This is the October edition of the Chemistry Advisory Group (CAG) monthly email. In this email:
1. Call for judges for SETAC-ACS exchange award
2. Sponsorship opportunity for CAG Social in Long Beach
3. Survey for Focused topic meeting/Workshop topics
4. SETAC Student Career Mentor Dinner1. Call for judges for SETAC-ACS exchange award
We have selected 5 excellent applicants to be judged in person at the SETAC North America Annual Meeting. If you can assist CAG by judging presentations in Long Beach in November, please contact CSC past-chair Charles Wong (firstname.lastname@example.org). The process is very similar to that for other student presentation awards, and you can often judge one presentation for two awards when students have applied for both. To avoid a potential conflict of interest, please do not volunteer if you are advising or mentoring a student who will be judged for the SETAC-ACS exchange award.
Volunteers needed for:
Posters Monday, Tuesday
Platforms Tuesday, Wednesday afternoons2. Sponsorship opportunity for CAG Social in Long Beach
The Chemistry Advisory Group is hosting a Happy Hour and Social on Wednesday, Nov. 14th, at the Congregation Ale House. We are seeking sponsors for this event! Contact Sascha Usenko (Sascha_Usenko@baylor.edu) by Nov 2nd to arrange details.
Option 1: Supply ~100 pens/pencils for BINGO game.
$100 donation for mention on all advertisement; hand out invitations at your booth
Option 2: Buy the BINGO free square!
$250 donation for mention on all advertisement BINGO cards; hand out invitations at your booth3. Survey for Focused topic meeting/Workshop topics
The Chemistry Advisory Group recently proposed ideas for SETAC Focused Topic Meetings and/or scientific workshops. The Board of Directors liked our ideas, so now we need your help! Please visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/C6X69D6
and answer the 3 short questions by November 9, 2012.
The topics include:
High throughput methods tox (for crisis scenarios, screening, new technology)
Pyrethroids in sediment/water
Sustainability- many possibilities here, including sustainability metrics4. SETAC Student Career Mentor Dinner
The chair and vice-chair of the SETAC Student Activities Committee, are inviting you to participate as a mentor at this year's SETAC Student Career - Mentor Dinner in Long Beach, CA. The event will be held on Monday, November 12 from 6:45 - 9:30 pm at the Seaside Ballroom in the convention center.
Typically, the Student Career - Mentor Dinner event will host about 300, and needs around 80 mentors to assist with the dinner. Students and mentors enjoy a buffet dinner and two drink tickets (cash bar after tickets are used) while getting to know each other and share experiences. If you are interested in serving as a mentor, please respond to Monique Perron at email@example.com by October 31! Please be sure to include in your response your name, email, expertise, and affiliation (government, academia, or industry).