SETAC Globe - Environmental Quality Through Science
12 May 2016
Volume 17 Issue 5
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SETAC UK: Championing Students

Kirit Wadhia, SETAC UK President

The best way to predict the future is to make it happen. Not arrogant optimism or idle rhetoric but genuine zeal to see SETAC grow further into a formidable organization. This is the desire for the UK Branch of SETAC Europe. And at the core fuelling this drive is the vision to put focus on students. Today’s young scientists will be the movers and shakers of tomorrow.

The SETAC UK Council has embarked on a vision to promote, assist and encourage student participation and proactive involvement in SETAC activities. To propel this initiative, they have instigated the formation of a UK Student Council based on the existing SETAC Europe model. In fact, prominent SETAC Europe exponents are on our advisory panel.

A flagship event highlighting the SETAC UK’s consolidated effort has been organized to take place on 22 September 2016. The event will be held at the prestigious Oxford Union which has graced many famous speakers, far too many to list but to name a few: Richard Nixon, Dalai Lama, Malala Yousafzai, Katie Melua, Ben Affleck, Lord Melvyn Bragg, Sir Roger Bannister, Albert Einstein, Jane Goodall and Stephen Hawking.

Incoming SETAC Europe president José-Julio Ortega-Calvo will be one of the keynote speakers. The program will include a workshop on the use of social media by scientists and a career panel activity, as well as the opportunity for students in the field of environmental chemistry and toxicology to present posters. The event has been hailed as a premier meeting and substantial demand for attendance is anticipated.

The aim is to enhance the SETAC profile in the UK and to positively support and encourage young scientists.

Event and Contact Information

Author’s contact information: Kirit.Wadhia@fjordsprocessing.com      

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