APS March Meeting 2017

FIAP Prize Session and the Forum on Entrepreneurship in Physics

Thursday, March 5, 2015
11:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Convention Center, Mission Room 103B
Gray Arrow Session T19

Who Should Attend?
Students, postdocs, and early career physicists interested in learning about physics entrepreneurship.

Overview
With the changes in science as globalization has taken root, the future role of physicists becoming a part of the industrial physics community is more imperative. When 80% of graduating physicists will not be employed in academic positions, and 50% of all jobs for these physicists will be industrial sector, the importance of bringing our next generation of scientists up to speed on industrial applications is becoming much more important with the rapid, worldwide development of technology.

FIAP is initiating a forum on entrepreneurship as a major role for the next generation of scientists. As physicists are problem solvers and the entrepreneurial experience is all about problem solving: whether involving technology, building a team, or financing a business. This forum seeks to link successful entrepreneurial physicists with the upcoming generation, through the dissemination of their global expertise and experience. The forum will consist of a panel discussion and then be open to question and answers from the audience.

Registration
Not required.

Sponsored By
Forum on Industrial & Applied Physics (FIAP)