Hillard Gold ’39 Lecture

The Eve Marie Carson Lecture Series presents the 2013-2014
Hunt Lecturer and Hillard Gold ’39 Lecturer:

Ping Fu: Bend Not Break

November 7, 2013 at 5:30PM, Koury Auditorium, Kenan-Flagler Business School

Ping Fu is the co-founder of Geomagic, a company that creates 3D software to customize product manufacturing, from personalized shoes to prosthetic limbs to NASA spaceship repairs. In 2005, Inc. named Fu Entrepreneur of the Year. Fu’s memoir, Bend, Not Break, recounts her harrowing, inspirational youth spent during China’s Cultural Revolution, when she was forced to live in a single, squalid room after being taken from her parents. Afterwards, Fu began to rebuild her life as a student at Suzhou University until she was imprisoned and exiled after her thesis on female infanticide in rural China caught national attention. Fu relocated to America, where she worked her way through school with no money and no knowledge of English. Then, in 1997, she co-founded Geomagic. Today, Fu sits on President Obama’s National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and she recently agreed to sell Geomagic to 3D Systems, where she now serves as the Chief Strategy Officer.

Sponsored by the Carolina Women’s Leadership Council, Honors Carolina, and UNC Student Government

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