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The Caltech Y Presents:  A Conversation with Prof. Frances Arnold
The Caltech Y Presents:  A Conversation with Prof. Frances Arnold

Thu, Apr 28


The Athenaeum

The Caltech Y Presents: A Conversation with Prof. Frances Arnold

Please join us for an intimate discussion with Prof. Frances Arnold as she talks about her scientific journey to winning the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, her plans and role in the Presidential Council of Advisors for Science & Technology (PCAST) with President Biden, and what the future may hold.

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Time & Location

Apr 28, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:45 PM

The Athenaeum, 551 S Hill Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106, USA

About The Event

Caltech Y Friends Dinner

Thursday, April 28, 2022

with special guest

Professor Frances Arnold

$110 per person

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Please RSVP by Friday, April 15, 2022

No Host Bar 6:30 pm

Dinner 7:00 pm

Discussion 7:45 pm

Per Caltech policy, all guests are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination for entry.

Please bring vaccination documentation with you to the event.

All charges go solely towards dinner expenses and other associated costs.

Space is limited.


Prof. Frances Arnold is the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Biochemistry and Director of the Rosen Bioengineering Center at Caltech. In 2018, she became the first American woman to recieve the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for pioneering directed evolution methods used to make enzymes for applications across medicine, consumer products, agriculture, fuels, and chemicals. She was appointed Co-Chair of the Presidential Council of Advisors for Science and Technology (PCAST) by President Biden in 2021.

Prof. Arnold also recieved the Bower Award in Science in 2019, the Millennium Technology Prize in 2016, the Charles Stark Draper Prize in 2011, and a 2011 National Medal of Technology and Innovation. She is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the US National Academies of Science, Medicine, and Engineering; she was appointed to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences by Pope Francis in 2019. She also holds directorships at Alphabet, Illumina, Generate Bio, Provivi, and Altos Labs and is a co-founder of Gevo, Provivi, and Aralez Bio.

Prof. Arnold received her B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University and her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkeley.

Dinner Menu

First Course

Mixed Spring Greens


New York Strip Steak

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Chef's Vegetarian Choice


Berries Athenaeum


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