Technology is a Force for Good: Notes from a Conversation Between David Siegel and Katy Knight

Last updated July 23, 2020

Earlier this year, SFE Chairman and Founder David Siegel sat down with our Executive Director Katy Knight for a conversation on the power of technology as a force for good in shaping our society. The conversation was hosted by the Society for Science and the Public, and was a part of the digital program for the Virtual Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Every year, ISEF brings together high school science fair finalists from around the world to share projects and to compete for awards, prizes, and scholarships. It’s an opportunity for science students to share their work with an international audience, and this year, the fair was moved to an online format in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers participated in virtual panels and interviews, and attendees had the opportunity to explore projects in an entirely digital setting.

We’ve compiled some key highlights from David and Katy’s interview below, and posted the full video of their conversation below. We’ve also included timestamps for each of the highlighted takeaways so you can navigate between segments more easily.