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North Central’s Rall Symposium captures local media attention

Apr 19, 2022

The College’s 24th Annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research was featured in Naperville media outlets

This year, North Central College welcomed world renowned climatologist and prize-winning physicist Dr. David W. Keith to deliver the keynote address at the 2022 Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research. The 24th annual event, which showcased scholarly work and presentations from undergraduate researchers of all majors, took place on April 21.

Dr. Keith is the Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics at Harvard University’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, and professor of public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School. As one of the world’s foremost authorities on climate science, Dr. Keith led the development of Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program, an initiative that brings together some of the world’s finest minds to solve the biggest problems facing the environment. He is founder of Carbon Engineering, a company that develops technology to capture CO2 from the air to develop carbon-neutral sources of energy.

Throughout his career, Dr. Keith has worked to conserve and protect the planet at the intersection of climate science, energy technology and public policy. For his work, he has been honored with a medal from Queen Elizabeth II at her 2013 Diamond Jubilee and was named among TIME Magazine’s “Heroes of the Environment.” Dr. Keith’s greatest passion is for teaching, which he has shared with students at Harvard, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Calgary, and across the globe through his online edX courses.

The staple event at the College captured the attention of local Naperville media outlets: