Participation in this interest group is open to all
interested parties. If you are not already a member, make sure you are signed in to your SETAC account then click "Join Group” near the top of this page.
The mission of the Chemistry Interest Group (CIG) is to recruit and retain chemists to SETAC, and to promote professional and social activities to emphasize chemistry--the "C" in SETAC.
The Chemistry Interest Group (CIG) strives to improve and sustain the inherent interdisciplinary nature of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry organization in members and expertise. We increase awareness of and relevance for environmental chemistry through scientific, education and communication opportunities for chemists in the environmental field.
- Increase the awareness of the SETAC in the chemistry community, and the awareness of chemistry in the SETAC community.
- Increase active membership, participation, and engagement in SETAC by chemists involved in all aspects of environmental chemistry.
- Create an improved atmosphere and potential for interactions for chemists with other disciplines within SETAC and between other chemistry organizations.
Membership in the Chemistry Interest Group is open to all SETAC members, and to all professionals and students interested in the topics addressed by the CIG. Members must have a commitment to the purpose, goals, and operating guidelines of the Chemistry Interest Group and commit to supporting the CIG.
The Chemistry Steering Committee (CSC), the leadership of the interest group, guides the CIG’s activities. The CSC may be composed of interest group members and the larger pool of people attending sessions, meetings, or otherwise contributing to the CIG’s goals. Any SETAC member may participate in activities organized by the CIG.
Announcements of openings for new Steering Committee members will be circulated via SETAC email notifications, with nominations sent to the Steering Committee for review and confirmation of willingness to serve. Balance of sectors (government, industry, and academia) and geographic location (Canada, United States, and Mexico) will be maintained.
Ping Sun, 2016 Chair, Proctor and Gamble
Katie Albanese, Student Representative, The Ohio State University
Craig Butt, Duke University
Da Chen, Southern Illinois Univeristy
Wendy Hillwalker, SC Johnson
Alan Jones, 2016 Past Chair, DuPont Crop Protection
John Kucklick, 2016 Chair-Elect, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Robert Letcher, Environment Canada
Pamela Rice, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Simon Roberts, SCIEX
Matt Ross, MacEwan University in Edmonton
Amina Salamova, Indiana University
Daniel Snow, University of Nebraska
Yaning Yang, GHD
Cora Young, Memorial University
The Chemistry Interest Group currently supports several chemistry related sessions at the SETAC North America annual meeting as well as a travel award for non-SETAC members to present at the conference. The CIG is engaged in an effort to develop joint activities on a regional basis with other chemistry related organizations (such as the ACS) to further our outreach within the chemistry community.
Student Exchange Award
The Student Exchange Award is presented to one student each year at the SETAC North America meeting. This award is based on the student’s presentation at the meeting and an application submitted to the CIG. The student is then invited to present the same research at the following American Chemical Society meeting and awarded a travel stipend to cover meeting expenses. Requests for applications will be sent out mid August and applications are due September 15th each year.
Student Exchange Award Winners:
2015 – Benedette Adewale
2014 – Jonathan Challis
2013 – Rachel Marek
2012 – Eleanor Robinson
2011 – Chelsae Rochman
2010 – Dianna Delach
2009 – Jiafan Wang and Zhe Lu
SETAC Chemist Travel Award
The Chemistry Interest Group sponsors an individual who excels in the field of environmental chemistry and is currently not a member of SETAC to attend the SETAC North America meeting. The award includes hotel and meeting registration for the nominee and up to three accompanying students. Nominations are accepted until April 15th for the November meeting each year.
Chemist Travel Award Winners:
2016 – Allison MacKay
2015 – Christina Bottaro
2014 – Ching- Hua Huang
2013 – Rockie Yarwood
2012 – Cora Young
2011 – Yo Chin
2010 – David Atwood
2009 – Jon Chorover and John Rimoldi
Steering Committee Minutes
Elin M. Ulrich
wrote on the North America Advisory Groups: Chemistry
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Posted Monday, December 5, 2016