Department of Chemistry

Harthcock Professional Development Symposium
May 21, 2019

On May 21nd, Chemistry will hold the inaugural Matthew A. '82 and Patricia J. Harthcock Professional Development Symposium for graduate students in Chemistry. The Harthcock symposium includes a meeting of an alumni advisory committee, professional development panel discussions (academic and industrial), a series of professional development talks (academic and industrial), and networking events for our senior students.

2018 Speakers

John Beckerdite

TEES

Jennifer Bridwell-Rabb

University of Michigan

Rachel Chupik

Trinity University

Amanda David

Intel

Holly Gaede

Texas A&M University

Matthew Harthcock

Schneller LLC

Jeffery Johnson

The Dow Chemical Company

Mike Killough

INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA

Rachel Letteri

Wooley Lab

Michael Nippe

Texas A&M University

Rodrigo Sanchez-Gonzalez

St. Olaf College

Anna Vladimirova

BASF

Haifeng Yang

Merck

2018 Symposium Schedule

MORNING PANEL SESSIONS – ILSB Auditorium
10:00-10:45 Academic Alumni Career Panel
Jennifer Bridwell-Rabb, University of Michigan
Rachel Chupik, Trinity University
Michael Nippe, Texas A&M University
Rodrigo Sanchez-Gonzalez, St. Olaf College
11:00-11:45 Industrial Alumni Career Panel
Amanda David, Intel
Jeffery Johnson, Dow Chemical
Anna Vladimirova, BASF
Haifeng Yang, Merck
Lunch

12:00-1:30

Networking Luncheon with Senior Students, University Club, Rudder Tower
(Registration Required)
AFTERNOON PARALLEL CAREER SESSIONS
Industrial Career Sessions – ILSB Auditorium
2:00-2:30 Career Trajectories for Industrial Chemists
Matthew Harthcock, Schneller LLC
2:45-3:15 Product Development
Mike Killough, INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA
3:30-4:00 The Business Side of Chemistry – Lessons Learned
John Beckerdite, P&N Consulting; Entrepreneur in Residence, TEES
Academic Career Sessions – 255 Chemistry
2:00-2:30 Preparing for an Academic Job Search
Rachel Letteri, Postdoctoral Researcher, Wooley Lab
2:45-3:15 Obtaining a Job at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution
Holly Gaede, Associate Instructional Professor and Undergraduate Advisor, Texas A&M University
RECEPTION – ILSB Lobby
4:00-5:00 Reception for Chemistry Alumni, Faculty and Students