Summer Webinar Series

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.

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Upcoming Webinars

Physical Review tutorial for authors: How to write a great scientific paper
July 8, 2020
Scientists have a responsibility to share the meaning and implications of their work, both within and outside their community, but generally receive little training in writing and communication. They often feel unprepared to communicate with the public, the media, funding agents and even other scientists. In this talk, some thoughts on science communication, focusing on tips for writing a paper for a high impact journal in physics will be presented. The talk will be followed by a panel discussion with Physical Review editors about how the APS can further help with training APS members in these all-important skills.

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.

Past Webinars

Building Your Professional Path During COVID
May 13, 2020

International Students & the APS Response to the Pandemic
May 19, 2020

Panel: Adjusting Lab Practices During a Pandemic, Offered by FGSA and FECS with support from APS
May 28, 2020

Transitioning from Physics to Data Science - Gain the required skills in the COVID era
June 11, 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


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