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Career Developent Workshop:
Putting Your Science to WORK: Entrepreneurship with a Little 'e'

Organized by the Caltech Postdoctoral Association and co-sponsered by AWIS

Date: Wednesday March 16th 2011, 4-5pm
Place: Beckman Institute Auditorium (Bldg 74 in campus map)
Speaker: Dr Peter S Fiske

Download Fiske's slides from the seminar

Coffee and refreshments will be provided before the talk. Everybody is welcome.

Have you ever considered starting your own company based on an invention or idea? What does it take to go from the bench to the marketplace, and what should a young scientist or engineer consider? Dr. Peter S. Fiske, author of Put Your Science to WORK and founder of two tech start-ups, provides a candid, funny and insightful guide to how a young scientist should consider this career pathway.

About the speaker
Peter S. Fiske, PhD, is author of "To Boldly Go: A Practical Career Guide for Scientists" and its second edition: "Put Your Science to Work: A Take-Charge Career Guide for Scientists" both published by AGU. From 1997 to 2000 he was the co-author of the biweekly column Tooling Up on AAAS's Career website NextWave and is presently writing a monthly column on career development and entrepreneurship called Opportunities on the AAAS career website ScienceCareers. He has organized and lead panel discussions and workshops on alternative careers and career development for scientists at national and international meetings, universities, and national laboratories. He has been featured on NPR's Talk of the Nation - Science Friday and he is co-author, with Dr. Geoff Davis, of the blog at phds.org on science policy, economics, and educational initiatives that affect science employment.

Fiske received his Ph.D. in Geological and Environmental Sciences 1994 from Stanford University and an MBA from U.C. Berkeley in 2002. In 1996 Fiske was awarded a White House Fellowship and served one year in the Clinton Administration as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Special Projects. Fiske is the author of 22 technical articles, a former member of the technical staff of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and currently Chief Executive Officer of PAX Mixer Inc. in San Rafael, CA.