“Penn State is a jewel of the commonwealth. And this campus is a jewel of the Lehigh Valley. During my time in D.C., I have been incredibly impressed by today’s youth for taking control of the national conversation… my advice to young people who want to get into politics is to get involved - and involved early - in any way you can.”
- U.S. Representative Susan Wild (D-7)
More than 130 students, faculty and staff attended a Q & A event with Congresswoman Wild on March 22 at the Lehigh Valley campus. Wild was interviewed by Liz Keptner, director of Multimedia Innovation Center at Penn State Lehigh Valley. Keptner asked Wild questions submitted by the campus community. Wild met with Penn State Lehigh Valley Chancellor Tina Q. Richardson and toured the campus upon her arrival. Following the Q & A session, a reception was held for all who attended.
This event was sponsored in part by the Office of the Chancellor, the Office of Academic Affairs, and the Voices for Science Program of American Geophysical Union.
"It was our goal that this event will provide an opportunity for the campus to meet Congresswoman Susan Wild and learn about the policy-making process. We also hope that it will raise awareness of the importance of science policies on our campus," said Tai-Yin Huang, professor of physics, Penn State Lehigh Valley.
The Planning Committee for the event included: Huang (Chair), Maryam Kiani (Co-Chair), Jacqueline McLaughlin (Co-Chair), Roger Egolf, Jessie Heimann, Liz Keptner, Kristy Hove, Karen Kackley-Dutt, Tracy Carbonetto, and Douglas Hochstetler.