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Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Jorge Cham
Start Date: 3/26/2013Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Date: 3/26/2013End Time: 7:00 PM

Event Description:
The Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Executive Speakers Series Proudly Presents Jorge Cham, Founder of PHD Comics

Topic - The Power of Procrastination

Abstract - A recent survey by U.C. Berkeley found that 95% of all graduate students feel overwhelmed, and over 67% have felt seriously depressed at some point in their careers. In this talk, Jorge Cham recounts his experiences bringing humor into the lives of stressed out academics, examines the source of their anxieties and explores the guilt, the myth, and the power of procrastination.

Speaker Bio - Jorge Cham began drawing PHD Comics while pursuing his doctorate degree in Engineering at Stanford University, specializing in Robotics. His research at Stanford focused on dynamic legged 'biomimetic' robots that incorporate novel manufacturing technologies and design lessons from biology. He also spent time at Caltech developing work on Neural Prosthetics. Since 1997 when he first created PHD Comics, Dr. Cham has published four books and travels extensively giving lectures at conferences and universities about the power of procrastination and “life (or the lack thereof) in academia”. “The PHD Movie” is Dr. Cham’s first screenplay.
Contact Information:
Name: Ken Tate
Phone: 919-513-4292
Email: tate@csc.ncsu.edu
Admission Information:
Free & Open to the Public
Other Details:
Lecture will be followed by a book signing and open reception.
Event URL:
http://www.csc.ncsu.edu/corporate_relations/fi_lit/495

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