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The Science Gap: A lecture by Jorge Cham

Thursday, February 8, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Jorge will be giving a public lecture called The Science Gap. Thought-provoking yet humorous, this talk will examine the need to close the Science Gap, a disconnect in both communication and perception between researchers and the public, and how scientists and academics need to find new ways to collaborate in order the solve future challenges.

Jorge Cham is the creator of Piled Higher and Deeper (PHD Comics), the online comic strip about life (or the lack thereof) in Academia. He is also the co-founder of PHD TV, a video science and discovery outreach collaborative, and a founding board member of Endeavor College Prep, a non-profit school for kids from disadvantaged communities in East Los Angeles.

Often called the Dilbert of academia, PHD has appeared in the Stanford, MIT, Caltech and Carnegie Mellon newspapers among others, and is published online where it is read by over 7 million visitors a year from over 1000 universities and colleges worldwide. Jorge Cham was born and raised in the Republic of Panama. He obtained his B.S. from Georgia Tech and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University, specializing in Robotics. He was subsequently an Instructor and Research Associate at Caltech from 2003-2005, where his work focused on developing “Smart” Neural Implants. He travels and presents all over the world to thousands of graduate students, faculty and administrators. Five PHD book collections have been published and two feature-length films have been produced based on his work.

A book signing will follow the lecture. Free and open to the public. http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/jorge-cham

LaSells Stewart Center (campus map)
Austin Auditorium
Krista Klinkhammer
1 541 737 4416
krista.klinkhammer at oregonstate.edu
College of Engineering