 strategies to fulfill our sharpened mission and vision as a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university.
Before his current appointment, Khosla served as Dean of the College of Engineering and Philip and Marsha Dowd University Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. There, he set the strategic direction for undergraduate and graduate education and research, and initiated undergraduate curriculum reform, successful diversity efforts, multidisciplinary research centers and graduate offerings, and international programs. Khosla spent the majority of his career at Carnegie Mellon, rising through the ranks from his first position as Assistant Professor in 1986 to his appointment as Dean in 2004. From 1994 to 1996, he also served as a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Program Manager in the Software and Intelligent Systems Technology Office, Defense Sciences Office and Tactical Technology Office, where he managed advanced research and development programs.
Khosla received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur in 1980, and his MS and PhD degrees in electrical and computer engineering in 1984 and 1986 at Carnegie Mellon. In 2014, he received an honorary doctorate of science from the Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur.
Troy Wilson is a successful, serial entrepreneur. His passion is to build exceptional companies that create significant value for employees, investors and, most importantly, patients. He is a co-founder of Kura Oncology, Inc., and he has served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors since August 2014. Dr. Wilson has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Wellspring Biosciences LLC, a private biopharmaceutical company, and its parent company Araxes Pharma LLC since July 2012 and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Avidity Biosciences LLC, a private biopharmaceutical company, since November 2012. Dr. Wilson served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Intellikine, Inc., a private biopharmaceutical company, from April 2007 to January 2012 and from August 2007 to January 2012, respectively, until its acquisition by Takeda Pharmaceuticals. He has also been a member of the board of directors of Puma Biotechnology, Inc., a public biopharmaceutical company, since October 2013, a member of the board of directors of Zosano Pharma, Inc., a public biopharmaceutical company, since June 2014, and a member of the board of managers of Araxes Pharma LLC, a private biopharmaceutical company, since May 2012, a member of the board of managers of Avidity Biosciences LLC since November 2012 and a member of the board of managers of Wellspring Biosciences LLC since May 2012. Troy holds a Ph.D. in bioorganic chemistry and a B.A. in biophysics from the University of California, Berkeley and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.
“The summer workshop is an opportunity for all Hertz fellows, in-school and alumni, and friends of the foundation to connect around and engage on scientifically relevant topics. This year, the workshop will focus on the multiple ways the applied sciences extend beyond the laboratory, including engagement through public education, industry outreach, and entrepreneurship.”
- Shannon Yee, Hertz Fellow, Assistant Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology
Chair of the Workshop Committee
"One aspect of the Hertz Fellowship that excites me is the community of Fellows and the many opportunities that the Hertz Foundation provides to strengthen those relationships. I’ve always loved learning about advances and innovations from diverse scientific fields. There’s nothing that sparks creativity like conversations with passionate researchers from different disciplines."
- Katherine Lawrence, Hertz Fellow, MIT, Physics
"The annual Hertz Summer Workshops provide a relaxing means to meet Hertz in-school, alumni and members of the Hertz Community"
- Rosemary Kennett, Hertz Fellow
2017 Summer Workshop
UC San Diego
July 27- July 30, 2017
2017 Summer Workshop
UC San Diego
July 27- July 30, 2017