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Russ Professor Gerri Botte to present at Science on Screen event

Alexis Eichelberger | Feb 2, 2018
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Russ Professor Gerri Botte to present at Science on Screen event

Alexis Eichelberger | Feb 2, 2018

As part of the Athena Cinema’s Women Pioneer and Science on Screen Series, Gerri Botte, Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and director of the Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research, will speak prior to the screening of “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” on Tues., Feb 13, at 7 p.m.

The film documents the life of Hedy Lamarr, an actress, glamour icon and inventor. She was the inspiration for both Snow White and Cat Woman, and perfected a radio system to throw Nazi Torpedos off course during WWII. The film weaves interviews and unheard audio tapes of the starlet sharing her life experiences – from her early life as an Austrian Jewish émigré to her films and inventions to her later years in life when she was nearly forgotten.

Botte, a veteran Science on Screen presenter and visionary herself, is internationally known for developing “Pee to Power,” a solution that uses the urea in human and animal wastewater to power fuel cells. She is also an entrepreneur, having founded and co-founded companies and products, such as the GreenBox, to commercialize and deploy her technologies.

The Women Pioneers Series, which profiles four trailblazing women visionaries, is free.