Seminar & Event Schedule

If you missed an event and would like more information or would like to get in touch with a speaker, send us an email at dukephdplus@gmail.com

Summer 2017 Theme: Summer Practicum

First Seminar: Practicing Skills for Networking & Interviews

June 21st, 2017; 11a to 1p in FCIEMAS Third Floor Atrium
More information at: https://goo.gl/4NXsRg

Second Seminar: Speed Mentoring

July 19th, 2017; 6p to 8p in James B. Duke Hotel Bistro Bar
More information at: https://goo.gl/pt6JJk

Spring 2017 Theme: Polishing Your Professional Persona

Special Event: Spring TechConnect Networking Reception

January 17th, 2017; 4:30p to 6:30p in Second Floor Atrium of Gross Hall
More information at: https://goo.gl/fC335W

First Seminar: How to Survive the 6-Second Glance

Featuring: Matthew Clark, Ph.D. 
January 27th, 2017; 11:45a to 1:00p in Schiciano Side B
More information at: https://goo.gl/148Zyk

Second Seminar: Developing a Personal Brand to Stand out in an Interview

Featuring: Joseph Knight, M.B.A./Ph.D. and Stephanie Knight, M.B.A.
February 17th, 2017; 11:45a to 1:00p in Schiciano Side B
More information at: https://goo.gl/mOxYgy

Third Seminar: Delivering an Effective Job Talk

Featuring: Jennifer West, Ph.D., Jeff Glass, Ph.D., David Mitzi, Ph.D., Ken Gall, Ph.D., Nenad Bursac, Ph.D.
March 31st, 2017; 11:45a to 1:00p in Schiciano Side A
More information at: https://goo.gl/0CnKeX

Fourth Seminar: You've got the Job, Now What?

Featuring: Mohamed Noor, Ph.D.
April 21st, 2017; 11:45a to 1:00p in Schiciano Side A
More information at: https://goo.gl/Jh26eZ

Fall 2016 Theme: Data Communication

Special Event: Fall TechConnect Engineering Networking Reception

September 13th, 2016; 4:30p-6:30p in Mumma Commons, CIEMAS
More information at: https://goo.gl/4iwExs

First Seminar: Basic Principles for Effective Data Visualization

Featuring: Angela Zoss and Eric Monson, Ph.D.
September 21st, 2016; 11:45a to 1:00p in Hudson Hall 207
More information at: https://goo.gl/oWkSqE

Second Seminar: Translating Research Into Prose: How to Write Good Science

Featuring: Karl Bates and Robin Smith, Ph.D.
October 19th, 2016; 11:45a to 1:00p in Hudson Hall 207
More information at: https://goo.gl/1bo7cK

Third Seminar: Storytelling for Science Communication

Featuring: Liz Neeley
November 18th, 2016; 4:30p to 7:30p in Teer 203
More information at: https://goo.gl/ZA3Ncr

Summer 2016 Theme: Individual Development

First Seminar: Improv for Engineers


Featuring: Zach Ward, DSI Comedy Theater
May 19th, 2016; 11:45a to 3:00p in Gross Hall 330
More information at: https://goo.gl/6qQhmp

Second Seminar: Discover Your Strengths

Featuring: LaTondra Murray, Ph.D.

June 24th, 2016; 11:45a to 1:30p in Fitzpatrick CIEMAS, Schiciano Auditorium Side B

More information at: https://goo.gl/8yjHqv

Third Seminar: Developing a Career Based on Your Strengths

Featuring: Dave McDonald, Ph.D.
July 20th, 2016; 11:45a to 1:30p in Fitzpatrick CIEMAS, Schiciano Auditorium Side B
More information at: https://goo.gl/LEKKd3

Spring 2016 Theme: Managing Business

Special Event: TechConnect Engineering Networking Reception


January 19th, 2016; 4:30p-6:30p in Gross Hall atrium


Recommended Event: An Engineering PhD's Career Path in Venture Capital


January 19th, 2016; 11:30a-12:30p in Perkins 218

More information at:  https://goo.gl/EB927L

First Seminar: Start-Up to Sustaining – Founding, Working, Managing


Featuring: Dr. Ryan Gessner (Sonovol), Dr. Derek Jantz (Precision BioSciences), Dr. Xijia Lu (8 Rivers/NetPower)


