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Tillman Gerngross: Real Artists Ship
Steve Jobs admired creative people, but the work wasn’t done until all that inspiration had been turned into a product that could be delivered to customers. Hence his iconic aphorism cited in my headline. Thayer Professor Tillman Gerngross meets that test in spades. Wherever he casts his gaze, innovative and useful ideas and then actions follow, whether as an admired Professor of Engineering, the now-former head of the College’s Office of Entrepreneurship & Technology Transfer, owner of the Canaan Motor Club (once the Canaan Fair Speedway), founder of Glycofi (sold to Merck in 2006 for $400 million), or co-founder and CEO of Adimab (whose current valuation is on its way towards $3 billion).
In the Presidential Faculty lecture on Wednesday, Tillman will talk about his work at the College over the past nineteen years, and how his desire to have impact on the real world led to the birth of a number of companies that are touching real lives:
One of the reasons you come to the College is to rub shoulders with remarkable people. Here’s a chance. Take it.
Addendum: Several weeks ago, Gerngross was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
Addendum: Here is the Dartmouth News release about Gerngross’ lecture.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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