'Smash Lab's' Deanne Bell defies stereotypes

Deanne Bell, host of Discovery Channel’s "Smash Lab" program, will discuss her experience as a woman engineer and emphasizes the importance of creativity in scientific innovation at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Beaver Community Center. The event, being held in conjunction with National Engineers Week, is free and open to the public.

Bell passionately recounts her path to success, and shares her enthusiasm for working with the next generation of engineers and scientists. Bell’s work experience ranges from designing optical navigation systems for the aerospace industry to product development for a CAD software start-up company. She defies all stereotypes when exploding a 747 or crashing a 300-ton train. Through her journey, she inspires others and conveys that creativity is the foundation for scientific innovation. Previously, she hosted the educational program "Design Squad" on PBS, which was geared toward teens.

This presentation is part of the Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.

Deanne Bell, host of Discovery Channel's 'Smash Lab' program. Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

Last Updated February 09, 2012