Registration for SWRM 2021 is now open!
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Can’t make the meeting in person? Some selected offerings will be available to attend virtually. Check back later for how to register virtually. Cost: $30
SATURDAY, October 30:
High School Chemistry Teacher Workshop: Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL)
POGIL is a student-centered, group-learning instructional strategy and philosophy developed through research on how students learn best. This seven-hour workshop for high school teachers is facilitated by the POGIL Project, and sponsored by a grant from the ACS Local Section Activities Committee. A standard agenda will be customized to the chemistry classroom.
SUNDAY, October 31
Chemistry and Art Workshop
Chemistry is all around us, including in art! In this workshop, you’ll get the
opportunity to participate in several hands-on activities that will explore the
connection between chemistry and Art. You’ll receive directions and a
materials list so you can repeat your favorite activities at your home
institution. The best part - you’ll get to take you art home with you after the
High School Safety Workshop: Fundamentals of Chemical Health and Safety in the High School Chemistry Classroom (2 hours)
This short workshop will look at the importance of chemical health and safety in the high school chemistry classroom, including, how to build a safety mindset, and how to assess the hazards that may exist. Attendees will learn about RAMP, ways to address chemical inventory, storage and disposal, and the need to be vigilant while performing demos and virtual experiments. At the end of the workshop, attendees will receive resources to share with colleagues and administrators.
Safety Workshop: Chemical Health and Safety in Undergraduate Institutions (4 hours)
This new workshop developed by the ACS will debut at SWRM2021. Details will be available Sept. 1.
Career Workshop: Finding Your Pathway (4 hours total)
Part A: Finding Yourself: Identifying a Career that Matches your Strengths and Values (3 hours)
Allows participants to self-assess career values and strengths. Participants will also learn how the four sectors of chemistry employment compare and contrast. This course will also help you determine which sector best aligns to your values and strengths and plan your next steps to obtaining an ideal position.
Part B: Networking: How to Get Started (1 hour)
Will help participants utilize networking to enhance their job search. Participants will also learn which types of questions help create a natural flow in a networking conversation. The course will also help you create a networking plan to locate and obtain your ideal job in the federal government.
Career Workshop: Acing the Interview (4 hours total)
Part A. Setting Yourself Up for Success in an Interview (2 hours)
Breaks down the interview process into navigable stages. Participants will also learn how to identify critical performance factors from job announcement media. The course will also help interviewees to develop a plan to relate their experience and values to the job requirements and organization values of their potential employers.
Part B: Making the Most of Your Interview: Outshining the Competition (2 hours)
Offers strategies and techniques to develop an extremely effective interview. Participants will also learn how to anticipate questions; develop thoughtful, robust responses, and handle difficult questions. The course will not only provide critical practice interview scenarios, but will also help participants leave a lasting impression with hiring staff to secure the position well-aligned to their strengths and values.
Sunday Happy Hour
Get together with your colleagues for light appetizers before making your dinner plans!
MONDAY, Nov. 1:
Run or walk a scenic 5K past the Texas Capitol Building to Zilker Park and back. Guides will run or walk with the group, and a map will be available. All attendees are required to sign a waiver and release form onsite prior to participating in run/walk.
Women Chemists Committee Lunch
Join us for lunch, meet WCC representatives, and enjoy a keynote presentation!
Monday Opening Reception (5 p.m.)
Reception featuring plenary speaker Dr. Livia Eberlin
TUESDAY, Nov. 2:
Senior Chemists Committee Breakfast
“Life After Retirement” A socially distanced breakfast, sponsored by the Senior Chemists Committee, will feature an introduction by an SCC representative, followed by a panel of senior chemists speaking on the joys of life after retirement. Audience participation will be encouraged.
SWRM Awards Reception, sponsored by ACS Governance
Network with ACS dignitaries and Regional Award winners at a reception with light appetizers. Stay for the Keynote speaker at 6 pm (separate seating provided for those who will not be attending the banquet)
Awards Banquet and Keynote speaker:
Join us for a gala awards ceremony and keynote speaker. Both 2020 and 2021 regional awardees will be honored.
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