STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD PROGRAM
Midwest SETAC has established a program to support student travel to our annual meeting. The purpose is to encourage student participation by defraying the cost of attending the annual meeting. All students, including Chicago-area students, are encouraged to apply. A limited number of travel awards (up to approximately $250) will be made for this meeting. Students from the local Chicago-area will be eligible for up to approximately $50. Student Travel Award applications are due February 26, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Central. Awards will be announced by mid-March 2018 and will be awarded directly to the students at the meeting. Interested student applicants should submit the following package of information:
Note: All student travel award applicants must also be members of Midwest SETAC. For more information (including joining/renewing your membership, application requirements, and limitations), please visit the menu above titled Student Awards. Applicants must meet one of the following criteria: 1) submit an abstract for the upcoming meeting, 2) officially serve as a student representative on the Midwest Board of Directors, 3) represent a student affiliate chapters at the business meeting (1 student/chapter).
ANNUAL MEETING OVERVIEW - The program consists of technical presentations and posters, a short‐course, and social activities.
ARGONNE NATIONAL LAB TOUR
Mon. April 9th, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. This free tour will focus on the laboratories and research being conducted by the Environmental Science Division (EVS) that conducts research on environmental systems to understand how system components could change as a result of energy activities, nationally important emerging technologies, and major new federal policies and programs. Core studies focus on land and renewable resources, surface and subsurface hydrology, coupled ecosystem processes, radiation and chemical risk management, environmental restoration, atmospheric processes and measurement, and climate research.
A security clearance process must be completed prior to gaining admittance to the lab; this process can take several weeks for non-US citizens. More information regarding how to sign up for the tour and completing the security clearance will be provided soon on this webpage. While the tour is free, a head-count is needed. Please indicate your intention to attend on the registration form that will be available soon. Carpooling to attend the meeting will be arranged.
Tue, April 10th, Morning: “Biosolids and Ecosystem Revitalization of Degraded and Contaminated Land” by Guanglong Tian, Ph.D. Supervising Environmental Soil Scientist/Head of Biosolids Utilization and Soil Scientist Section, Monitoring and Research Department, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.
Tue, April 10th, Afternoon: “Civic Science & Environmental Health” by Margaret MacDonell, Ph.D.Cumulative Risk Program Manager, Environmental Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Environmental Science Division.
MONDAY BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING
The Board of Directors’ meeting will be held on Mon. April 9th, 6:30 to 8:00 PM in the IES conference room. All Midwest SETAC members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
INFORMAL GATHERING MONDAY EVENING
Please join fellow meeting attendees at an informal “Meet‐n‐Greet” on Monday evening. Check back for the exact location, it will be a pub within walking distance of the Loyola campus. Check the website for details. This event is not included in the registration fees (food and beverages are on your own).
The meeting registration fee includes meeting attendance (Tuesday & Wednesday), beverage breaks, lunches, and the Tuesday evening poster social. Monday’s tour of Argonne National Lab is free but a head-count is needed. Note: Registration does not include annual chapter membership dues. Membership can be purchased during the registration process, but is not required. Visit the Midwest SETAC Membership webpage for more information.
Midwest SETAC has secured a limited number of hotel rooms at the Hampton Inn Chicago North Loyola Station Hotel (209 W Albion Ave). The hotel is ~10-min walk from the meeting location. Nightly rates start at $115.00 plus tax (currently 17.4%). To receive the conference rate, reservations must be made by March 12, 2018 or until the room block is sold out, whichever comes first. To make a reservation, use the button above or call 1-800-426-7866 and request the “Midwest SETAC” room block. Hotel Parking Options: The Hotel provides valet parking for $35/day; no self-parking is available. However, a public parking lot called “The Morgan” is available 1.5 blocks away (on top of the Pharmacy Store) for $18/day. It is located at 1210 W Arthur Ave, Chicago, IL.
CAMPUS MAPS & PARKING
A map of the Loyola University campus can be obtainedwith the button above. The University does not allow overnight parking in the campus parking lots. The conference buildings are Coffey Hall (#27, for platform presentations) and the Institute for Environmental Studies (IES, #40, for poster session). Lunch on Tuesday will be served in Palm Court in Mundelein Center (#26).
QUESTIONS / SUGGESTIONS
If you have questions or suggestions, contact Nadia Carmosini at email@example.com or (608) 785‐5276 or any of the members of the executive committee of the Board of Directors.
We are pleased to announce the 26th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (MWSETAC). Please submit your platform and poster session papers for presentation at the meeting! Presentations are welcome in all areas of science relevant to Midwest SETAC (see below) and we especially encourage those that speak to the overall meeting theme: Sustaining Ecosystem Services. Presentations may include those from previous national conferences. Membership in the society is not required to attend or present. We will have updates for the meeting posted on this webpage (hotels, directions, program updates, and more).
Submission deadline: February 26, 2018 at 11:59 PM Central
|April 9, Mon|
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. or later
|April 10, Tue|
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
5:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
|April 11, Wed||8:00 a.m. to noon (approx)|
|26 Feb||Abstract & Student Travel application deadline|
|10 Mar||Abstract acceptance notices emailed|
|12 Mar||Early Bird registration ends|
|12 Mar||Last day to book hotel room under block|
|26 Mar||Last day to cancel meeting registration|