In his talk, Eric Kaler takes us on a journey into what could be the future of education, and discusses the problems that may arise.

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University in 1982. He went on to become one of the nation’s foremost experts on “complex fluids,” which have applications in drug delivery, food processing, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing. Since taking of office in 2011, President Eric Kaler has focused on core priorities: academic excellence, access for quali ed students, stewardship of tuition and public dollars, diversity, a world-class research enterprise that aligns with the needs of the state of Minnesota and its industries, and a deep commitment to public engagement and outreach, locally and globally.