Ralph Cicerone, Harvey Fineberg and Charles VestThree leaders in science, medicine and technology will discuss how the United States can stay a leader in these disciplines. Ralph J. Cicerone, Harvey V. Fineberg and Charles M. Vest will speak on “Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Saving U.S. Science and Technology Leadership” April 1 in SMU’s 2007-08 Tate Distinguished Lecture Series.

Ralph J. Cicerone is president of the National Academy of Sciences and chair of the National Research Council. He has received a number of awards for his research in atmospheric chemistry and climate change. Harvey V. Fineberg is president of the Institute of Medicine. He has devoted most of his academic career to the fields of health policy and medical decision making. Charles M. Vest is president of the National Academy of Engineering. He chaired the President’s Advisory Committee on the Redesign of the Space Station and serves on the President’s Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology.

Cicerone, Fineberg and Vest will answer questions from SMU community members and local high school students in the Turner Construction Student Forum at 4:30 p.m. April 1 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom. Learn more at smu.edu/tate.