Category Archives: career

Nominate yourself or someone else for the APS/FIAP Career Lectureship Award (FCLA)

APS and the APS Forum for Industrial and Applied Physics (FIAP) just reworked their distinguished lectureship award to focus more clearly on careers. It’s now called the FIAP Career Lectureship Award (FCLA). The goal of this award is to find physicists with fascinating careers outside of physics and support them in giving talks on their career to physics students. Does someone you know have a cool non-academic career? Do you? If so, considering nominating them (or yourself)! Applications are due June 1.

More information here.

And a little humblebrag: I did help redesign this award as part of my work on the APS Committee on Careers and Professional Development (CCPD).

New section of my website: Resources

I have to admit, a draft of my new Resources page has been sitting around for more than year. I realized last week that it just needed a little bit of work to clean it up. It’s definitely a work in progress, but I think there are some useful links in there. The main sections right now are on mental health, diversity and accessibility, but I will be adding more content over time.

If you spot any problems or dead links, please let me know. And if you have any ideas of links or resources that I can add, that’s great too!

FECS election results and new Executive Committee members

One January 1, I started my term as Chair-Elect for the APS Forum for Early Career Scientists (FECS). This is a three-year position; I will serve as Chair-Elect, Chair and then Past Chair in 2021, 2022 and 2023 respectively. I have already served on the Executive Committee for the past two years as a Member-at-Large, and I am excited to continue serving this community. On behalf of FECS, I will also be serving as an Ex-Officio member of the APS Committee on Careers and Professional Development (CCPD) and I’m looking forward to shaping the crucial career programming that APS offers its members.

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What’s next? AAAS Policy Fellowship!

Friday was my last day as a postdoc at NTU. My next step isn’t another postdoc or even a faculty position; instead, I’ll be learning about public policy as a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow (STPF)! My placement is in the Department of Energy, where I’ll be working on the diplomatic and legal arrangements that support international scientific collaboration.

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