A. Richard Newton Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series
This lecture series recognizes the entrepreneurial vision of A. Richard Newton, Dean of UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering from 2000 to 2007, by inviting distinguished innovators to share lessons from their own successes and failures. Hosted by the Pantas and Ting Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, the lectures will take place in-person or virtually over Zoom. Syllabus and course information will indicate which and is available on bCourses. You can also view our past speaker videos on our main course page.
Starting in Spring 2021, the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series will become an official Berkeley Changemaker course. Berkeley Changemaker is a way to help engineers, humanists, and scientists on campus understand their passion and have the ability to create change and have agency in the world. The A. Richard Newton Series course offers students an inductive learning approach, finding their own patterns from distinguished keynoter insights, to successfully pursue their interests.
Victoria Howell, Instructor
Cal grad Sean Linehan
CEO and cofounder, Placement.com. Placement provides personalized coaching for your journey with a mission to unlock human potential
Artist, mathematician and creator of the award-winning hit show "Truth Values", a serious exploration of the world of elite mathematics and the challenges women face in math and science
Dr. Helen Kim
Co-founder and CEO, NanoSemi developing cutting-edge research into products used in smartphones, Wi-Fi, base stations, satellites and test and measurement industries. Our linearization solution sets a new standard for lowest size and power at the ultimate performance of wireless radio
Cal Grad and I-house alum on the year,
Cofounder and Managing Director, Zulu Forest Sciences. Focused on regenerating natural carbon sinks and habitats around the world and become the most trusted provider of Nature-based Solutions
Cal grad and UC Berkeley Professor Dan Hammer, founder and Partner at Earthrise Media and a Climate Fellow and Senior Advisor at X. Winnerr of the inaugural Pritzker Environmental Genius Award the 2019 Mark Bingham Prize for Excellence by a Young Alumnus in conversation with Cal student Peter Grinde-Hollevik