Skip to main content
close menu
close menu

Search UK HealthCare

Preparing Science Professionals Symposium 2018

PSP graphicAre you ready to expand your career opportunities in STEM disciplines? Join us for #STEMatUK!

Communication is key to that success, and PhD Comics’ Dr. Jorge Cham will share his expertise during two free science-communication career presentations on Thursday, September 6.

Nationally known for his unique approach to communicating science and for his insights into – and empathy for – the world of Academia, Dr. Cham earned his PhD in Robotics from Stanford University and was an instructor and Research Associate at Caltech.

An author, filmmaker, comic book creator and scientist (among other things), Dr. Cham returns to the University of Kentucky as part of his science career outreach.

Get your free tickets at the links below.

For more information, please email Terry Keys or Nathan Vanderford.

  • Schedule

    Thursday, Sept. 6

    Presentation: “Communicating Your Research”

    10:00  – 11:00 a.m.

    In this talk, Jorge Cham relays his experiences creating successful science communication projects (videos that have been viewed by millions of people and a book release from Penguin Random House) and he communicates his passion for engaging with the public and exploring the unknown.  Meet the author at his book-signing immediately after the presentation -- top of the Social Staircase in the UK Student Center.

    Location:  Worsham Cinema, UK Student Center

    Get Free Tickets Now

    Presentation: “The Power of Procrastination”

    4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

    A recent survey by U.C. Berkeley found that 95% of all graduate students feel overwhelmed, and over 67% have felt seriously depressed at some point in their careers. In this talk, Jorge Cham recounts his experiences bringing humor into the lives of stressed-out academics, examines the source of their anxieties and explores the guilt, the myth, and the power of procrastination. A book-signing session immediately follows in the Memorial Hall Lobby.

    Location:  Memorial Hall

    Get Free Tickets Now

  • Sponsors

    Preparing Science Professionals Symposium 2018 is sponsored by:

    The Graduate School
    College of Medicine
    Markey Cancer Center
    Toxicology and Cancer Biology
       at the University of Kentucky