ACS Northwest Regional Meeting 2016

Workshops

ACS Leadership Institute: Leading Without AuthorityMonday, June 27th, 2016 8:00AM - 12:00PM

Target audience include science professionals in a formal leadership position or taking on an informal leadership role for a project or team and need to direct others who don’t report to you.  The workshop will present techniques for overcoming challenges and provide practical tools to help gain cooperation and engage others in accomplishing project and team goals.

Participants will address issues such as influencing people who have different styles or views, organizing and establishing commitment even when there is resistance and a lack of cooperation, gaining support for a new project and enlisting support and involvement among busy professionals.  Participants will learn to recognize when “influencing skills” are needed, when they’re not, and when they will and won’t be effective, how to apply the two dimensions of influence: the “business” side and the “relationship” side, gain an understanding of what really counts for the people you want to engage, and strategies one can use to help people get what they want from their involvement.  Participants will be able to use these skills immediately in their work and school environments to better direct and manage projects, teams and committees. 

Scientific Writing and Publication Techniques, Antonio Peramo,  Monday, June 27th, 2016 2:30PM - 5:30PM 

This is a hands-on training program that gives participants a primary overview of the process of writing and publishing scientific manuscripts, with some short exercises. It is arranged in three modules: 1) Scientific publishing industry context and participants: authors; publishers; editors and reviewers; open access publishing; good journal selection; avoiding bad publishers and scammers 2) Structures of the manuscript and writing techniques for each section 3) Additional aspects of the publication process: research misconduct; plagiarism; cover letters; response to reviewers. A number of online and offline tools currently available, helpful in preparing manuscripts and analyzing metrics, will be discussed. Participants should bring laptops. For additional information, visit: https://www.ipublishpapers.com/NORM2016-workshop

ACS Career Workshop: Finding Your Pathway - Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 8:00AM - 12:00PM 

Learn about the four main career pathways available to chemical professionals: Higher education, industry, government, and entrepreneurial careers and why each one may or may not be the right choice for you. This workshop is not only ideal for graduate students and recent grads, but also experienced professionals who are considering a career change. In addition to learning about which types of careers are available in each pathway, you'll also learn about the job market and hiring trends to help you make your choice. The workshop allows time for you to inventory your own values, interests, background, strengths and weaknesses so that you can select which career pathway you'd like to explore in detail.

Web-Based Molecular Modeling  -  Tuesday, June 28th, 2016, 8:00AM - 11:30AM

Intended audience: High school teachers and college-level general chemistry instructors. This workshop will introduce chemistry instructors to chemistry computing resources in the "cloud" that can be used for preparation of teaching materials, or by students in lab. All that is required is an iPad, or laptop with Java-enabled browser. Participants will carry out several activities suitable for high school or first-year college chemistry labs, such as: calculating and visualizing molecular electron clouds and vibrations, visualizing bonds and inter-molecular interactions of drug molecules, visualizing proteins and DNA, other topics may include: introduction to methods of computational chemistry, discussion of free or low-cost molecular modeling resources for teachers, such as Jmol, WebMO, NWChem, MOPAC, and the Protein Data Bank. For more information visit: http://chem.uaf.edu/facilities/WebMO/NORM2016-Workshop/index.htm

 

Undergraduate Research - Tuesday, June 28th, 10:15 - 11:15 AM 

 

Resume Review/Interview SkillsTuesday, June 28th, 2016, 1:30PM - 5:00PM

Guidance on preparing a resume and developing better interview skills. Individuals must sign-up in advance for an appointment (30 Minutes). 

 

Accessible NMR – Applications for the classroom and researchTuesday, June 28th, 2016, 2:30PM - 5:30PM

This workshop will be of interest to those with a desire to learn about new and innovative ways to apply NMR in a classroom or research setting.  The goal of the workshop is to help with the integration of NMR into the class and research settings. Attendees can expect to become more familiar with the educational options that are available with NMR, as well as gain ideas for the further incorporation of NMR into their research.  

 

Teaching STEM from Remote LocationsWednesday, June 29th, 2016, 9:00AM - 11:45AM

Target audience includes high school and university undergraduate instructors.  This workshop will discuss analytical tools for teaching in remote locations including EScience and Hands on Labs Inc kits for teaching science laboratory curriculum via online courses.  Workshop leaders will discuss methods for overcoming the technical difficulties associated with teaching STEM courses in geographically isolated areas while maintaining curricular rigor.  High school and university collaboration opportunities through the ACS Project SEED will be described as well as federally-sponsored (e.g. National Institute of Health) opportunities for engaging undergraduates and high school students in STEM-based independent research projects.