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December 9th, 2013

The Houston-Rice Chapter IEEE Photonics Society announces
Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur:
30 years of Photonic start-ups in Academia and Industry
Monday, December 9, 2013
12:45 PM  to 1:45 PM
210  Herzstein Hall
Rice University
6100 Main St
Houston, Texas, USA

Every company – even the largest household names such as Google or Apple or even IBM – begins life as a start-up. Drawing on experience gained from Dr. Poole’s extensive start-up history, this presentation will look at how some of the companies and research groups in which Dr. Poole has ben involved got started, what they did and how they subsequently developed and thrived. The presentation aims to inspire researchers who are considering how to commercialize their research to take the next steps and move out of the research lab and into the brave new world of commercialization.

Dr. Simon Poole is an engineer/entrepreneur with over 30 years experience in photonics research, academia and industry. He has been involved in numerous successful start-ups in both academia and industry and is renowned for both his contributions to the technology of photonics as well as the companies he has founded.

Please register at http://bit.ly/2013Dec9_Photonics

AUGUST 30th, 2013

SACT Activities Fair

When: Friday, 8/30, 12:30pm~4:00pm
Where: Grand Hall
What: Recruitment event... come by our table, sign-up, and ask questions!

AUGUST 28th, 2013

[OSA-Rice] OSA Brown Bag Lunches

When: Wednesday, 8/28, 12:00pm~1:00pm
Where: Brockman 103
What: OSA-Rice Student Chapter meeting & our first brown bag seminar (free pizza!)

Are you interested in optics and photonics? Would you like to know about the related research at Rice?

In this semester, OSA (Optical Society of America)-Rice Student Chapter will arrange a series of brown bag lunches with topics in optics research at Rice. Professors from different departments will be invited, and free food will be provided!

At our first seminar on this Wednesday noon, we are honored to have Prof. Kevin Kelly here to give us a talk about his research. We look forward to seeing you at Brockman 103, and you are more than welcome to become a formal member of OSA Student Chapter!