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FIAP Winter 2017-2018 Newsletter
The latest issue of the FIAP newsletter is now available.
Industry Day at the March Meeting 2018, Los Angeles, CA
This year’s Industry Day theme is “Big Data and Physics: Bits to Knowledge,” which highlights how Big Data impacts our work, our daily lives, and physics research. New applications, services, and products are emerging as Big Data grows in importance. Sensors are proliferating, generating real-time information about the environment, traffic, status of equipment, and what is happening in our homes. Software and systems are being deployed that can digest enormous datasets and extract meaningful insights.
In addition to Industry Day FIAP is sponsoring many other sessions including “Patents, Innovations, and Wars!” and “Physicists as Entrepreneurs”. Many of these sessions are listed on the Industry Day webpage.
Preregistration for the March Meeting is available through February 23.
Join your colleagues in Los Angeles for Industry Day or for the entire week. There are always interesting talks, new people to meet, and new equipment and techniques to learn about in the equipment exhibit. See you there!
Industry Mentoring for Physicists (IMPact) is a new mentoring program intended to connect graduate students and postdocs with physicists who work in industry. Over 400 mentors and mentees are participating, and many mentees have received invaluable information that will help them chart a course to successful careers.
To find out more about this program click on the IMPact logo above. Signing up as a mentor or a mentee is easy, and you must be an APS member to participate. Mentors, make an impact in someone’s life by signing up today. Mentees, learn more about career options regardless of what path you ultimately choose. Questions? Email IMPact@aps.org
2018 Distinguished Lectureship Award on the Applications of Physics
Robert Leonard Kleinberg, Schlumberger
2018 George E. Pake Prize
Richard Boudreault, Polar Knowledge Canada
2017 Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics
Asad Khan, Kent Displays