2024 Undergraduate Ceremony

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024
Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m. (doors open at 12:30 p.m.)
Location: The Palestra, 235 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA

Keynote Speaker

John Ternus

John Ternus is Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Engineering, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. John leads all hardware engineering, including the teams behind iPhone, iPad, Mac, AirPods, and more.

John joined Apple’s Product Design team in 2001 and has been a vice president of Hardware Engineering since 2013. Throughout his tenure at Apple, John has overseen hardware engineering work on a variety of groundbreaking products including iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, AirPods, and Apple Vision Pro. He was also a key leader in transitioning the Mac to Apple silicon.

Prior to Apple, John worked as a mechanical engineer at Virtual Research Systems. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

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