Gordon Bower Lecture in Cognitive Science! 

Fri May 26th 2023, 3:15 - 4:30pm

Professor Susan Carey, Department of Psychology, Harvard University

We are delighted to announce that Prof. Susan Carey (Harvard) will deliver this year’s Gordon Bower Lecture in Cognitive Science! Susan will spend Friday, May 26th in the department, meeting with students, postdocs, and faculty throughout the day. Her lecture will be from 3:15-4:30p, with a post-talk reception to follow. Details to come –– for now, please mark your calendars.

The Bower Lecture is be a wonderful way to celebrate and remember Gordon's remarkable contributions to the field, our department, and Stanford, along with our friendships with Gordon and Sharon. Throughout his time at Stanford, Gordon was deeply committed to the graduate students in his lab and our program, and one context in which Gordon's mentoring was consistently evident was FriSem. In recognition, the Bower Lecture is held on a Friday afternoon and brings a field-leader to campus to share their science and engage with us. The Bower Lecture is broadly advertised to the Stanford community and includes a post-talk reception.

The Bower Lecture is supported by a generous donation from Sharon Bower and the Bower family. Many of us are friends with Sharon and know that she was there with Gordon, contributing in so many ways to the department. Our deepest thanks to Sharon and family for their generosity in establishing this lectureship.