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from NC State University News Services story:
Park Scholars Explore Creativity at Annual Symposium
At the heart of every project, whether a script, an architectural design, or a scientific experiment, a creative force drives its progress. This creativity, which can lead to innovation and improvement in the overall quality of life, will be explored at the sixth annual Park Scholars Symposium at North Carolina State University, to be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, in Stewart Theatre in the Talley Student Center.
The symposium is free and open to the public. A reception will precede the symposium at 4 p.m.
The symposium will feature four guest speakers: Dr. Stan Gryskiewicz, author of Positive Turbulence and a senior fellow at the Center for Creative Leadership; Werner Sobek, an architect who has been honored with numerous international awards, including the DuPont Benedictus Award and the Fritz Schumacher Award from the Alfred Töpfer Foundation; Elena Page, associate show programmer at Walt Disney Imagineering, who won the 2002 Themed Entertainment Association award for Best Attraction for her work on Soarin’ Over California; and Rober Weiss, artistic director of the Carolina Ballet and recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships for choreography.
Page is an alumnus of North Carolina State University, earning a bachelor’s of science degree in electrical engineering in 1997.
For more information about this year’s Park Scholars Symposium, please visit www.ncsu.edu/park_scholarships/symposium