University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Chemistry 274

Chemical Industry Seminar

Term:    Spring 2010


Dr. Michael Carney, Office P-453, Phone 836-3500


Office Hours:  M from 10-noon; W from 1-2:30 pm. You can also make an appointment if these times are not convenient. OPEN DOOR POLICY: In general, if my office door is open, you are welcome to come in to ask questions.


Course Syllabus





Seminar Title



Jan 29

Course Overview

Dr. Mike Carney

Feb 5

Resume Preparation

Staci Heidtke, Career Services

Feb 10 (W)

Internship Mania (10 am-3 pm)
Davies Center


Feb 12

"Better Careers Through Chemistry"

Heather Doughty (Chem-Bus), Print Specialist
Kristin Remer (Chem-Bus), Business Sourcing Manager
David Hoelzel (Chem-Bus), Supply Chain Specialist
3M, Minneapolis, MN

Feb 19



Feb 26

Cover Letter Preparation

Staci Heidtke, Career Services

Mar 5

"A Look at the CRO Industry"

Josh Stangl (Chem-Bus), Study Coordinator
Covance Laboratories, Madison, WI

Mar 12

"We Are in the Bubble Business"

Mark Hungarland (Biol), Sales Director
Colin Crimmins (Chem-Bus), Global Inventory Manager
Stepan Company, Northfield, IL

Mar 19

"Land O'Lakes Has a Pesticide Business?  Agribusiness and Product Development in Regulated Industries"

Solito Sumulong, Formulations Chemist
WinField Solutions, River Falls, WI

Mar 26
Apr 2

Spring Break

No seminars

Apr 9

"Careers in Chemical Distribution"

Amber Hayward (Chem-Bus), Customer Service Manager
Kaitlin Stein (Chem-Bus), Sales Representative
Amanda Thrasher (Chem-Bus), Customer Service Representative
Lesley A. Burchett (Chem-Bus), Regional Product Manager
Brenntag Great Lakes, Milwaukee, WI

Apr 16

"Cayman Chemical and a Route to Drug Discovery"

Fred Ciske (Chem), Chemist
Cayman Chemical, Ann Arbor, MI

Apr 23

"The Evolving Automotive Industry and PPG Industries"

Matt Marek (Chem-Bus), General Manager-Automotive Coatings
PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, PA

Apr 30

"One Chemist's Odyssey or Life Beyond the Lab"

Dr. Steve Ely, Capital Projects and Business Manager, Retired
BP, Chicago, IL

May 7

"A Science Degree...So Now What?"

Wally Danielson (Chem-Bus), President and CEO
Impres Medical, Edina, MN

May 14

Student Posters

Poster Presentation and Evaluation

May 19 (W)

Student Posters 1 PM

Poster Presentation and Evaluation - Course Evaluation

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