Registration for SWRM 2021 will open in late June. You will have the opportunity to add the items below to your basic registration.
This is a preliminary list, and will be updated as more events are confirmed, so check back often!
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) - 7 hours
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
Safety Workshop: Chemical Safety in High Schools (2 hours)
This interactive two hour workshop will include the safe handling of chemicals including storage and disposal.
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. 2:
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.
Cost: $15 (includes race specific t-shirt)
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.
Attention Central Texas Local Section MembersVolunteer Positions are Available!Would you like us to contact you? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Optional $10 donation for student poster awards... More than 100 student posters are expected at the conference! Awards will be given in several categories. Would you like to support the student poster awards? Donate when you register, or to donate now by contacting us at email@example.com.