Lester Gerhardt

The forum, titled “Aerospace and Rensselaer: Then, Now, and Tomorrow,” will highlight the role Rensselaer people and programs have played in the aerospace industry, from 1930s aeronautics to the space shuttle and beyond. The featured speaker will be Lester Gerhardt, Rensselaer professor emeritus of electrical, computer, and systems engineering. Additional panelists will include Prabhat Hajela, Rensselaer provost, and Jennifer (Parker) Keyes ’02, NASA research analyst. The host for the evening will be Institute Trustee Paula L. Simon ’68.

There will be an hors d’oeuvres reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Russell Sage Dining Hall. The forum will begin at 6 p.m. Immediately following the forum, participants are invited to tour the George M. Low Gallery, located on the fourth floor of the Low Center for Industrial Innovation.

The forum is sponsored by the Friends of the Folsom Library. For more information, email Adrienne Birchler, Folsom Library, or call (518) 276-8329.