2010 PICMET conference special events

Two special events are scheduled during the PICMET’10 Conference  in Bangkok, Thailand. The theme of the conference is :Technology Management for Global Economic Growth.

Outstanding Student Paper Award(s)

PhD Colloquium

1. The Outstanding Student Paper Award(s) will be presented at the Awards Banquet on Tuesday evening, July 20 to the paper(s) selected from those based on the student’s research toward a graduate degree, and  nominated by the advising professor. Eligibility is restricted to currently enrolled students and those who have completed the Master’s or Doctorate after July 31, 2009.  The deadline for nominations is February 15, 2010..Each award consists of: $1,000 and free conference registration for the awardee, free conference registration for the advising/nominating professor, and a certificate of recognition both for the awardee and the advising/nominating professor.

2. A PhD Colloquium will be held from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. also on July 20. It is targeted at students in all stages of the Ph.D. process, as well as recent graduates. Through guest lectures and workshop discussions, various aspects of PhD education and career opportunities in engineering and technology management will be covered, including: The Ph.D. process and career paths in different countries, critical stages in the Ph.D. process and how to successfully master them, coping with possible personal problems while pursuing a Ph.D. (lack of time or motivation, problems with advisers, insufficient time for family and friends, etc.), what’s next – academia or industry?, entering the academic job market as future junior faculty, landing the first job, and the publish or perish phenomenon.

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