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As part of the APS response to COVID-19 and feedback from a survey distributed to graduate students and early-career scientists, APS is offering a free Summer Webinar Series to provide you with an opportunity to learn skills that can help you achieve your career goals.
Technology and Commercialization 101
July 14, 2020
Technology is at the heart of nearly every business today. New innovations drive company growth and breakthrough innovations can literally transform an industry - and make companies and their founders millions. Physics touches a wide variety of industries and technologies. But the pathway from invention to commercialization is non-linear, and physics-trained undergraduates and Ph.D.s are rarely introduced to the subject of technology commercialization and entrepreneurship in their academic programs. In this lively and informative webinar, scientist and serial entrepreneur Dr. Peter S. Fiske will outline the basic concepts and key issues involved in commercializing technological innovations, especially those coming out of academic or national lab research. While many scientists think they may be ill-suited to a career in entrepreneurship, Fiske will highlight 5 key skills that make Physics-trained graduates ideal technology entrepreneurs.
Value Proposition and Tailoring Your Message to Specific Audiences
July 21, 2020
Many Physics-trained graduates have been taught that their science is the most important thing about them, and that the best projects and ideas are those that are innovative, technically sophisticated, and intellectually rigorous. While these features are certainly important, many science-trained graduates fail to appreciate that the highest impact innovations are those that create real value for real people. In this thought-provoking and stimulating seminar, Peter Fiske describes key concepts that are familiar to business-trained individuals but rarely are discussed in academia: Value Proposition and Customer Segment. These two concepts have application far beyond business, and can be used to strategize your approach to your scientific research, your job search, even your love life.
Building Your Professional Path During COVID
May 13, 2020
Imposter Syndrome (Student-focused)
June 16, 2020
Career Exploration Strategies and Tools
June 18, 2020
Humanizing STEM: The Art of Storytelling
June 23, 2020