January 29th, 2016; 11:45a to 1:00p in Schiciano Auditorium, Side B


More information at: http://goo.gl/wFm5Od

Second Seminar: Core Team Recruitment & Management


Featuring: Peyton Anderson
February 19th, 2016; 11:45a to 1:00p in Schiciano Auditorium, Side B


More information at: https://goo.gl/CqtIHN

Third Seminar: Management Skills for Growing & Maintaining a Firm


Featuring: Dr. Joseph Knight & Stephanie Knight, MBA


April 1st, 2016; 11:45a to 1:00p in Schiciano Auditorium, Side B


More information at: https://goo.gl/wHI6lQ



Previous Program Years

Fall 2015 Theme: Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Special Event: Networking Lunch with Pratt Board of Visitors

November 6th, 2015; 1:00p-2:30p in Fitzpatrick CIEMAS Atrium


Special Event: TechConnect Engineering Networking Reception

September 15th, 2015; 4:00p-5:45p in Mumma Faculty Commons, Fitzpatrick CIEMAS

More information at: http://goo.gl/D4V6rr
List of participating companies:http://goo.gl/ylTZCJ

First Seminar: Howie Rhee, MBA - Duke University
Innovation & Entrepreneurship - An Overview of Duke's Resources

September 16th, 2015; 11:45a to 1:00p in Schiciano Auditorium, Side B

More information at: http://goo.gl/C9oiN2

Second Seminar: Being An Academic and an Entrepreneur

Featuring Ken Gall, Joseph Izatt, and Jennifer West

October 21st, 2015; 11:45a to 1:00p in Hudson Hall, 125

More information at: http://goo.gl/DY6Vu2

Third Seminar: How to Pitch to Potential Investors

Featuring John Oxaal (Sevin Rosen Funds)

November 18th, 2015; 4:45p to 6:45p in Schiciano Auditorium, Side A

More information at: http://goo.gl/uaZY9J
John Oxaal's short bio:http://goo.gl/a0pzD6



Summer 2015 Theme: Career Decisions & Mentoring

In summer 2015, PhD Plus featured four exciting workshops dedicated to academia and industry.

First Seminar: Which path is right for me? 
Comparing and Contrasting Academia and Industry

May 27th, 2015; 11:00a to 1:00p in Schiciano Auditorium, Side A

More information at: http://goo.gl/J4nbgV

Second Seminar: Speed Mentoring

Featuring Early to Mid-Career PhD Academics and Non-Academics

June 24th, 2015; 4:00p to 6:00p in Gross Hall, #103 & #107

More information at: http://goo.gl/Q626NX

Third Seminar: Implementing ideas and solutions

July 22nd, 2015; 12:00p to 2:00p in Gross Hall, #103 & #107

More information at: http://goo.gl/KYoWOJ

Fourth Seminar: European Funding Opportunities for Students, Postdocs and Researchers of All Nationalities

August 27, 2015; 11:30a to 1:00p in Perkins Library, #217

Event flyer:http://goo.gl/pzt3Tm

More information at:http://goo.gl/57HpAi
 
Spring 2015 Theme: Coaching and Communication
First Seminar: Theodore G. Ryan, Consulting Professor of Ethics in Management, Fuqua School of Business

Having a Difficult Conversation: Learning the Skills to Say What is Necessary in a Respectful, Direct, and Proactive Manner

Friday, January 30th, 12p - 1p, Schiciano Auditorium, Side A

More information here: http://goo.gl/PNOszI

Second Seminar: G. Robert Armistead Jr., Regional Director of Sales at Cordis Corporation and Sales Consultant

Self-Awareness: Emotional Intelligence and Its Role in the Work Environment
Friday, March 6th, 12p - 1p, Schiciano Auditorium, Side A

Third Seminar: Ali Palmer, Center for Creative Leadership

Coaching: The Benefits of Helping Others

Mr. Palmer has exceptional leadership experience from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, overseeing infrastructure work in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and now at the Center for Creative Leadership.

Friday, April 10th from 11:30a - 1p in Schiciano Side A.
 
Fall 2014 Theme: Entrepreneurship and Start-Ups

The Fall 2014 theme explorea options within the Triangle and beyond for entrepreneurship and starting small companies using your research. Seminar workshops ranged from funding opportunities to tips from the entrepreneurship experts from The Start-Up Factory.

