Schmids 2018 Commencement Speaker, Dr. Lynn Loo

Schmids 2018 Commencement Speaker, Dr. Lynn Loo

Schmid College is proud to announce that Dr. Lynn Loo, professor in engineering and Director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University, will be delivering the keynote address for this year’s commencement ceremony Saturday, May 19 at 8 a.m. on Wilson Field.

In the Chemical & Biological Engineering Department, Dr. Loo’s research is in the processing and development of materials for low-cost, lightweight and flexible solar cells and circuits. The creation of these solar cells and circuits could bring with them a range of applications, including the creation of “smart” windows to increase building and energy efficiencies. The author of over 140 publications, she has delivered more than 200 invited and plenary lectures globally and she serves on numerous international advisory boards of peer academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, journal publishers and private companies.

“Dr. Loo is a remarkable scientist and engineer who has dedicated tremendous energy to environmental research and advocacy,” says Dean Dr. Andrew Lyon. “The mission of the Andlinger Center — bringing together a broad range of incredible scholars to work together towards a common goal — is precisely how we should all be tackling issues of global importance.”

Dr. Loo’s speech will bring with it the end of the 2017-2018 school year, but not before Schmid plays host to a number of year-end events. Over these last two weeks it’s important to highlight a number of exciting dates. Here’s a complete calendar of the next several weeks of Schmid College events. All events are open to the public unless otherwise noted.

  • May 5 – Schmid College Program Honors and Capstone Conference
    AF 2nd Floor, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • May 9 – Student Research Day
    Sandhu Conference Center
    Poster Session 1: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
    Poster Session 2: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • May 10 – Baccalaureate
    Wallace All Faiths Chapel, 7:00 p.m.
  • May 11 – Grand Challenges Initiative Spring Showcase
    AF 208, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
  • May 17 – Schmid College Senior Banquet
    Sandhu Conference Center, 5:00 p.m.
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  • May 19 – Commencement
    Wilson Field, 8 a.m.