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Innovation Mixer

September 15, 2015

Tuesday, September 15 | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EDT
Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall

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This event is co-hosted by the Weiss Tech House.

Interact with fellow innovators!

Whether you are a founder, engineer, developer or designer, our series of Innovation Mixers will provide a social forum for entrepreneurial minds. The mixers will foster an environment of authentic connection, with a featured speaker and networking opportunities to foster collaboration.

Please join us on Tuesday, September 15th at 5:00 p.m. in the Wu & Chen Auditorium in Levine Hall. A reception and networking event will immediately follow in the lobby. Light (non-alcoholic) refreshments will be served. The networking event will be followed by an Innovation Social at New Deck Tavern (3408 Sansom St) from 6:30 to 8:30, which will feature happy hour specials for attendees.

Featured Speakers

Kathleen StebeKathleen Stebe
Deputy Dean for Research and Innovation, Penn Engineering

Kathleen J. Stebe received a B.A. in Economics from the City College of New York, Magna cum Laude, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the Levich Institute, also at CCNY, under the guidance of Charles Maldarelli. Thereafter, she spent a post-doctoral year in Compiegne, France working with Dominique Barthès Biesel. Professor Stebe joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, where she rose through the ranks to become Professor and to serve as the department chair. In 2008, Professor Stebe joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania as the Richer and Elizabeth M. Goodwin Professor of Engineering and Applied Science. From 2008-2012, Professor Stebe served as the department chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. In July 2012, she assumed the post of Deputy Dean for Research and Innovation in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Professor Stebe has been a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies; she has received the Robert S. Pond Excellence in Teaching Award at JHU, the Frenkiel Award from the Division of Fluid Dynamics of the American Physical Society, and was named a Fellow of the APS. Professor Stebe’s research focuses on directed assembly of materials in diverse settings, e.g. using capillary interactions at fluid interfaces, elastic energy fields in liquid crystals, and tension and bending mediated interactions in lipid bilayers. She is an expert in interfacial flows, with particular emphasis on how surfactants can be used to manipulate interfacial flows, and how surfactants alter drop break up modes. Other aspects of her research address dynamic surface tension, rheology of protein laden interfaces, and the design of interfaces and bounding surfaces for biological and materials applications.


William DuckworthWilliam Duckworth
Founder & CTO, Fever Smart

William is the team’s product development expert with experience in both hardware and software development and team management. His background also included extensive experience in digital design ranging from web design and content creation to 3D CAD modeling. William is a rising senior in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. In the past William has spent time working in research and development in the textile industry where he also spent considerable time in China as a process engineer focusing on large-scale production process optimization and waste reduction. This nexus of design and engineering in both the United States and China has led to William’s continued contribution to the success of the Fever Smart team.

About Fever Smart

Fever Smart monitors body temperature and transmits data real-time through a nano-bluetooth chip, which then sends the temperature data to Fever Smart servers. Using a smart phone or any Internet-connected device, a Fever Smart user, patient or healthcare provider, can constantly monitor the patients temperature in real time and even receive alerts when their temperature begins to rise or reaches unsafe levels.


We’ll be setting up informal networking as well as station-based, one-on-one speed networking so that you can meet other attendees whose interests match yours. Please register to attend by completing the RSVP form below. The information you provide will help us match you to other attendees to maximize your benefit.


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  • Date: Tuesday, September 15
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EDT

Event Organizer

  • Samantha Ortiz