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Thank You for Joining Us to Celebrate Our Schools

What an amazing evening!

Thanks to all who sponsored and attended Celebrating Our Schools BREAKTHROUGH 2018 and who support PEF in continuing to spark innovation in our PUSD schools.

Our guest speaker Andrea Armani was inspirational, the celebration of our Exemplary Partner the Pasadena Tournament of Roses was powerful, and the students and teachers in our interactive showcase were remarkable. From Alice in Wonderland to solar powered boats, our guests were wowed with costume design & French poetry, immersed in technology, challenged with advanced math, brought into the jury selection process, and became a part of our story of educational success and innovation.

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Celebrating Our Schools

Every spring our community of supporters gathers together to celebrate our schools, hear inspirational speakers, and honor our champions of public education. Our Celebrating Our Schools spring event supports the work of the Pasadena Educational Foundation to support the priorities and forward-thinking initiatives of the Pasadena Unified School District, and helps PEF provide award-winning art programs, summer school, and cutting-edge classroom technology. The event is sponsored by individual and business patrons throughout the community.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Pasadena City Hall Courtyard
Interactive Student Showcase 5pm | Program 6pm

Guest Speaker:
Dr. Andrea Armani
USC’s Ray Irani Chair in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Pasadena Tournament of Roses
For supporting the Pasadena Educational Foundation’s efforts to make an impact on the lives of every student, at every school, every day.

Kick off the Evening with our Interactive Student Showcase
Get hands on and have fun with our interactive exhibits and experiences highlighting Pasadena Unified’s outstanding students and remarkable programs.

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Guest Speaker: Dr. Andrea Armani

Andrea Armani is an inspiring educator and role model who leads a research group at USC which invents new types of optical devices, like lasers, to study living cells and proteins and teaches courses in nanomaterials.

She is currently the Ray Irani Chair in Engineering and Materials Science and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science in the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California.  The over-arching mission of her research is to develop novel nonlinear materials and integrated optical devices that can be used in portable disease diagnostics and telecommunications.  As part of this research, her group investigates a wide range of topics including materials synthesis, integrated optics, and instrument development and collaborates with researchers from a wide range of backgrounds.

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