Close Encounter with Stephen Hawking

Dr. Stephen Hawking, Cambridge Professor and author of A Brief History of Time, will meet with students enrolled in the DO-IT Summer Program and other disabled students during a special private session at 1:30, July 1st at Seattle University. This meeting allows students with disabilities to talk to a brilliant mathematician who is also disabled.

Dr. Hawking, who has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, lectures with the help of a Toshiba 1200XE computer which is attached to his wheelchair. The system is connected to a speech synthesizer that translates his typewritten words into speech. The author will be in Seattle for a public lecture at the Opera House at 8 p.m. the same evening. Tickets are sold out.

We thank the Institute of Science, Engineering and Public Policy for providing complimentary tickets for DO-IT participants.