Shaw Innovation Explorers Inaugural Lecture at UNH with Brian Skerry
Sharing news from the University of New Hampshire about our launch of the Shaw Innovation Speaker Series with my good friend and Emmy Award winning photojournalist Brian Skerry:
Oh What A Night! The ECenter and UNH were honored to host the inaugural Shaw Innovation Explorers Speaker Series with keynote speaker and Emmy Award winning Brian Skerry who shared his exploration and journey experiences as it related to the Disney+ series and National Geographic book, “Secrets of the Whale”. David E. Shaw then sat down for a “fireside chat” with Brian to delve into more details about innovation, exploration, and the importance of story telling about important environmental issues. UNH President Jim Dean introduced the speakers to the over 350 in-person attendees and 180+ simulcast webinar attendees who were captivated for the entire event. The Speaker Series is part of the larger, newly created, Shaw Innovation Explorers Program at UNH’s Entrepreneurship Center (ECenter) that provides 12, $5,000 scholarships to a selected group of innovative and creative sophomores who also receive unparalleled opportunities to engage in hands-on, high-impact experiences, which are designed to give them insights into innovation and success in the real-world. They engage with pioneering leaders across the spectrum, including in the arts, technology, marine science, government and New and New England native industries.
This exciting event was presented by the #UNHECenter’s Shaw Innovation Explorers program and generously funded by David E. Shaw ’73 and John R. Shaw.
A video of the event can be watched here – minus the author’s keynote due to copyrights :