PLAN NOW to attend the February 4 & 10, 2015, Honors Institute on The Digital Revolution. Free and open to the public, this year's institute features a Wednesday, February 4, keynote address by Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, creator of the Apple I and II, and Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist.  

An Evening with Steve Wozniak is followed by the 2015 Honors Institute Luncheon the next week, Tuesday, February 10, featuring an address by Mr. Farhad Manjoo, technology columnist for The New York TimesThe 2015 Honors Institute Luncheon is also free and open to the public, but prior registration is required. To register for the luncheon, please visit our registration page. Please call the University Honors Program at (937) 775-2660 for general information about the 2015 Honors Institute events. 

The University Honors Program Institute integrates classroom learning, engaging keynote speakers and an Institute luncheon address, and service learning experiences with the aim of producing civic-minded, creatively engaged students who feel invested in the Dayton community.

Keynote Speaker

"An Evening with Steve Wozniak"
February 4, 2015
7 p.m.
Nutter Center
Wright State University
No registration required

Steve Wozniak
Steve Wozniak

A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics, and a floppy disk drive. The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry. Wozniak currently serves as Chief Scientist for Fusion-io and is a published author with the release of his New York Times best selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon, by Norton Publishing. 

Luncheon Address

"How Smartphones Will Change Everything"
February 10, 2015
12:30 p.m.
Student Union Apollo Room
Wright State University

Registration is now closed for the 2015 Honors Institute Luncheon.

Farhad Manjoo

Farhad Manjoo

Farhad Manjoo is a New York Times Business Day “State of the Art” columnist, a position he assumed in February 2014. A former columnist for The Wall Street Journal and Slate, as well as contributing writer to Fast Company, Mr. Manjoo is the author of "True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society,"  which was published by Wiley in 2008.

Farhad Manjoo's participation in the 2015 Honors Institute Symposium is courtesy of  The New York Times inEDUCATION program sponsored at Wright State University by First Year Programs, University College.