First Seminar: Nicole Fox and David Christ, Army Research Office, Durham NC

Funding Opportunties for Small Business Research from the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business and Technology Transfer Programs at the Army Research Office

Wednesday, September 24th, 12p - 1p

More information here: http://goo.gl/gdBFJJ
Presentation from Nicole Fox and David Christ can be found here: http://goo.gl/wltsrz

Second Seminar: Dave Neal and Chris Heivly, The Startup Factory

Think Like an Entrepreneur: How to Identify Valuable Technologies

Wednesday, October 22nd, 12p - 1p CIEMAS Fitzpatrick, Schiciano Side A

More Information: http://goo.gl/j5roGC

Third Seminar: Bill Brown, CEO at NET Power

The State of Entrepreneurship in the Triangle

Wednesday, November 19th, 12p - 1p CIEMAS Fitzpatrick, Schiciano Side A

Summer 2014 Theme: Communication

In Summer 2014, PhD Plus featured three exciting workshops dedicated to improving communication in academic and professional careers. These included: How to write a great research paper, Verbal Communication with the Toastmasters, and Communication for Leadership: Working in Groups. Our first workshop was held May 29th from 11:30a to 1:30p.

First Seminar: Adam Wheeler, Senior Editor at Elsevier

Scientific Journals, Peer Review, and How to Write a Great Research Paper

May 29th, 2014; 11:30a to 1:30p in CIEMAS Auditorium

More Information at: http://goo.gl/F3iChH 

Second Seminar: Zbig Kabala, Division G Governor, Toastmasters International

Oral Communication and Leadership with an Accomplished Toastmaster

June 25th, 2014; 11:30a to 1:30p in Schiciano Auditorium, Side B, CIEMAS

More information at: http://goo.gl/FZKQgQ

Interested in Toastmasters? Check out their website to find a club near you!

Third Seminar: Judy Le, Director of the Center for Civic Leadership, Rice University

Communicating for Leadership

July 29th, 2014; 11:30a to 2:30p in Schiciano Auditorium, Side B, CIEMAS

More Information: http://goo.gl/5QWUfb
 
Other Previous Workshops and Seminars

B.D. Barnes, PhD, PE, PMP
Director of Business Development, Pratt School of Engineering
"Project Management in an Hour: Six Constraints, Eight Steps, Four Types, and Three Questions"
Time: 11:45a to 1p on Friday, March 21st
Location: Schiciano Auditorium, CIEMAS, Side A
More Information here

Fall Lunch and Learn Series: Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Benjamin Boytor, Director of Quality Management, BD Technologies
"Quality Assurance and Six Sigma Practices in Industry"

Time: 12p to 1p on Friday, January 31st

Location: Schiciano Auditorium, CIEMAS, Side A

More Information at: http://goo.gl/WdGsFI 

Fall Lunch and Learn Seminar: Policy Development

John J. Vandenberg, National Program Director, Human Health Risk Assessment Program, National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
"From PhD to a Policy-Development Career"
Time: 11:45a - 1p, Wednesday Oct 30th
Location: Schiciano Auditorium, CIEMAS, Side A
More info at: http://goo.gl/rQ9ky2

Fall Workshop: Product Development in Large Companies

Speaker: Matthew Clark, PhD
Signal and Image Processing Engineer, Northop Grumman Information Systems

Time: September 25, 2014; 11:45a - 1 p.m., Schiciano A, Fitzpatrick
More Information here.

PhD Plus Fall Kickoff Event: Breaking the Internship Boundaries - Sept 18, 2013

Join us for the kickoff event for Fall 2013! We will share upates to the PhD Plus Program, lessons learned from internships, and opportunities to get more involved with the program.
Time: 12 - 1:30p.m., Schicano A, Fitzpatrick

More information here.

Summer Workshop #3: Intellectual Property Rights - September 4, 2013

Speaker: Bentley Olive, Ph.D.
, Patent Attorney, Olive Law Group, PLLC

"Ph.D.s and Intellectual Property: Demystifying the patent process for your research"

Time:  12 - 1 p.m., Schiciano A, Fitzpatrick

More Information here.