Department of Chemistry

Harthcock Professional Development Symposium
May 21, 2019

On May 21nd, Chemistry will hold the inaugural Matthew A. '82 and Patricia J. Harthcock Professional Development Symposium for graduate students in Chemistry. The Harthcock symposium includes a meeting of an alumni advisory committee, professional development panel discussions (academic and industrial), a series of professional development talks (academic and industrial), and networking events for our senior students.

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2019 Symposium Schedule

9:30-10:00 Opening Remarks
Dr. Matthew Harthcock, Director of Engineering & Quality at Schneller LLC
10:00-11:00 Finding Your Niche – Individual Development Plans (IDPs)
Dr. Debra Fowler, Director, and Dr. Clinton A. Patterson, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Teaching Excellence


Industrial Hiring Practices and Career Choices
Dr. Cheng Chen, Chevron; Dr. Adam Dassey, Chevron; Dr. Tiffany P. Gustafeson, Alcon;
Dr. Peniel J. Lim, ExxonMobil; Dr. Larisa Mae Quijano Reyes, Dow; Dr. Yi-Yun Timothy Tsao, L'Oréal
11:45-12:30 Academic Hiring Practices and Career Choices
Dr. Guido F. Verbeck, IV, University of North Texas;, Dr. Veronica T. Pinnick, NASA;
Dr. Casey R. Wade, The Ohio State University; Dr. Quentin Michaudel, Texas A&M University
12:30-1:30 Keynote Talk: Career Trajectory (Lunch & Learn)
Dr. Bill Howell, R&D Director (Retired), Dow Chemical; Business Development, Office of Technology Commercialization, TAMUS
2:00-2:30 Mix & Mingle Networking Break
2:30-3:00 Career Center Information Session
Ms. Marilyn Yeager, Associate Director for Graduate Student Services, Career Center
3:30-4:30 Communication Workshop: Conversation About Your Niche and Career Goals
Moderator: Dr. Clinton A. Patterson, Center for Teaching Excellence
4:30 Closing Reception