SPIE Best Paper Awards
Influence of Index Contrast in Two Dimensional Photonic Crystal Lasers
Brisbane Sessioin (1)
Enhancing the Efficiency of Dendritic Ru(II) Complexes for Dye Sensitised Solar Cells
Brisbane Sessioin (2)
Non-Contact Opto-Elastic Manipulation Using Azobenzene Molecular Monolayers
Mette Jørgensen, Ben Langley and Angel Martinez were awarded the SPIE Best Paper award for their posters presentations at the I-CAMP summer school poster sessions in Sydney and Brisbane, respectively. Their presentation has been selected for the Best Paper Award based on the rankings given by the Invited Speakers and local organizers at the respective poster sessions. All three of them will receive the Award Certificate and a check for $200 by mail. They will also receive the complementary SPIE membership (free of charge).
Early-Career Activities & Informal Meetings
Meeting in an informal setting of the AB Hotel: Sunday, June 20, starting at 6 PM (View I-CAMP 2010, Sydney Session in Google Maps)
I-CAMP school students will have a reserved space in the AB Hotel bistro on the evening of Sunday, June 20. The students are advised to arrive at the venue between 6.00 and no later than 7.00 pm (as the Hotel closes at 10.00 pm). The booking will be under the name of “I-CAMP”. The cost of the dinner will be 10 Australian dollars per person.
Webinar Lecture “Professional Networking for Scientists” by Dirk Fabian, SPIE Student Services Lead, SPIE, U.S.: Monday, June 21, starting at 5:30 PM
Making personal connections with your colleagues is vital to success in any field. Scientists and engineers face the added challenge of needing to acquire and share detailed technical knowledge to advance both their projects and careers. What are the best ways to both find and be found in the expanding information flood from the internet? This talk will present several networking tools that you can use to get your name, ideas, and work noticed the right way. The talk will conclude with a brief overview of SPIE networking and financial resources that students can use to solve specific problems related to their research. Dirk Fabian received a Masters degree in Astronomy and led multi-day wilderness trips for people with disabilities before working on community development and student programs for SPIE.
Sydney BBQ Party: Tuesday, June 22, starting at 5:30 PM (View I-CAMP 2010, Sydney Session in Google Maps)
On Tuesday night, June 22nd, the OSA chapter of the University of Sydney and the SPIE chapter of the University of Colorado will host a BBQ for participants of the I-CAMP summer/winter school. There will be a variety of meats available, like kangaroo steaks (there will also be vegetarian options), and drinks will be provided. The BBQ will be informal so participants can meet one another and network. We will meet on the roof of the physics building at around 5:30pm. The BBQ party will be free of charge to all I-CAMP participants.
Mirimar Boat Cruise
The Mirimar boat cruise departs from the Cultural Centre Pontoon at 10:00am daily. (Located on the boardwalk outside of the State Library). The cruise takes approximately one hour & 20 mins, arriving at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary at around 11:20am. The boat departs Lone Pine for the city at 1:30 pm. <!–[if !vml]–><!–[endif]–> The cruise aboard Brisbane’s most famour river boat, MV Mirimar, takes you 19 kms (12 miles) upstream through some of the city’s most attractive suburbs and most interesting wildlife habitats. You’ll have an opportunity to get a close up view of a unique inner-city colony of fruit bats.
For Further information please contact Mirimar Cruises
Phone: 1300 729 742 (24 hours) or 0412 749 42
Outreach Forum and Early- Career Resources
The I-CAMP summer school will be held in conjunction with an Outreach Forum, which will allow the researchers to share their experience and advances not only in research but also in conducting outreach and disseminating scientific knowledge. All outreach-related lectures will be completely open to public and advertized as such. The industrial partners will be asked to exhibit their products during the breaks and poster sessions. There will be no required registration fee to participate in the outreach and early-career parts of the I-CAMP Summer School Program in order to promote participation by young scientists and general public.
Early Career Program Features
- Graduate students and postdocs are strongly encouraged to attend and present at the workshop.
- Up to 20 travel/participation fellowships are available to defray participation-related expenses of young scientists.
- We will strive to provide inexpensive housing for the junior scientists participating in the I-CAMP summer school.
- A special Career Development Program for early-career scientists is planned (including presentations on CV writing & job searching skills).
- Best Student Poster Presentations Prizes will be awarded.
- Students and postdocs at the organizing institutions in China and USA will be actively involved in organizing the summer school.
- We will hold three poster sessions (one per each week/topic of the school) & will strive to provide an ideal setting for interactions between senior & junior scientists.
- We strongly encourage the workshop participants to develop collaborations and take advantage of the ICAM-I2CAM exchange awards in order to pursue research projects related to the topics of the I-CAMP summer school.