|ACS Leadership Development System: Leading Without Authority||Wednesday 27 May||1:00pm – 5:00pm||See below|
|NSF Symposium Presentations & Panel Discussion||Thursday 28 May||8:30am – 12:00pm|
|Effective Chemical Safety Management:
A Risk-Based Perspective for the Chemical Hygiene Officer
|Thursday 28 May||8:30am – 4:30pm||
|ACS Career Pathways: Finding Your Path||Friday 29 May||8:00am – 12:00pm||Complimentary|
|ACS Career Fair: Resume Review||Friday 29 May||1:30pm – 5:00pm||$5, scheduled appointment required|
|Industry Member Input Discussion||Friday 29 May||Morning (TBD)||Complimentary, action required|
|Ethics Workshop||Friday 29 May||Morning (TBD)||Complimentary, registration required|
You must register and pay in order to reserve your seat for any of the ACS Leadership Courses being offered. The first nine ACS members to register for any one of the Leadership Courses will receive a full refund of the course price and the next eleven registrants will receive a 50% discount. Refunds will be issued to members meeting the qualifications. After the first 20 registrants, normal rates apply ($150 members, $300 non-members).
ACS Leadership Development System: Leading Without Authority
In today's environment of shrinking hierarchies and increased reliance on individual contributors and teams, the skills in this workshop are valuable to all members, whether you are in a formal leadership position or not. Members and non-members will be able to use these skills immediately in their work and school environments to better direct and manage projects, teams, committees.
NSF Symposium Presentations & Panel Discussion
- Nicole Bennett, Program Officer, Division of Undergraduate Education
- Michelle Bushey, Program Officer, Division of Chemistry
- Lin He, Program Officer, Division of Chemistry
- Michelle Jenkins, Program Specialist, Division of Chemistry
- Renee Wilkerson, Program Analyst, Division of Chemistry
Overview of the National Science Foundation
Michelle Jenkins (15 min)
8:30am – 8:45am
- Mission, Vision, and Goals
- Organization of NSF
- Proposal & Award Facts and Figures in CHE
Future Faculty, Early Career Faculty, and New Principal Investigator Interactions with NSF Chemistry
Michelle Bushey (45 min)
8:45am – 9:30am
- NSF Merit Review Criteria & Review Mechanisms
- Overview of NSF Division of Chemistry Core Research Programs
- Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)
- Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA)
Faculty Interactions with NSF Chemistry
Lin He (30 min)
9:30am – 10:00am
- Early-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER)/Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI)
- Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)
- Supplemental Funding Opportunities
- International Funding Opportunities
- Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site Proposals (REU Sites)
- Initiatives for FY 2015 (e.g., INFEWS, DMREF, BRAIN, SI2)
10:00am – 10:15am
Undergraduate, Graduate Student, and Postdoctoral Interactions with NSF
Renee Wilkerson (30-45 min)
10:15am – 11:00am
- Finding and Applying for a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) or International
- REU Siteb. Finding NSF support for undergraduate and graduate research through the NSF Awards Database
- Thinking about Graduate School – Finding a Graduate School Advisor
- Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP)
- International Opportunities for Graduate Students
- Postdoctoral Opportunities
- Tips for Applications/Resumes/Cover Letters
Programs and Funding Opportunities for Education and Human Resources Development
Nicole Bennett (60 min)
11:00am – 12:00pm
- Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)
- Advanced Technological Education (ATE)
- Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)
- Research Traineeship Program (NRT)
- Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
- Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP)
Afternoon Open Discussion with NSF Program Staff (60 min)
Open to all meeting attendees, no registration or prior sign-up required 2:00pm – 3:00pm.
Effective Chemical Safety Management: A Risk-Based Perspective for the Chemical Hygiene Officer
Thursday 28 May 2015 8:30am – 4:30pm
This workshop will present a detailed analysis of the Chemical Hygiene Officer position for CHOs in both large-scale and small-scale environments. The course will briefly cover the relevant regulatory landscape (OSHA Lab Standard and RCRA) and set into best management practices for the Chemical Hygiene Officer. We will discuss:
- Essential reference materials
- Fundamental exposure assessment and control (including ventilation)
- Fundamental risk assessment
- Change management in a research environment
- Basic emergency response and how to stay off the 6 o'clock news.
There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and follow up by e-mail.
Also don't forget to attend…
“Ask Dr. Safety”
Wednesday 27 May 2015 3:30pm – 5:00pm
This symposium provides the attendees the opportunity to ask questions and discuss a broad chemical safety topic, such as chemical safety in the secondary school laboratory. This session will explore perceptions and examine ways to solve challenges that secondary school chemical educators frequently face.
NEW Content for 2015!
- Introduction: What is a “Chemical Hygiene Officer”…really?
- The regulatory landscape
- OSHA Lab Standard
- OSHA General Industry Standard
- RCRA and Waste Management
- Your responsibilities
- Developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
- Lunch – on your own
- Laboratory Hazards and Control
- Hazard identification and risk management
- Risk assessment tools:
- The LabRAT
- Lab What-If
- Other tools that may be used
- Application of the LabRAT and other tools to the research environment
- Exposure and overexposure in normal operations
- Evaluating exposure – an overview
- Controlling change in a research environment
- Laboratory Emergencies
- Emergency preparedness
- The first and second rules of emergency response
- Spills and spill response
- Fire and Fire response
Industry Member Input Discussion with ACS President Diane Grob Schmidt
ACS President Diane Grob Schmidt is interested in hosting a session at the 2015 Joint Great Lakes Central Regional Meeting to hear from industrial chemists on how the ACS could better serve their needs. Topics for discussion might include specific changes in education, safety training, understanding industrial goals and restrictions, publications, providing functions and facilities after graduation, etc.
Those interested in attending and participating in one of these sessions should notify Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org. Needed information is:
- That you definitely plan to attend a session
- Areas on which you would like to see more focus.
Details on when the session will be held are forthcoming.
To register for this workshop, please e-mail James Kiddle at email@example.com.
Susan M. Schelble
Metropolitan State University of Denver and Past Chair of ACS Ethics Education Subcommittee (2006-2014)
Past President of the Great Lakes Regional Meeting Steering Board
The ethics workshop will be an interactive event. Typical ethical situations will be presented as Case Studies. These items have been developed from composites of reported ethical issues from a various jobs in the chemical profession. After each Case Study is presented, the workshop participants will be able to use clickers or smart device technology to vote on the predicted actual resolution of the issue (from a selection of multiple choice options). Often reality is not the best choice. The voting usually generates discussion about finding better resolution, or even how to prevent situations from accelerating out of control.
Data will be collected on the views about common professional values embraced by members of ACS. There will be opportunities for participants to construct their own case scenarios and projected possible resolutions.