“Strategic Planning & Serendipity: Finding the Right Mix in Your Career” A short presentation followed by Q&A with speaker Dr. Luis Echegoyen, Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry, University of Texas at El Paso.
Testing hypotheses, making predictions, planning experiments, evaluating data – the scientific method is all about strategic planning! On the other hand, serendipity is a fortunate accident or discovery. From Alexander Fleming’s accidental discovery of penicillin to the invention of Teflon, serendipity has been an important factor throughout the history of chemical inquiry. Can serendipity be induced? What could it do for your career? Join the discussion with Dr. Luis Echegoyen, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Texas at El Paso, to learn how to shape your career using strategic planning and serendipity!
What You Will Learn
- Is serendipity serendipitous?
- Can you somehow influence serendipity?
- Can serendipity help my career?
- How to prepare to maximize serendipitous opportunities
- And much more…
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2011
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Meet Your Expert
Luis Echegoyen is the Robert A. Welch Chair Professor of Chemistry at the University of Texas at El Paso since August, 2010. He was the Director of the Chemistry Division at the National Science Foundation from August, 2006 until August, 2010 where he was instrumental in establishing new funding programs and research centers. He was also a Professor of Chemistry at Clemson University in South Carolina, where he maintained a very active research program with interests in fullerene electrochemistry, monolayer films, supramolecular chemistry, and spectroscopy; endohedral fullerene chemistry and electrochemistry; and carbon nanoonions, synthesis, derivatization and fractionation. He served as Chair for the Department of Chemistry at Clemson from 2002 until his NSF appointment. He received a BS in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras.
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