The second talk was by Dr. Anthony Hall. Dr. Hall received his PhD from the Department of Psychology and is currently an IBM Senior Technical Staff Member Emeritus . His presentation is titled NCSU Psychology: Career Value of a PhD Ecosystem. The topics included (1) Psychology, (2) the NC State Psychology Department, (3) how the knowledge that Dr. Hall acquired in the classroom, lab, and other venues at NC State has helped him succeed in his career, (4) what this knowledge and its consequences has meant to him, and (4) examples from his work.
Today is the big day for the party. Dr. Gillan has been planning and talking about it for a while. His talk will be "Psychology circa 2166: What our department might be like in 50 years". I am looking forward to it. :D