The Graduate School presents: Academic Stimulus Package, a lecture by PhD Comics creator Jorge Cham on Wednesday 5 March, 6pm, R0.21 Ramphal Building.
In this talk, Jorge Cham recounts his experiences, lecturing and listening to graduate students from all walks of life share their stories of academic anxiety and de-motivation. Thought-provoking yet humorous, Jorge Cham's talk examines the possible effects of the current economic environment on global research and helps students figure out what their role in the coming social order might be.
A drinks reception and book signing opportunity will follow the lecture.
Booking is essential – you can sign up for the event here.
It will also be live-streamed to Room L3, Sciences building. Please sign up for a place here.
Jorge is the creator of "PHD Comics", the popular comic strip about life (or the lack thereof) in Academia. He got his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and was a full-time Instructor and researcher at Caltech from 2003-2005. He is also the co-founder of PHDtv, a video science and discovery outreach collaborative, and a founding board member of Endeavor College Prep, a non-profit school for kids in East L.A.
About PhD Comics
PhD Comics was founded by Jorge Cham in 2005 and takes a humorous look at the life of postgraduate students; the site receives over 7 million visitors a year and Jorge has lectured at nearly 300 universities, talking about the postgraduate student experience.