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SETAC North America Senior Resource Group
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The Senior Resource Group (SRG) is a forum within which experienced or senior SETAC members, including retired, part-time, sun-setting, emeritus or other long-term status members, can maintain or increase engagement with SETAC leadership and membership.

Our Mission

  • Provide a forum within which experienced, senior or long-standing SETAC members can maintain and/or increase engagement with SETAC leadership and membership
  • Provide support to senior SETAC members during late career transitions and evolution in their engagement with SETAC
  • Communicate and work with the SETAC North America (SNA) Board of Directors (BoD), Interest Groups and other committees, without duplicating effort

Scope of Current Activities

  • Establishing a mentorship program for the Early Career Committee
  • Supporting the Herb Ward Endowment Fund Challenge (This challenge is to raise the endowment fund to $400,000 by the SETAC North America 40th Annual Meeting in 2019)
  • Documenting the society’s history and evolution of environmental science, with a particular emphasis on the role and influence of Pellston Workshops®
  • Facilitating communications with and between SNA Interest Groups and Committees to maintain awareness of SNA activities and procedures and to bring emerging science or technical issues to the SNA membership-at-large
  • Providing assistance to the leaders of the SNA Endowment Fund, as requested
  • Providing assistance to the SNA Career Development Committee (CDC), as requested

Future Activities

  • Review of proposals for technical or social activities for consideration of possible sponsorship by SNA
  • Outreach to SETAC membership with the purpose of gathering input on emerging technical issues that may become the focus of SNA workshops or other events
  • Peer reviews of technical documents brought to SNA and assigned to the SRG for this purpose
  • Conducting outreach external to the SETAC organization, where requested, to expand the understanding of SETAC’s mission and goals
  • Development and implementation of specific tasks, as identified and as needed


Bill Benson

Bill is quick to give credit to the impact of SETAC on the development and sustainability of his career.

“Along the way, participation in Pellston workshops were instrumental in growing as a scientist and leader in environmental toxicology and chemistry. Rich Di Giulio and I co-chaired the first joint SOT–SETAC Pellston in interconnections between human health and ecological integrity. As an academic, SETAC was ‘the place’ to have my graduate students and post-docs highlight their work and begin their careers in science. Now, while being in government service, SETAC continues to be an effective and influential mechanism to have academia, government, private sector and NGOs work together to solve today’s environmental problems. SETAC is an incubator for great people, innovative ideas and a fulfilling career in science, no doubt.”

Interested in volunteering for this committee? Contact Chairperson Ralph Stahl

Already a member of the Senior Resource Group? Visit the group page.

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