Dean Paul Goldbart Named Atlanta Science Festival Honorary Chair

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

College of Sciences Dean and Sutherland Chair Paul M. Goldbart has been selected as the Atlanta Science Festival’s inaugural honorary chair. Goldbart will speak and be recognized at the event from March 9-24. The two-week festival includes more than 100 events across metro Atlanta, including the kickoff event at Georgia Tech. 

“I’m delighted and honored to participate in this year’s festival in this novel capacity,” Goldbart says. “With astronomer Carl Sagan, I see science as one of humanity’s candles in the dark, furnishing us with bright light that helps guide us to a better tomorrow, through the improvements in medicine, computing, architecture, and other technologies that greater scientific understanding brings.”

Meisa Salaita, co-founder and co-director of the Atlanta Science Festival, said Goldbart exemplifies the spirit of curiosity that organizers hope to kindle among all festival-goers.

“Paul has championed the festival since its inception; he is a strong advocate for science education, public engagement with science, and scientists’ engagement with the public,” she said. “The festival has grown tremendously and has become a mainstay in the city. It was time to expand it and to showcase the important people who have helped make this dream a reality.”