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    Name: Elevations with DARPA's Dr. Anne Fischer
    Date: June 26, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:

    Dr. Anne FischerDr. Anne Fischer, program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), will present "DARPA: Creating Breakthrough Technologies for National Security" at the Charleston Area Alliance Elevations Professional Women’s Network Luncheon at noon Monday, June 26 at Embassy Suites. 

    ​DARPA developed the Internet and shepherded inventions like pocket-sized GPS, Siri, night vision goggles, self-driving cars and countless other technologies. Fischer will discuss her journey to DARPA and explore DARPA’s innovations and its impact on national security and our everyday lives. 

    Presented with title sponsorship from Dow Chemical, the Elevations luncheon and workshop series supports the economic enrichment and empowerment of women in the Kanawha Valley. 

    A Charleston native, Fischer is pursuing creative applications of chemical approaches, methods and tools to advance a wide range of technologies. She is working with researchers from fields including chemistry, computer and information science, mathematics and chemical and electrical engineering to discover opportunities for the use of molecules in information storage. 

    The June 26 Elevations Luncheon coincides with the 2017 Women & Technology Conference, hosted by TechConnect West Virginia. The conference addresses the under-representation of women in fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and aims to encourage women involved in technology education and research, private enterprises, the public sector, investing, and entrepreneurship. Click here for additional information or to register for the full one-day Women & Technology conference, which includes the Elevations Luncheon. 

    Prior to her appointment as program manager, Fischer served as a senior-level science adviser with the consulting firm Strategic Analysis. She also spent two years as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) science and technology policy fellow at the National Science Foundation and completed a National Research Council postdoctoral research associateship at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. 

    Fischer graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry from The College of Wooster and completed her Doctor of Philosophy degree in chemistry at Michigan State University. 

    Invoicing is available for groups of 10 or more. No refunds are issued within 48 hours of the event. 

    Elevations with DARPA's Dr. Anne Fischer is presented with supporting sponsorship from Appalachian Power. 

    Event Sponsors:

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    Location:
    Embassy Suites
    300 Court Street  
    Charleston, WV 25301
    Date/Time Information:

    11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Monday, June 26

    The luncheon opens at 11:30 a.m. with informal networking, followed by a seated luncheon and conversation with Dr. Anne Fischer at noon. 

    Contact Information:
    Lesli Forbes, Vice President of Marketing & Development
    Fees/Admission:
    $35 for Alliance members
    $45 for future Alliance members

    $300 for Alliance member table of 10 registration
    $400 for future Alliance member table of 10 registration

    After June 22 at 11:30 am
    $45 for Alliance members
    $55 for future Alliance members

    The June 26 Elevations Luncheon coincides with the 2017 Women & Technology Conference, hosted by TechConnect West Virginia. 

    Click here for additional information or to register for the full one-day Women & Technology conference, which includes the Elevations Luncheon. 
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