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Charles Edison Lecture Series

The Charles Edison Fund is an endowed philanthropic institution dedicated to the support of worthwhile endeavors generally within the areas of medical research, science education and historic preservation. The Fund is an extension of the benefactions and aspirations of its Founder, a man of discerning foresight, rare achievement, and background.

The Edison Lecture Series was established by Paul Christensen, President of the Charles Edison Fund, in 1989. The lectures focus on topics arising from research in science and technology. Topics are intended to encourage students to seek careers in these disciplines and help teachers to pursue academic vocations and research in these areas. View the Edison Lecture Series speakers and lecture abstracts.


Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series

View the Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series speakers and lecture abstracts.


IBM Corporate Lecture Series

The IBM Corporate Lecture Series was created to foster inclusion and increase awareness of women's achievements in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. IBM hired women as early as 1935, which included 25 college seniors who graduated from IBM's first women’s systems service class at the company's Endicott, New York, facility. IBM has developed several programs through the years that focus on inclusion and retention of women and other minorities in technology-based fields.