D. Allan Bromley, Former Yale Engineering Dean, to Discuss "Science, Technology and Politics" at Engineering School's Sheffield Lecture

D. Allan Bromley, the first Sterling Professor of the Sciences at Yale and Dean of Engineering from 1994-2000, will deliver the Sheffield Fellowship Lecture on March 22 at 4 p.m. in room 114 of Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall, corner of Grove and Prospect streets.

D. Allan Bromley, the first Sterling Professor of the Sciences at Yale and Dean of Engineering from 1994-2000, will deliver the Sheffield Fellowship Lecture on March 22 at 4 p.m. in room 114 of Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall, corner of Grove and Prospect streets.

A reception will follow in the President’s room at Woolsey Hall. There will also be an open forum for all faculty, staff and students at 2:30 p.m. in the Becton Faculty Lounge. The event is free and open to the public.

In his talk, “Science, Technology and Politics,” Bromley will offer insight into the interactions among these activities from the 15th century up to and including the George W. Bush Administration. One of the world’s leading nuclear physicists, Bromley has been a Yale professor for much of the last 40 years. From 1989-1993, he served as the Assistant to the President of the United States for Science and Technology and was director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in the Executive Office of former President George Bush.

Bromley founded and served as director of the A.W. Wright Nuclear Structure laboratory at Yale from 1963-1989. For more than two decades, he has been a leader in the national and international science and science policy communities. As chair of the National Academy of Sciences Physics Survey in the early 1970s, he contributed in a central way to charting the future of that science in the subsequent decade. Bromley served as president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest scientific society; the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, the world coordinating body for that science; and the American Physical Society. He has been one of the leading spokespeople for U.S. science and for international scientific cooperation.

He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, was awarded the U.S. National Medal of Science, the Nation’s highest scientific honor by President Reagan in 1988, and currently holds 32 honorary doctorates from universities in Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, South Africa and the United States.

Bromley serves on a number of presidential commissions and on the Board of Directors of several private sector corporations; he is a founding partner of the Washington Advisory Group, LLC.

The Sheffield Fellowship honors the University’s former Sheffield Scientific School and its alumni, which include many notable inventors and industrial leaders.

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