Open Q&A with Immunologist Dr. Frederic Bertley, COSI’s President and CEO! Ask Dr. Bertley anything about careers in science or engineering; your immune system, vaccines, or your brain and memory!
*Special Announcement: We will be announcing the winners of our monthly STEAM Art Contest during this webinar!*
About Dr. Bertley:
Dr. Bertley is a scientist, scholar, and evangelist for innovative thinking. As President and CEO of COSI, Dr. Bertley is shepherding the leading science center to its next iteration in a legacy success. Prior to being President of COSI, Dr. Bertley was the SVP for Science and Education at the Franklin Institute, where he oversaw a diverse portfolio of initiatives supporting innovation in STEM learning, the partnership with Science Leadership Academy, The Color of Science, and programs such as the Benjamin Franklin Awards Program.
After graduating from McGill University where he studied Physiology, Mathematics and the History of Science, and earned a Ph.D. in Immunology, Dr. Bertley worked internationally in preventative medicine and basic vaccines in Haiti, The Sudan, and the Canadian Arctic. He continued this focus by joining a vaccine research group at Harvard Medical School focusing on the development of DNA vaccines for HIV/AIDS. Dr. Bertley’s background also includes collaboration on educational and science projects in Egypt, Paraguay, Senegal and the Caribbean. Dr. Bertley has been an invited speaker at several distinguished institutions including The United Nations, The White House, and the National Academy of Sciences. He has received honors including: Honorary Doctorate (Otterbein University), Dell Inc. Inspire 100 World Changers, Harvard Medical School Dean’s Service Award, Columbus CEO’s CEO of the Year, Columbus Business First’s C-Suite Award, the George Washington Carver Award, The President’s Award (Merck), Citation from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and two Mid-Atlantic, National Academy of Television and Science EMMYSTM.