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Bridging the Gap Between Academia and Industry

Monday, May 9
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hawaiʻi Convention Center, Level 3, Room 304B

The goal of this event is to discuss possible career paths for students and early-career professionals who face one of the most significant decisions for scientists: whether to pursue a career in academia or industry. The focus will be on the factors to consider when transitioning from academia to industry (and vice versa), which could include career advancement, salary, work-life balance, workplace culture as well as individual skills, qualifications and career goals. 

The event will begin with an introduction for each panelist followed by a moderated Q&A session. The panel session will be followed by a networking session in which the participant will have the occasion to interact with the panelists and ask questions. 

Panelists

Matt Copel
Matt Copel
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Nerissa Draeger
Nerissa Draeger
LAM Research Corporation

Carolyn Duran
Carolyn Duran
Intel Corporation

Catherine Labelle
Catherine Labelle
Intel Corporation

Giulia Pacchioni
Giulia Pacchioni
Nature

Jean-Rémi Pouliot
Jean-Rémi Pouliot

Brilliant Matters Inc.

Eva Hemmer
Eva Hemmer
University of Ottawa
Moderator

Elisabetta Ruggeri
Elisabetta Ruggeri
Tufts University
Moderator

Student Engagement Subcommittee Planning Task Force

Elisabetta Ruggeri, Tufts University, Lead Organizer
Kaustav Chatterjee, Indiana University
Eva Hemmer, University of Ottawa, Subcommittee Chair
Lorri Smiley, MRS, HQ Program Administrator

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