PhD Comics Lecture
The Graduate School presents:
Academic Stimulus Package
Lecture by PhD Comics creator Jorge Cham
On 5 March 2014, the Graduate School hosted Jorge Cham of PhD Comics who came to present his latest lecture 'Academic Stimulus Package'. In an entertaining and thought-provoking talk about grad student life, Jorge touched on familiar topics such as the fear of not graduating and imposter syndrome, and revealed the power of procrastination. A fabulous time was had by all and Jorge stayed for nearly two hours to sign books and listen to people's personal stories about research and the trials and tribulations of PhD life.
About PhD Comics:
PhD Comics was founded by Jorge Cham in 1997 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.
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.
Also in attendance at the event were the Piirus team, an organisation founded at Warwick to promote academic collaborations in research.
For the full gallery of pictures, follow this gallery link.