Ruth Hull, Chair of Trustees, SETAC North America Endowment Fund

SETAC Scientific Trees, 40th Anniversary Mosaic and Herb Ward Challenge Update

Don’t suffer from FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). There’s still time left to submit your photo for the SETAC photo mosaic to celebrate the society’s 40th anniversary. Please submit one photo of yourself by 31 August. Then, come and visit the Endowment Fund area in the exhibit hall at the SETAC North America 40th Annual Meeting from 3–7 November in Toronto, Canada. Look for your photo and those of your friends and colleagues.

While you are visiting the Endowment Fund area, also have a look at the new scientific family trees. We have new trees for Peter Chapman and Jim Oris. Chapman’s was particularly complicated, since as a consultant, he not only worked at different companies but was involved in so many different scientific activities, including workshops, conferences, international mentoring and so much more. Therefore, I apologize in advance for missing anyone.

SETAC Endowment Fund progress meter

The Endowment Fund progress meters show just how close we are to reaching our goal of $400,000 to meet the Herb Ward Challenge.

For future trees, we’ve engaged with so that all of you can help us create these trees. They already have a “Chemistry” tree, so we’ve added one for “Ecotox.” Unfortunately, the compromise of using an off-the-shelf product is a limited number of categories. Everyone who is a student, or post-bachelor (pre-PhD) is listed as “Research Assistant.”

In addition, if you would like to help us reach the Herb Ward Challenge of growing the SETAC North America Endowment Fund to $400,000 by the 40th Annual Meeting this November and support future generations of SETAC scientists, please consider making a donation to the endowment funds named for Peter Chapman, Steve Klaine, the general Eugene Mancini Fund, or any other of our funds; all support worthwhile causes within SETAC. We are getting close, the balance as of 30 June was $380,759. All donations, small and large, are welcome and help us reach our goal.

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