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First American Chemical Society Seminar on UNM Campus

January 5, 2012

The UNM Center for Biomedical Engineering is hosting an American Chemical Society seminar for PhD students in chemistry, biomedical engineering, and related sciences on Friday, January 13 in Dane Smith Hall Room 123 on the UNM campus.

Presentations will be on publishing your research, copyright and ethics, resume writing, and more. Speakers include Julia Fulghum, Vice President, UNM Research and Development; David G. Whitten, Editor-in-Chief, Langmuir; J. Anton Hopfinger, Associate Editor, Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, and Lisa Balbes, ACS Career Consultant and Founder Balbes Consultants, LLC amongst others.

Food, giveaways, and events are free and open to the public but registration is required. For more information and to register, go to


9:00 – 12:30   Publishing Your Research 101

Basics in Scholarly Publishing: From ACS Editors Themselves
ACS on Campus brings you Editors-in-Chief and associate and senior editors from our peer-reviewed journals to answer face-to-face basic questions from authors.

Copyright and Ethics in Scholarly Communication: What you need to know
How much do you really know about ethics and copyright? The reality is that 90% of ethical and copyright violations are a result of insufficient information. This session goes over the basics of copyright and scholarly communication ethics so that you are sure of your rights and responsibilities.

Journal of the Future Discussion
The future of scholarly communication is changing before our eyes. Join ACS editors, faculty, and other students as we have an open discussion about what YOU expect from the journal of the future. Come prepared to discuss!

12:30 – 1:30        LUNCH

(Ticket is required. Get your ticket when you sign in.)

1:30 – 4:30           Life Beyond the Lab

Resume Writing 101
In today’s job market your resume is the ONE chance you have to make an impression to make it to an interview. Is your resume up to snuff? Join the ACS Department of Career Management and Development for an interactive session on strategizing and executing a successful resume.

Careers in Chemistry: What can I do with a PhD?
Two-thirds of PhD chemists take jobs outside of academia. Have you considered options beyond the lab? Perhaps in industry? Intellectual property? Science journalism? Non-profits or even government labs? Join ACS Publications Career Consultants, ACS members, and members of your chemistry community as they share their experiences working in chemistry outside academia.