Tuesday, June 13, 2023 5:30-9pm @ Portland Golf Club
We are excited to announce the details for Annual Dinner this year at the Portland Golf Club, with special guest speaker Daniel G. Nocera, the Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy at Harvard University. Similar to years past, we will be offering tickets at member and non-member pricing to keep this tradition accessible and to allow us to continue to sponsor current and admitted students to attend the dinner complimentary. All alumni, family and friends are welcome to purchase tickets.
Additionally, new this year will be the addition of a silent auction to benefit the club and our ability to provide alumni with more engaging experiences throughout the year. If you represent a business who is willing to donate items for our silent auction, please reach out to our Club's Event Chair, Zoe Galindo - firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We thank you for your continued support of our local alumni chapter.
If you find yourself having difficulty purchasing tickets online, please reach out to our Club's Events Chair, Zoe Galindo - email@example.com
Tickets must be purchased by Friday, June 2 at noon.
5:30pm - Cocktail hour with cash bar, Silent Auction
6:30pm - Seated Dinner with Board updates and voting on slate of 2023-24 Board of Directors
7:00pm - Guest Speaker, Professor Daniel Nocera
- Mediterranean Chicken Breast (house dried tomato and castelvetrano olive tapenade, saffron fennel vinaigrette)
- Linguine (butter braised leeks, radicchio, creme fraiche, spinach, fried capers, pecorino, leek ash)
- Seasonal Risotto (made with fresh seasonal vegetables)
If you are an incoming or current undergraduate student and plan to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and claim your free ticket by June 2.
Daniel G. Nocera is the Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy at Harvard University. Widely recognized in the world as a leading researcher in renewable energy, he is the inventor of the artificial and bionic leaf. The artificial leaf was named by Time magazine as Innovation of the Year for 2011 and is capable of producing an artificial photosynthetic cycle. The bionic leaf, which was named by the World Economic Forum as the Breakthrough Technology for 2017, performs artificial photosynthesis that is ten times more efficient than natural photosynthesis. Using only sunlight, air and water, a distributed system powered by renewable energy has been created to produce fuel and food. This scientific feat has many implications and potential use cases including supporting populations where large infrastructures for fuel and food production are not tenable. Other areas of interest include the theory of proton-coupled electron transfer and its application to radical enzymology, impacting the development of new cancer therapies.