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Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar

Spring 2022 - Seminar Schedule

The Spring 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)

 

February 18: Eric Johnson, Director of Sales & Ben Klug, Sales Manager (alumni)
                      DuBois Chemicals, Minneapolis/St Paul, MN

 

March 4: Erin Eggert, R&D Chemist (alumna)
               Brady Corp, Milwaukee, WI

 

March 11: Mike McAnally, PhD, Senior Consultant (alumnus)
                 Deloitte, Minneapolis/St Paul, MN

 

April 1: Steve Hollman, Sr Applications Development Manager (alumnus)
             Univar Solutions, Chicago, IL

 

April 8: Marisa Plescia, Cosmetic Chemist
             Bell International Laboratories, St Paul, MN

 

April 15: Ron Fedie, PhD, Senior R&D Scientist
              
SarTec, Anoka, MN

 

April 22: Anna Foiles, QA Ingredient Manager (alumna)
              
Nestle, Eau Claire, WI

 

April 29: Jamey Jacobson, Senior Compounder & Katlyn Hubbard, Rubber Compounder (alumni)
              
American Phoenix, Eau Claire, WI

 

May 6: Kausik Nanda, PhD, Pharmaceutical Scientist
            Merck, Norristown, PA

 

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