Professor William Wulf addressed the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society on Friday, March 13, 2009, on the topic, “Responsible Citizenship in a Technological Democracy.” His lecture addressed the importance of science and technology education in promoting an informed citizenry.
William Wulf is the AT&T Professor of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia. From 1988 to 1990, Dr. Wulf served as Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation, where he headed the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE). Dr. Wulf is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Fellow of the ACM, the IEEE, and the AAAS. In 1968 Dr. Wulf received the first Computer Science Ph.D. ever awarded at the University of Virginia.