Whether you’re an undergraduate, a graduate student or a professional in a postdoctoral fellowship, be sure to plan to attend the student functions at SETAC Orlando! Students are an important part of SETAC and these events give all students an opportunity to exchange ideas, talk with peers from other research facilities and meet possible mentors for scientific and career advice. We’ve planned events that are informal, interactive and inexpensive.

Communication and collaboration: A scientist’s guide to improving professional presence and leadership in any setting

1:00–5:00 p.m.

This year’s leadership professional training course at the World Congress will focus on understanding how emotional intelligence can build confidence, enhance professional presence, and develop influence – important skills for scientists in any career (e.g., project management, research collaboration, running a lab or mentoring students).

Cost: Click HERE for pricing (Pre-registration is required)

Baylor University and University of Winnipeg

Meet NASAC Members at the Student Corner

7:30–9:30 p.m.

Meet SETAC North America Student Advisory Council (NASAC) members at the Student Corner in the exhibit hall. Stop by  during the opening reception and poster socials to chat with your NASAC representatives, learn more about what we do and how you can become more involved with student activities in SETAC. We would love to meet you and hear your thoughts on your SETAC student experience!

Silent Auction

7:30 p.m. | Exhibit Hall

The silent auction opens Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall and will be open until Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. during the Poster Social. This is a fundraising event that benefits student members and student activities.

Student/Mentor Dinner

6:45–9:45 p.m. | Rosen Plaza Hotel

Cost: $10 (Pre-registration is required)

After the platform sessions on Monday, plan to attend the Student/Mentor dinner at the Rosen Plaza Hotel. You can’t afford to miss this opportunity to mingle and dine with a variety of SETAC members!  Your participation will strengthen your networks within SETAC and provide a valuable opportunity to discuss scientific topics and career experiences with mentors.  Buses will leave the conference hotel promptly at 6:45 p.m. for the brief drive to the Rosen Plaza Hotel and will return at 9:45 p.m. A cash bar will be available.

Meet NASAC members at the Student Corner

6:00–6:30 p.m.

Meet SETAC North America Student Advisory Council (NASAC) members at the Student Corner in the exhibit hall. Stop by  during the opening reception and poster socials to chat with your NASAC representatives, learn more about what we do and how you can become more involved with student activities in SETAC. We would love to meet you and hear your thoughts on your SETAC student experience!

Meet NASAC members at the Student Corner

6:00–6:30 p.m.

Meet SETAC North America Student Advisory Council (NASAC) members at the Student Corner in the exhibit hall. Stop by  during the opening reception and poster socials to chat with your NASAC representatives, learn more about what we do and how you can become more involved with student activities in SETAC. We would love to meet you and hear your thoughts on your SETAC student experience!

Silent Auction

6:00 p.m. | Exhibit Hall

Don’t forget, the silent auction ends on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. during the Poster Social. This is a fundraising event that benefits student members and student activities.

Career Navigation Event – SOLD OUT

9:00–11:00 a.m. | Room: Exhibit Hall

Cost: Free (Pre-registration is recommended)

Landing your dream job can be tricky. Join us at the Career Navigation Event to hear expert advice about how to get there! Representatives from industry, academia and government will be available to provide insight and feedback. Come with your questions and resumes, and leave equipped to make a smooth transition from student to professional life.

Noontime Seminar – SOLD OUT

11:15 a.m.–1:00p.m. | Room: Conway

Cost: Free (Pre-registration is required)

Speaker: Kate Sellers, President Elect of the Product Stewardship Society and Technical Director at ERM

Hindsight may be 20:20; how good is our foresight?

Our decisions as scientists can profoundly affect the world in which we live, but no scientist has complete information or perfectly accurate tools to support her recommendations. We must often balance competing objectives and act when we can only imperfectly understand the potential consequences. In this discussion, we’ll explore how we make wise decisions as environmental scientists in an ever-changing world. Kate Sellers, a Technical Director in the product sustainability practice at ERM, will catalyse the discussion with a case study from her recent book “Product Stewardship: Life Cycle Analysis and the Environment” (CRC Press, 2015). Attendees will use the lessons we can learn from that look back in time to explore some of the issues that challenge us today. We hope to engage the attendees in a lively, thought-provoking discussion!

Colgate Palmolive Kate Sellers

All Student Assembly

1:00–2:00 p.m. | Room: Conway

Discover the latest on what’s happening in the world of SETAC’s North America Student Advisory Council (NASAC) and Students of SETAC. All students are welcome to join.

Meet NASAC members at the Student Corner

6:00–6:30 p.m.

Meet SETAC North America Student Advisory Council (NASAC) members at the Student Corner in the exhibit hall. Stop by  during the opening reception and poster socials to chat with your NASAC representatives, learn more about what we do and how you can become more involved with student activities in SETAC. We would love to meet you and hear your thoughts on your SETAC student experience!

Student Mixer at Club 39

9:00 p.m.—Until

Cost: $25

Come join us for the 3rd Annual North America Student Mixer! There will be drinks, music and dancing at Club 39 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel. Tickets include 2 drinks. Drinking age 21+.