San Francisco, California, United States
28 January - 2 February 2017
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: InterContinental Hotel, Howard Room
ABET accredits programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology at the associate, bachelor, and master degree levels. SPIE is the co-lead society for optics and photonics within ABET. A short list of optics and photonics programs are currently accredited by ABET -- Are you interested in learning about the benefits of ABET for your program? Deans, program directors, department chairs, and faculty from prospective institutions are encouraged to join us.
Faculty and staff from current ABET-accredited institutions will be on hand to discuss the accreditation process, and the benefits their institutions have received from it.
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: InterContinental Hotel, Ballroom B
Come join us for a presentation by Dr. Kuheli Dutt on "Unconscious Bias and STEM Diversity." We will explore how humans develop subconscious associations based on societal conditioning, and how these associations impact the way we perceive things. With a focus on STEM diversity, this session will cover scientific research on unconscious bias and ways in which we can address these implicit associations on campus, in the lab, and in other areas of our lives.
Dr. Kuheli Dutt is the Assistant Director for Academic Affairs & Diversity at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO). In this role she serves as chief diversity officer, and works on appointment and promotion processes, search committee procedures, salary structures, family leave policies, bylaws and institutional governance, and the advancement of junior scientists.
Refreshments and discussion will follow the presentation.
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Marriott Marquis Hotel, Yerba Buena Ballroom
Enjoy delicious San Francisco-inspired cuisine and science-inspired cocktails while we take a tongue-in-cheek look at science-inspired music.
Meet the FLIM FRETS
Mythological hitmakers the FLIM FRETS have just finished their world tour and will be posing for photos and signing autographs. Meet the band at the VIP stage in the main room. Post a pic of yourself with the band and win prizes! #photonicswest #flimfrets
All paid conference attendees are welcome. Please wear your conference badge.
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: ThirstyBear Brewing Co.
Join us for the next generation of networking. Add a new contact to your network every three minutes while enjoying appetizers at an off-site venue. Bring plenty of business cards, practice your pitch, and prepare to expand your network.
ThirstyBear Brewing Co.
The Moscone Center is at 747 Howard St; ThirstyBear is located one block away at 661 Howard St.
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: InterContinental Hotel, Fremont Room
All conference attendees are welcome. Refreshments provided.