Workshops

Pacifichem 2015 Workshops

The workshops below will be offered at Pacifichem 2015.  Workshops are open to all registered attendees at no extra charge.

Communicating Your Research Clearly and Effectively
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Hawaii Convention Center, Room 304A

The advancement of science depends on sharing research findings.  Most scholarly journals are published in English, and it’s important to be able to clearly communicate in these journals.  In the past year, we edited over 10,000 physical science manuscripts for researchers throughout the world who don’t speak English as a first language.  In this workshop, we will discuss how to communicate research clearly and effectively in a scholarly manuscript.  We will also cover mistakes commonly made when writing in English.  Finally, we will conclude with a discussion on how to convey findings in a brief and effective way for a general audience.


Doing Business with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Kalia Tower, Lehua Suite

This workshop will focus on the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Research and Development Dire.


Applying to Graduate School in the US: Workshop with Faculty
Thursday, December 17, 2015
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Hawaii Convention Center, Room 303A

Many college students outside the U.S. are interested in attending graduate school in chemistry and biochemistry in the United States.  We will discuss common questions about the admissions process, expectations, and funding for graduate students in the U.S.  Interested students are welcome to participate in a Q&A session.


Leadership and Following
Thursday, December 17, 2015
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Kalia Tower, Kahili Room

Leadership in Science will reflect on some necessities of leadership in academia and industry: How to communicate with people?  How to delegate and how to listen?  The workshop will be led by Alexander Schiller, chemist and Junior Professor at University Jena, Germany.


How to Review a Manuscript
Thursday, December 17, 2015
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Mid-Pacific Center, Nautilus I

In this hands-on Reviewer Workshop, young researchers will be trained in the art of peer review.  The Participants will be sent a manuscript in advance which they have to review.  During the Workshop Angela Wilson (Editor of Computational and Theoretical Chemistry) will go through the article step by step together with the young scientists.  Those interested should contact Rob van Daalen (email: G.Daalen@elsevier.com)  or Evalyne Wanjiru (email: e.wanjiru@elsevier.com).