Thursday, September 30, 2010

NSF Chemistry Careers Workshop at Drexel U.

Workshop on Careers in Chemistry planned for October 16, 2010(10 am - 3 pm) at Drexel U., event for undergrads and high school students, funded by NSF CAREER. Email Dr. Liz Papish ( if you are a college or high school student and you want more info or plan to attend, workshop participation and lunch provided free of charge. RSVP by October 8th, 2010 to, please include the subject line "NSF Chem Careers Workshop" on your email, indicate your name, college or HS and year (freshman, etc). Workshop is limited to 100 participants, so RSVP early.

Workshop will feature a panel presentation featuring different chemistry careers, including representatives from research universities and liberal arts colleges (schools with differing teaching/research emphasis), chemical industry and non-traditional chemistry careers (patent law, forensics, etc.). The panel members will also be at various stages of their careers, from graduate students and postdocs to newly hired and experienced professionals. The panel presentation will be followed by lunch and small round table discussions, so the students will have ample time to ask questions. We hope to give students a glimpse of the wide variety of chemistry careers, including what the various careers are like on a day to day basis and what education and training decisions allow students that like chemistry and science to enter these careers.

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