TERRE HAUTE, Ind., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acclaimed public speaker, famed futurist, best-selling author, theoretical physicist, and radio and television personality, Dr. Michio Kaku will present the address and receive an honorary degree during Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's 133rd commencement on Saturday, May 28.
The world's top organizations, from business to academia, from science to industry and to media and the arts, seek out Dr. Kaku for their priority speaking engagements. His technical books are required reading for scores of Ph.D. graduate students in major physics laboratories around the world. His two radio programs "Explorations in Science" and "Science Fantastic" focus on topics such as frontiers in physics, hyperspace, the human genome project and genetic engineering.
Dr. Kaku's most recent book, Physics of the Future, currently on The New York Times best-sellers list, examines how science will shape human destiny and people's daily lives by the Year 2100. Using the cutting-edge research of today's foremost scientists, Dr. Kaku explores the science of tomorrow: computers, artificial intelligence and reshaping our genetic inheritance. He explains how science is opening entirely new avenues for society and organizations at large.
A mesmerizing and humorous speaker, Dr. Kaku conveys a contagious sense of the wonders of science of today and tomorrow. His humanistic approach to any subject matter propels audiences into the future with thought-provoking insights about science and technology, optimistic but realistic observations about the human condition, and sage advice for our own evolution and enlightenment.
Joining Dr. Kaku in earning the honorary doctor of engineering degree will be:
- Gian Paolo Dallara, owner of Dallara Motorsports.
- Dr. James K. Gilman, commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command at Fort Detrick.
- Dr. Michael A. Evans, founder/president of AIT Laboratories of Indianapolis.
Dr. Kaku's commencement address can be viewed at www.rose-hulman.edu, starting at approximately 12:15 p.m. (The ceremony begins at 11 a.m.)
About Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Founded in 1874, Rose-Hulman offers a rigorous, hands-on education stressing development of technical and interpersonal skills in an environment characterized by close personal attention for every student. The college has an enrollment of 1,900 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students. For 12 consecutive years, Rose-Hulman has been rated the top undergraduate engineering college in the nation that offers the bachelor's or master's degree as its top degree in engineering.
SOURCE Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology