Louisiana State University

Nov 15 - Nov 16, 2012

"The day gave me some valuable insight on my future career path. Thank you for organizing such an interesting day"

Marcus O'Mahony, PhD Student
Trinity College Dublin

Baton Rouge, LA Agenda

Nov 15 - Nov 16, 2012


Louisiana State University

Energy, Coast and Environment Building Rotunda, Woods Auditorium, 3535 Nicholson Extension

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

ACS on Campus headed to Louisiana State University to host sessions to help you understand the breadth of career paths, offer a behind the scenes peek of the publishing process and more!

Seminars covered topics such as scholarly publishing, how to effectively use SciFinder®, and alternative careers in science.

Read full module descriptions here.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Science Café for Students, Faculty and ACS Members


Location: Restaurant IPO
421 Third St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802


6:00 – 7:00 pm Join us for food, drink, and networking.

7:00 – 8:00 pm Alternative Careers in Science panel discussion

Speakers: William W. Armstrong, Dr. Karen Salazar, Larry Wilkinson and Joonhyung Cho

Friday, November 16, 2012

Location: Energy, Coast and Environment Building Rotunda, Woods Auditorium (next to the Credit Union building)

8:00-8:15 am Registration & Sign In

8:15-8:30 am Welcome & Opening Remarks - Dr. Isiah Warner

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8:30-10:00 am Basics in Scholarly Publishing: From the Editors Themselves and Ethics in Scholarly Communication: What You Need to Know - Dr. John Finley and Dr. Matt Hotze

10:00-11:00 am The SciFinder® Advantage for Your Career - Vanessa Storan

11:15-11:45 am Networking with the Presenters

11:45-12:45 pm Lunch

1:00 – 5:00 pm ACS Career Pathways: Finding Your Path - Dr. John Borchardt


Dr. Matt Hotze

Managing Editor, Environmental Science and Technology and Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, American Chemical Society

Dr. Hotze joined the American Chemical Society in 2012. In this position he is involved both in the day to day operations and the long term strategic planning for each journal. Matt holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame, a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Rice University. He earned his doctorate in Environmental Engineering from Duke University in 2008. Afterward, he held post-doctoral positions with CNRS in Aix-en-Provence and with Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA where he was responsible for both research and lecturing. He has published extensively in the areas of Nanomaterial Fate, Transport, and Toxicity in the environment.

Dr. John Finley

Professor, Food Science Department, LSU AgCenter; Associate Editor, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Dr. Finley earned his B.S. in Chemistry at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY.  He went on to earn his Ph.D. in Food Science and Biochemistry at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.  Dr. Finley is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

In his work with the LSU AgCenter, Dr. Finley focuses on foods that enhance health, particularly related to obesity and reducing the side effects of obesity. Specific interests are in the development of culinary quality in low calorie foods and ingredients.


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