2015 COAA-SCC Fall Workshop

Dear all, On September 26, 2015, COAA Southern California Chapter (SCC) will host an annual workshop from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm, at Room 7124 in the Math Science Building at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The theme of this year's workshop is Career Planning and Development . It features five invited talks by our colleagues covering careers in academia, government laboratory, civil service, private industry and entrepreneurship. A panel discussion on career development will be held afterwards. In addition, COAA President, Dr. Jin Huang, will join the workshop online and speak about COAA vision and upcoming COAA events around 12:30pm PST (1:30pm MDT, 3:30pm EST).

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The agenda of the workshop is as follows. Please contact COAA-SCC President, Dr. Hui Su, for any questions regarding the workshop and instructions on using "GoToMeeting".

The COAA SCC Executive Committee

COAA-SCC Fall Workshop

September 26, 2015, 10:30 am - 6:30 pm

Room 7124, Math Sciences Building

University of California, Los Angeles

405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90095

Theme: Career Planning and Development


10:30 - 11:00 Registration

11:00 - 12:30 Pizza Lunch Self-Introduction

12:30 - 13:00 Opening Session (Chair: Hui Su, JPL)

12:30 - 12:35 Greetings from COAA-SCC President (Hui Su, JPL)

12:35 - 12:40 COAA Vision and Upcoming Events (Jin Huang, NOAA)

12:40 - 12:45 Remarks to Young Generations (Kuo-Nan Liou, UCLA)

12:45 - 12:50 Congratulating Recent Award Winners (Hui Su, JPL)

12:50 - 13:00 Acknowledging Outgoing EC Members (Jonathan H. Jiang, JPL)

13:00 - 15:30 Invited Speeches (Chair: Guang Zhang, UCSD)

13:00 - 13:30 Path to Professorship (Jin-Yi Yu, UCI)

13:30 - 14:00 Succeed in a Government Lab (Jonathan H. Jiang, JPL)

14:00 - 14:30 Challenges and Opportunities for a Female Scientist (Hengchun Ye, CSLA)

14:30 - 15:00 Climb Corporate Ladder and Start-up my Own Company (Liping Yan, LADWP)

15:30 - 15:35 Poem Reading: Passion, Dream and Reality (Yuk L. Yung, Caltech)

15:35 - 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:00 Panel Discussion (Moderator: Qing Yue, JPL)

Panelists: Kuo-Nan Liou, Yuk L. Yung, Jin-Yi Yu, Jonathan H. Jiang, Hengchun Ye, Liping Yan, Mei Gao

17:00 - 17:10 Group Photo

17:10 - 18:30 Catered Dinner

COAA-SCC Board 2015