About the Walker L. Cisler Memorial Lecture Series
The Walker L. Cisler lecture series, which is free and open to the public, was founded at Lawrence Technological University with a generous gift from the Holley Foundation.
Well known for his leadership of the Detroit Edison Company from 1954 to 1971, Walker L. Cisler enjoyed a career that spanned a lifetime of personal, professional, civic, and business accomplishments. As an international ambassador for the American electric utility industry, he worked closely with heads of state both here and abroad. As a tireless, dedicated humanitarian, he strived to improve the quality of life for people everywhere.
When Cisler’s life and the aims of the Holley Foundation were considered, it seemed the best way to honor his memory would be to focus the Holley resources on the improvement of science education, especially in the pre-college years. In addition to his membership on the Foundation Board, Cisler was also director of the Thomas Alva Edison Foundation, an organization dedicated to inspiring and rewarding an interest in science among youth.
The focus on pre-college science education fits particularly well at Lawrence Tech. The University’s Summer Science Institute is now in its 42nd year. Lawrence Tech faculty have long played leading roles in the Metropolitan Detroit Science Fair. The University is a strong supporter of the Metropolitan Detroit Science Teachers Association and numerous other activities that support interest in science. Currently partnering with DTE Energy on its Hydrogen Technology Park, Lawrence Tech has also received grants from various foundations for innovative science teaching methods and building minority participation in the sciences.
Lawrence Tech offers a Master of Science Education degree program — developed in partnership with the Detroit Zoological Institute, Cranbrook Institute of Science, and Aquinas College. Support for the development of the program was provided by the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education. For more information on the Master of Science Education at Lawrence Tech, contact the Department of Natural Sciences at 248.204.3600 or email email@example.com.
The College of Arts and Sciences thanks The Holley Foundation for support of this lecture series. If you are interested in supporting future Walker L. Cisler lectures, please contact Lawrence Tech’s Office of UniversityAdvancement at 248.204.2300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Science, engineering, technology, and, accordingly, the country, cannot prosper until we once again produce a truly scientifically literate populace.”
– Walker L. Cisler
About Lawrence Tech
Lawrence Technological University is a private, accredited university focused on providing superior education through cutting-edge technology, small class sizes, and innovative programs. Lawrence Tech offers more than 100 degrees through Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. Nearly 4,500 students are enrolled in undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs conveniently offered for full- or part-time students, with day, evening, weekend, and online courses. Lawrence Tech’s wireless laptop campus offers a complete range of academic, residential, and recreational facilities.