The Undergraduate Program, Chemical Minds: The Application of Forensics, at 2011 SERMACS is placing a large emphasis on career building in Chemistry. Richmond is unique in its diverse job opportunities and offers a wealth of input from local professionals. Along with the traditional resume building and career building sessions, informal mock interviews are designed to allow students to develop their professional skills with real world input. Career consultant, Lisa Balbes, will speak and provide input on building an effective online persona. The traditional graduate fair will take place over two days allowing students the maximum time to make contacts. The poster session will include door prizes and a unique a two-day forensics inspired scavenger hunt will be held. The grand prize for the forensics activity is an I-Pad which will be announced at the awards breakfast with Dr. Marilyn Miller, forensics expert and professor, as guest speaker. The student pizza party and karaoke event can’t be missed with the best karaoke singing advisor receiving a trophy at the awards breakfast. Although organized by Virginia State University ACS Student Affiliate, other student groups from local universities with major contributing work will include; The University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, Longwood University and William and Mary.
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The Undergraduate Program at SERMACS 2011 features a unique contest to solve a mystery involving chemical identification and the identification of the perpetrator of a theoretical crime based on that chemical analysis. The rules of this who-done-it contest will be distributed at the undergraduate registration table. The following teaser video spells out the premise for the crime under investigation. Warning – this is PG-13 material.
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If you, or your student organization, is interested in helping with the undergraduate program, please email Colleen Taylor .