ISU Alum to Take a Look at the Next 150 Years

Futurist Lowell Catlett will present the College of Ag and Life Science's Sesquicentennial Lecture February 21 at ISU.

Internationally-renowned speaker and futurist Lowell Catlett will present the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Sesquicentennial Lecture on Feb. 21 at Iowa State University in Ames. Its part of a series of events taking place this year to help celebrate ISU's 150 birthday.

Catlett, an ISU alum, Regent's professor and current dean of the College of Agriculture and Home Economics at New Mexico State University, will present "Dreaming the Future: Trends and Technologies for the Next 150 Years," at 7 p.m. in the Sun Room of the Iowa State Memorial Union.

His presentation will walk the audience through potential futures and how to prepare to make the next 150 years the most "phenomenal" in history. Catlett is known for sharing his knowledge of technologies and their implications on the way society lives and works in his varied and upbeat presentations.

Catlett is a native Texan who earned his bachelor's degree in ag business and economics from West Texas State University, his master's in ag economics at New Mexico State University and his doctorate in economics at ISU. Catlett's lecture is part of a community-wide celebration of ISU's sesquicentennial. The lecture is sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with support from the ISU Lectures Program/Government of the Student Body.

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