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The Third Culture: Science, Art & Ideas: Dr. Adam Stieg at [email protected]

Dr. Adam Z. Stieg is a scientist and educator who joined the UCLA faculty in 2009 where he currently serves as Scientific Director of the Nano and Pico Characterization Core Facility at the California Nano Systems Institute and Director of the Sci|Art NanoLab Institute. He earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Drew University and both his C.Phil. and Ph.D. in Inorganic and Physical Chemistry from UCLA. His research focuses on the design and application of physical methods toward development of an integrated understanding of matter at the interfaces of traditionally defined boundaries. Numerous ongoing, collaborative efforts involve the study of molecular machines, nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery, inorganic carbon-based materials, directed stem cell differentiation and the pursuit of physicallyintelligent systems through neuromorphic computation. Since2003, he has collaborated with artists in a variety of projects, installations, and public exhibitions that provide inspiration and motivation for bringing the power of such creative approaches to the forefront of education. [email protected] 2011Students throughout the country are maturing into our next generation of leaders and innovators. Come meet some of the bright, talented minds that are helping put Conejo Valley on the map. At [email protected], young entrepreneurs, thinkers, creators, and politicians address what makes them successful. You'll also hear some big, actionable ideas that you can take part in today. What is [email protected]?In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called [email protected], where x=independently organized TED event. At our [email protected] event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
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