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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Industry, Entrepreneurship & Management Career Panel

Back by popular demand, Kent Goklen, Cornell alumnus from GlaxoSmithKline, will be joining the panelists to discuss careers in Industry, Entrepreneurship and Management for STEM PhDs. As a result of his last visit, a BESTie was able to get a co-op position in downstream processing at GSK. Come and make a good impression!

See the flyer here.

Sue Pearce Kelling, President & Manager of Optigen, will describe how she came to her current position and share some lessons learned along the way. Gustavo Aguirre was on faculty at Cornell when he co-founded Optigen based on his research efforts along with Gregory Acland. He is now affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Optigen provides DNA based diagnoses and information about inherited diseases of dogs.

The President of LaunchNY Marnie LaVigne, has an interesting career pathway from clinical research to economic development, via startups and academic institutions. LaunchNY is a venture development non-profit that provides proof of concept funding and support across 27 upstate NY counties.

To round out the panel, David Erickson, Professor at Cornell in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering will share his experience encouraging his trainees to bring technologies out of the lab into the startup setting. Optofluidics and A'as are two such startups.

The panel discussion will be from 3-4pm with a networking reception to follow, to allow for further discussion with the speakers.

McManus Lounge
166 Hollister Hall (on the Engineering Quad)
Panel discussion 3-4pm, networking reception to follow
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