“Engaging with DARPA” by Dr. Stefanie Tompkins (Director, Defense Science Office, DARPA) on Thursday, February 26 at 3:30 PM in Goertzen Hall.   A reception at 3:00 PM in the Goertzen Hall Atrium precedes the lecture.

Dr. Tompkins’s lecture entitled “Engaging with DARPA” will provide the WSU community a unique opportunity to hear from a senior government official about DARPA’s mission and gain insight into DARPA’s expectations for interactions with academic institutions.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) relies on diverse performers to apply multi-disciplinary approaches to both advance knowledge through basic research and to create innovative technologies that address current practical problems through applied research.  DARPA’s scientific investigations span the gamut from laboratory efforts to the creation of full-scale technology demonstrations in the fields of computer science, physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, material sciences, biology, medicine, social sciences, neurosciences and more.  As the Department of Defense’s primary innovation engine, DARPA undertakes projects that are finite in duration but that create lasting revolutionary change.
The lecture will be followed by an interactive discussion with Dr. Tompkins.