Whether you’re an undergraduate, a graduate student or a professional in a postdoctoral fellowship, be sure to plan to attend the student functions at the SETAC North America annual meeting in Sacramento! Students are an important part of SETAC, and these events give all students an opportunity to exchange ideas, talk with peers from other research facilities, and meet possible mentors for scientific and career advice. We’ve planned events that are informal, interactive and inexpensive.
The SETAC North America Student Advisory Council created a guide for students from students to help you navigate the #SETACSacramento meeting.
7:30 p.m. | Exhibit Hall
The silent auction opens Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall and will be open until Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. during the Poster Social. This is a fundraising event that benefits student members and student activities.
Exploring Career Choices
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. | Room: 312 | $5
Do you need more information before choosing your career path? Do you wish you could have the opportunity to communicate with professionals from a plethora of career options? The SETAC North America Student Advisory Council and the Early Career Committee invite you to the Exploring Career Choices Event, which will provide a forum to hear from and interact with multiple representatives from each sector. Students and early career professionals are encouraged to participate in this unique event. Small groups will get the chance to talk to professionals who are at different stages in their career and from a variety of sectors. The event concludes with an open mixer where you can continue conversations. You will be able to ask question about what the application and interview process was like for them, their day-to-day activities, what people look for in a candidate, including education levels, and learn about continuing career paths and fields. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. | Camellia/Gardenia Room @ Sheraton | Cost: $10 (Pre-registration is required)
After the platform sessions on Monday, plan to attend the Student/Mentor Dinner. You can’t afford to miss this opportunity to mingle and dine with a variety of SETAC members. Your participation will strengthen your networks within SETAC and provide a valuable opportunity to discuss scientific topics and career experiences with mentors.
6:00 p.m. | Exhibit Hall
Don’t forget, the silent auction ends at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday during the Poster Social. This is a fundraising event that benefits student members and student activities.
Early Career Social
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Capital View Room @ Hyatt | Cost: $10 students, $20 general admission (pre-registration is required)
Are you at the beginning of your career? Did you know that SETAC has an entire committee that was recently formed to help you navigate this stage of your life? The SETAC North America Early Career Committee invites you to its second annual Early Career Social during the SETAC Sacramento meeting. This will be an informal chance for you to make new connections during the meeting while enjoying some light snacks and beverages. We’ll also have some optional activities to help you meet and chat with new people, and we’ll take a few minutes to update you about the SETAC Early Career Committee activities. So reserve your spot when you register for the meeting, or visit the SETAC Store online to add this event to your existing registration. We will see you there!
8:00 a.m.–11 a.m. | Room 104/105 | SOLD OUT
SETAC North America is hosting its first job event as part of the annual meeting in Sacramento. It is $50 to register, but you will be reimbursed US $40 in cash at the close of the event. A continental breakfast will be provided.
Format: Designed in the style of a “speed-dating” event, we are limiting participation to 40 job-seekers and 10 organizations. Seekers will have three minutes to interact with representatives from a variety of companies and institutions. To register for the job event, please submit your application and resume, which we will then share with the participating employers ahead of the meeting.
Terms: This opportunity is limited to SETAC student and recent graduate members only.
Participating organizations: AECOM, California Department of Toxic Substances, Chevron, Dow, Exponent, Integral Consulting Inc., Jacobs, Shell, Smithers Viscient and Windward Environmental
Student Noontime Seminar
11:15 a.m.–1:00p.m. | Camellia Room @ Sheraton
Free but pre-registration is required
Anne Ackenhusen, JD – Director, Office of Research Misconduct Proceedings, University of Washington
Ethics and Research Misconduct: If Only It Was Black and White – Stories from the Field
As the Director of the Office of Research Misconduct Proceedings, Anne Ackenhusen oversees all aspects of the research misconduct process at the University of Washington, which in 2016, received the most federal research funding of any public university.
In this interactive presentation, Ackenhusen will lead a conversation on research misconduct and ethics in research. The discussion will address research misconduct issues that scientists might face in the course of their careers, drawing on Ackenhusen’s 12 years of experience in the field. In addition, the participants will discuss the options available when witnessing potential research misconduct and best practices for creating a research record that can withstand scrutiny.
Prior to joining the University of Washington, Ackenhusen practiced civil litigation for more than 15 years. She holds a BS in zoology and an MMA in marine policy, in addition to a JD.
8:00 p.m.– 2:00 a.m. | Coin-Op | Cost: $25
Come join us for the 5th Annual North America Student Mixer! There will be drinks, music and all the arcade games you can play at Coin-Op. Tickets include 2 drinks. Drinking age is 21+. No one under 21 will be admitted.