Published 03/10/17

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Trustee Innovation Series welcomes Apple co-founder Wozniak April 6

SMITHFIELD, R.I. -  Save the date: Bryant University's Trustee Innovation Series will host a conversation with Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak on Thursday, April 6, from 3-4 p.m. at Bryant's Multipurpose Athletic Center (MAC).

"Bryant’s exceptional opportunities for learning and cultural enrichment are enhanced by the visiting speakers and artists who join us on campus," said President Machtley. "Engagement with the great minds and talents of our times provides educational experiences that help us to expand our horizons and challenge assumptions about the world and role of individuals."

Wozniak played a key role in transforming the computing industry. Apple I and Apple II, which he designed, helped launch personal computing, revolutionized access to information, and influenced the Macintosh. In 1985, President Ronald Reagan presented Wozniak with the National Medal of Technology, the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators. Other honors include induction into the Inventors Hall of Fame and receipt of the Heinz Award for Technology and the Hoover Medal given for outstanding extra-career services by engineers to humanity.

Through his legendary career, Wozniak has been involved in numerous business and philanthropic ventures, focusing primarily on computer capabilities for education and emphasizing hands-on learning and creativity for students. Wozniak currently is Chief Scientist for Fusion-io. His autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon, is a New York Times bestseller.

The event is presented by Bryant University's Trustee Innovation Series and is open to the Bryant community.

Tickets are free for the Bryant community and are available at the Fisher Student Center Information Desk starting March 20. Limit two tickets per person. 

Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., is a leading private university offering an innovative and uniquely integrated business and liberal arts education. The University's 3,700 undergraduate and postgraduate students study in an intensive and immersive learning environment that has been purpose-built for high achievement. Bryant’s groundbreaking academic programs have been nationally recognized by organizations including the Davis Educational Foundation and Hanover Research. Founded in 1863, Bryant is recognized as a leader in international education and regularly receives top rankings from U.S. News and World Report, College Factual/U.S.A. Today, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, and Barron’s.