Internationales Congress Center
Munich, Germany
25 - 29 June 2017
Professional Development Events
Student Chapter Leadership Workshop
Date: Saturday 24 June 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Fairgrounds, Room B11 "Einstein"
Open to SPIE Student Chapter members

SPIE's successful Student Chapter Leadership Workshop is back in Europe!

During this highly interactive, all-day event facilitated by Dr. Jean-luc Doumont, you will discuss what being a leader is all about (and what it is not about), how to persuade others, and how to go from ideas to achievements for your chapter. Join Student Chapter officers from around the world for a full day of professional development training and networking.

Jean-luc Doumont, Principiae

An engineer (Louvain) and PhD in applied physics (Stanford), Jean-luc is acclaimed worldwide for his no-nonsense approach and his highly applicable, often life-changing recommendations on a wide range of topics. During his workshops, he uses trees, maps, theorems, and other tools featured in his book about “effective communication for rational minds.” He is also a popular visiting lecturer for SPIE and travels several times a year to speak to chapters around the world. For more information about Jean-luc, please visit www.principiae.be.

All SPIE student chapter members are welcome, but must register by Friday, 9 June to attend. Please email students@spie.org to register, or for information.
Making the Most of your Presentation
Date: Sunday 25 June 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Fairgrounds, Room B22
WS897

Course Level: Introductory
Course Length: Half-day (3.5 hours)
Continuing Education Units (CEU): 0.35 Only available upon request.

Oral presentation skills are a key to success for researchers and professionals alike. This course offers a no-nonsense approach to preparing and giving presentations, with a particular focus on structure, slides, and delivery. It also offers tips on how to manage the nervousness associated with speaking in public.

Learning Outcomes
This course will enable you to:
• organize your material into an effective structure
• create slides that get the message across
• deliver your presentation effectively, both verbally and nonverbally

Intended Audience
This course is intended for anyone who must prepare and give oral presentations about his or her research work. Both novice and experienced speakers can expect to gain a lot from it.

Instructor
Jean-luc Doumont runs lectures and workshops in scientific communication, pedagogy, critical thinking, and more for engineers, scientists, and other rational minds. He is an engineer from the University of Louvain and a doctor in applied physics from Stanford University. Articulate, entertaining, and thought-provoking, he is a popular invited speaker at top-notch universities and research centers worldwide.

Note: This course is free to student and early career attendees in SPIE conferences. No advance registration required.
Structuring your Research Paper
Date: Sunday 25 June 2017
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Fairgrounds, Room B22
WS908

Course Level: Introductory
Course Length: Half-day (3.5 hours)
Continuing Education Units (CEU): 0.35 Only available upon request.

Strong writing skills are a key to success for researchers and professionals alike. This course discusses how to structure research papers, dissertations, and other reports effectively at all levels to get the readers’ attention, facilitate navigation, and thus get the message across optimally to their audiences.

Learning Outcomes
This course will enable you to:
• create an effective abstract, introduction, and conclusion
• organize your material into an accessible structure
• construct paragraphs that get the message across

Intended Audience
This course is intended for anyone who must write or edit technical documents in general and research papers in particular. Both novice and experienced authors can expect to gain a lot from it.

Instructor
Jean-luc Doumont runs lectures and workshops in scientific communication, pedagogy, critical thinking, and more for engineers, scientists, and other rational minds. He is an engineer from the University of Louvain and a doctor in applied physics from Stanford University. Articulate, entertaining, and thought-provoking, he is a popular invited speaker at top-notch universities and research centers worldwide.

Note: This course is free to student and early career attendees in SPIE conferences. No advance registration required.
Conveying Messages with Graphs
Date: Monday 26 June 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Fairgrounds, Room B22
WS1202

Course Level: Introductory
Course Length: Half-day (3.5 hours)
Continuing Education Units (CEU): 0.35 Only available upon request.

Widely used in research and development to analyze and communicate data, graphical displays are still poorly mastered by researchers (and popular software does not helps). This course discusses how to create more effective graphs—graphs that are truly visual, are truthful to the data, and get the message across.

Learning Outcomes
This course will enable you to:
• select the right graph for a given data set and a given research question
• optimize this graph to make it intuitive and to reveal the data
• phrase a caption that gets the message across

Intended Audience
This course is intended for anyone who must create graphs for written documents or oral presentations. Both novice and experienced authors/speakers can expect to gain a lot from it.

Instructor
Jean-luc Doumont runs lectures and workshops in scientific communication, pedagogy, critical thinking, and more for engineers, scientists, and other rational minds. He is an engineer from the University of Louvain and a doctor in applied physics from Stanford University. Articulate, entertaining, and thought-provoking, he is a popular invited speaker at top-notch universities and research centers worldwide.

Note: This course is free to student and early career attendees in SPIE conferences. No advance registration required.
Career Choices Panel Discussion
Date: Wednesday 28 June 2017
Time: 1:20 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Exhibition Floor Forum, Hall A3
There are numerous critical career choices and decisions that face new graduates in optics and photonics. Academia or Industry? Staying in your current job, or making a career transition? This event will help you explore potential career pathways in the world of photonics and get solid advice on how you can translate your knowledge, abilities, and interests into meaningful work. Join our experienced panelists and have your questions answered in this wide-ranging discussion.

Moderator

Pamela Robertson
SPIE, Industry Relations

Panelists

Magnus Bengtsson
Vice President Strategic Marketing, Coherent


Hagar Edelstain
Optical Engineer, HoloLens Microsoft


Nishant Mohan
Vice President OCT Division, Wasatch Photonics


Gary Hayes
CEO/General Manager, Laser Components USA
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