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Fall 2022 - Seminar Schedule

The Fall Chemical Industry Seminar Series features a series of lectures by faculty and industrial speakers to introduce students to various chemical and related industries and to the career opportunities and occupational qualifications for careers in chemistry and related fields.

This duration of the seminar series facilitates networking opportunities and skills for the students. The guest speakers often represent their chemical company as recruiters and become a conduit for internships, interviews, mentoring, expanded networks, and employment for our students. Many of the UW – Eau Claire Department of Chemistry alumni stay in contact with our faculty and ask to return as guests of this chemical industry seminar because of their positive experience. This interaction with our alumni supports the retention of strong relationships with our alumni, who are more likely to support growth in our department, as well as promotes our current students to visualize themselves in the future roles of the speaker who once sat in the same audience themselves. The Chemical Industry Seminar is further supported by the CHEM 274 course: Chemical Industry Seminar (1 credit, Prerequisite chem 104 or chem 109 or chem 115 or concurrent registration). Catalog description: A series of lectures by faculty and industrial speakers introduce students to various chemical and related industries and to the career opportunities and occupational qualifications for careers in chemistry and related fields. This course is core to the Chemistry with Business Emphasis Program.

This seminar series will be in-person in Phillips 413 on Fridays from 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm.*
Students are invited to casually network with the speaker from 11:30-11:59 am - light refreshments will be available.

*(response to travel restrictions due to Covid-19 may dictate a virtual presentation - look for details via email)

September 23: Summer Student Interns:
               
Shadman Rahmatullah, Intern at HSHS St. Joseph Laboratory, Chippewa Falls, WI
                Trinity Wilson, Intern at Labcorp, Madison, WI
                Grace Henneman, Intern at ChemCeed, Chippewa Falls, WI
                Peter Zacher, Intern at City of Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI

 

September 30: Amber Kraft (alumna), LinkedIn
                           
Research Chemist
                           American Peat Technology, Aitkin, MN

 

October 7: Brian Wolf, PhD (alumnus), LinkedIn
                       
Senior Test Method Development Specialist
                       Thermo Fisher Scientific, Rockford, IL

 

October 21: Pat Baskfield, LinkedIn
                        
Operations Manager
                         Veolia, Menomonee Falls, WI

 

October 28: Heather Doughty (alumna), LinkedIn
                        
Director Sales
                        Sherwin-Williams, Minneapolis/St Paul, MN

 

November 4: Phil Schieffer, PhD (alumnus), LinkedIn
                            
Pharmacy Manager & Patent Attorney
                            Ascension, Chicago, IL

 

November 11: Brian Renzelmann, LinkedIn
                             
Manufacturing Supervisor
                             MilliporeSigma, Madison, WI

 

December 2: Chelsea Nikula, PhD, LinkedIn
              
          
Principal Scientist
                         Sanofi, Boston, MA

 

December 9: John Hensley, LinkedIn
                          
Master Brewer
                          Leinenkugels, Chippewa Falls, WI

 

All UWEC students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend all department of chemistry and biochemistry seminars!
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