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Celebrating 30 Years of Discovery

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This year, the Packard Foundation Fellowships for Science and Engineering program is celebrating 30 years of supporting early-career scientists and engineers in their exploration of the unknown.

By its very nature, science informs more science, and discoveries mount over time. The way science builds on itself means that Packard Fellows, their work, and the people they have mentored all contribute to this growing body of knowledge. At the Packard Foundation, we also recognize that our efforts are just one small piece in the mosaic of support that is building the beautiful picture of our scientific universe piece by piece. Packard Fellows are great examples of how this inspiring process works, and now more than ever, we believe it is important to tell the stories of the Fellows, their work, and their careers.

This week, we are excited to host the 30th Reunion of Packard Fellows, bringing together current and past Fellows to celebrate this milestone. In honor of this special anniversary, we have also planned a few activities that spotlight the Fellows and the important role they play in driving forward scientific progress.

We invite you to:

  • Explore some of the scientific and engineering breakthroughs that the Fellows’ work has led to, and learn more about the ways scientific research can directly impact our lives.
  • Immerse yourself in a new web experience that allows you to explore the Fellows’ work as they reflect on their scientific journeys in their own words.
  • Tune in live on our Facebook page on Thursday, September 6 at 10:40 am PT to watch presentations by the 2017 Fellows about their work.
  • Learn more about the fascinating research the Fellows have tackled as we highlight their work on social media using #PackardFellows.
  • Stay tuned for the announcement of the Packard Foundation’s 30th class of Fellows this fall.

Our founders David and Lucile Packard deeply valued science and the ways it can inform evidence-based solutions to the complex problems facing our world today. Grounded in our Founders’ values, we are excited to share the stories of three decades of brilliant Packard Fellows, and look forward to many more to come.