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Winter 2016
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Kyle Crocco

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Stephanie Griffin
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Ana Romero

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STEM Outreach Program in México: Call for Instructors 

Clubes de Ciencia México is looking for instructors to teach Clubes de Ciencia (Science Clubs) in México this summer. They are looking for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. 

The Clubes de Ciencia México will take place in six cities: Ensenada, Guanajuato, Monterrey, Xalapa, Oaxaca, and Merida. Each Club is a week long with two dates to choose from: Week 1 (July 23-31) and Week 2 (July 30-August 7).

Not fluent in Spanish? No problem. Clubes can be taught in English and language barriers can be tackled with the help of their local instructors. 

Application Deadline: February 15, 2016 

For more information:

Check out what previous instructors say about the program: 



Fall Technology Management Program Courses Open to All Grad Students

Want to improve your practical business skills? Then check out these Fall 2015 special topics courses offered by the Technology Management Program (TMP). These classes are open to all graduate students.

Course titles and descriptions:

  • TMP 291SC - Strategic Communication for Technology Managers

Technology managers and innovators often need to present highly specialized information, and seek support for proposals from an audience that is not intimately familiar with the topic. Often, the message is lost because of the misfired (or nonexistent) communication strategies and/or lack of communication skills.

This course will help technology managers instill clarity, confidence, and credibility in their speaking, presentations, and writing. Students of this course will sharpen their communication skills through assignments, discussions, and simulated activities, and will learn to design persuasive communication strategies to advocate ideas and proposals. 

  • TMP 291DA - Decision Analysis

Should I launch my own business? Should I marry him? Should I accept the job or hold out for something better? Should I report what I saw? Save or spend? Stocks or bonds? Lease or buy?

From the life altering to the mundane, we make thousands of decisions a day, and must live with their consequences. At the crossroads of philosophy, economics, statistics, psychology, technology, business, and the life we lead, exists the decision.

This course explores how decisions are made, key factors affecting the decision-making process, biases we must account for and the tools available for improving our decisions, as well as predicting those of others.

We begin with an introduction to how decisions should be made (normative), followed by an exploration of how decisions are actually made (descriptive), before leading into an examination of choice architecture and the movement it has launched in an effort to help people make better decisions for themselves (prescriptive).

Above all else, the goal of this course is to introduce practical applications of the concepts covered so that students can effectively become the choice architects of their own lives.

For more information: Contact Katie Cabanatuan at


TMP Launching New Master of Technology Management Program; Information Session is March 11

The Master of Technology Management Value Proposition. CREDIT: Program website.UCSB's Technology Management Program is launching a brand-new Master of Technology Management (MTM) track. This innovative, business-oriented program is currently accepting applications, and an information session has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 11.

Program description:

The Master of Technology Management (MTM) program prepares early career engineers and scientists to be leaders in technology ventures. The nine-month-long, immersive curriculum teaches the frameworks and techniques needed to be a successful technology manager. Students focus on the challenges that are regularly encountered by leaders and the practices that build technology-based products and services to match (or create) market needs.

The Master of Technology Management will equip students with the knowledge, resources, and connections to go farther in a career as a Technology Leader. A list of program faculty and more program information can be found here.

Attend the upcoming information session to meet program staff and faculty in person:

Wednesday, March 11, from 2 to 3 p.m. in Phelps 1420. 

Versatile Ph.D. Online Panel Discussion Jan. 26-30: Careers in Technology for Humanities and Social Science Fields

Versatile Ph.D. will host a free web-based asynchronous panel discussion on Careers in Technology from January 26-30. All panelists are Ph.D.s or ABDs from humanities or social science fields employed in technology-centered roles in a wide variety of organizations, including:

  • Web Developer for a major business publication
  • Director of User Experience at a health care communications agency
  • Software Programmer/Analyst in an insurance company
  • Director of Technology at an urban newspaper
  • Director of Digital Experience at an art museum

You can interact with panelists throughout the week on the site or follow the discussion via email. All questions welcome, from the most general to the very specific. Click here for more information on the panel discussion.


Tech Industry Career Talks and Info Sessions

Tech Company logosHave you ever wondered what it would be like to work at Google, Apple, Facebook, or Microsoft?

Here is a list of upcoming job talks and information sessions with some of most popular technology companies in the field:

Google – Oct. 8, 5 p.m., ESB 1001

Microsoft (Alumni InfoTalk) – Oct. 15, 6 p.m., ESB 1001

Intel (Technical Interview skills) – Oct. 15, 5 p.m., HFH 1132

Facebook (Tech Talk) – Oct. 15/4 p.m./ESB 1001

Microsoft (Tech Talk) – Oct. 16/6 p.m./CNSI 1650

Mentor Graphics – Oct. 16/5 p.m./ESB 2001

Qualcomm (Tech Talk) – Oct. 17/6 p.m./ESB 1001

Lockheed/SB Focal – Oct. 23/5:30 p.m./ESB 2001

Microsoft (Tech Talk) – Oct. 25/6 p.m./CNSI 1650

COE/CAP (Careers in Aerospace) – Nov. 6/Noon/ESB 1001

Qualcomm (Office Hours) – Nov. 13/10 a.m. start/ESB 2003

Qualcomm (Wireless Day) – Nov. 14/10 a.m. start/ESB 1001

COE/CAP (Careers in Energy Efficiency) – Nov. 27/Noon/ESB 1001

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