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CIAN Student Retreat & Innovation to Market Workshop

The CIAN Student Retreat and the Innovation to Market Workshop are happening January 11-13, 2015 at the University of California San Diego.

RSVP here

You must RSVP to be counted for meals and space.
(UCSD students MUST RSVP to be counted for food and space.)

Additional information about hotels & schedule is shown below.

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Make your hotel reservations here. To receive the discounted rate you must reserve your room BEFORE December 15th.

Hotel reservations will be offered for the reduced rate of $139 until Dec. 15th (afterwards they will rise in price).

The basic schedule is below. See the detailed agenda here.

11-Jan 2:00pm – 8:00pm Students arrive. Team Activity (Birch Aquarium) followed by dinner (Eureka!).
12-Jan 8:00am – 8:00pm Innovation to Market Workshop (see agenda for details)
13-Jan 8:00am – 12:00pm Innovation to Market Workshop (see agenda for details)
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00am – 3:00pm Intellectual Property – Dave Gibbons
3:00pm – 5:00pm How to write a good scientific paper – Chris Mack

Teachers in Industry Opportunity

Teachers in Industry is the innovative business-education partnership that places experienced classroom teachers in your workforce during the summer. Businesses gain from the professionalism and expertise of a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) teacher. Teachers take their real-world industry experience back into the classroom to more effectively prepare students to enter the future workforce. The Teachers in Industry program is the best long term investment in the development of future scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians essential to the 21st century workforce.
Teachers in Industry, formerly known as the MASTER-IP Program, was established in 2009 by the University of Arizona College of Education, Tucson Values Teachers, Science Foundation Arizona and Raytheon Missile Systems. Continue reading

PIC Designer Opening in Keysight Labs

Keysight Technologies

The PIC Designer position with Keysight Labs was created because the company views photonic integrated circuits as an important emerging technology—both in terms of its impact on the markets and because of its potentially revolutionary impact on measurement solutions.  This is a special position for a number of reasons:

  1. It offers a great environment for technical and professional growth.
  2. Keysight labs expects to cultivate academic contacts through collaborations, journal publications, etc.
  3. The position calls for guidance and leadership in identifying the most impactful technology applications of PICs—and in identifying the most compelling measurement opportunities.
  4. If the research is successful, the concepts and designs developed by the researcher can become commercialized in Kesight’s next-generation instruments.

The position is a “campus hire” position and is aimed at new Ph.D. or post-docs who are within 18 months of leaving the academic setting.

Apply with Keysight Labs Online
email Dr. Greg VanWiggeren


The successful candidate will possess a deep theoretical understanding as well as strong practical skills in the area of photonic integrated circuits (PICs).  As this is an applied research position, the successful candidate will have Continue reading


Are You A Professional?

Are You A Professional?

A local group was putting together a career development workshop, and wanted to include a section on professionals.  When asked for a definition, the first thing that came to mind is that a professional is someone who gets paid to do something.  While that may be true, it’s not always.  I have worked with some very professional volunteers, and some very amateur employees. 

What they really wanted to talk about was professionalism.  Professionalism is more a state of mind.  It’s a collection of attitudes and actions that over time demonstrate respect for and dedication to a specific goal, and usually that inspire respect and admiration from their colleagues and coworkers.


A true professional respects their colleagues, responds to them in a timely manner, and has reasonable expectations.  They judge others by the quality of their work and by their actions, with no preconceptions or irrelevant biases. Continue reading

ACS On Campus – Tucson

October 25th the American Chemical Society (ACS) come to campus and held an all day workshop covering a short intro to “Basics in Scholarly Publishing” and “Copyright and Ethics in Scholarly Communication” followed by an amazing half-day workshop on “Acing the Interview.”  This workshop discussed every step of the process from initial interview, to secondary interview through the final, on-site interview and some of the most common concepts and questions you might be asked along the way. Continue reading