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Summer 2021

Summer 2021 RSCU hosted 28 research groups from 23 PUI institutions.

RSCU WeekDescriptionAreaInstitution
Week 1Nicholas BallResearch TalkOrganometallic/ CatalysisPomona College
Week 2Grad Student PanelPanelProfessional DevelopmentVarious
Week 3Lynn HernandezWorkshopLab Culture. Microaggressions. DiversityCity College of NY
Week 4Jennifer ObligacionResearch TalkProcess ChemistryMerck
Week 5Career PanelPanelProfessional DevelopmentVarious
Week 6Tehshik YoonResearch TalkProfessional DevelopmentVarious
Week 7Yogi SurendranathResearch TalkInorganic MIT
Week 8Student Flash TalksStudent WorkProfessional DevelopmentRSCU students
RSCU Summer 2021

In addition to research talks we were excited to continue to include panels in our series as well as add a workshop about lab culture and microaggressions. 

Panels in the career panel included chemists currently working in national labs, Exxon Mobil and Vanderbilt Chemicals. One of our panelists also left the lab and is working in Scientific communication at C&E News.

We were honored to have Dr. Obligacion lead a discussion and workshop about microaggressions and cultures in a laboratory setting. Her conversation allowed many students and professors share stories of their experiences and make sure that the whole community is aware of small ways that we discourage each other

Summer 2020

Summer 2020. RSCU was designed as a response to the fact that we were all predominantly still in lockdown from COVID-19.  Most of our universities and labs were still not allowing students or professors on campus, but we still needed to give our chemistry students stimulating.

The inaugural RSCU hosted 18 PUI institutions spanning 14 different states and up to 80 participants logged on each week.

RSCU WeekDescriptionAreaInstitution
Week 1Cathy DrennanResearch TalkMIT
Week 2Grad Student PanelPanelProfessional DevelopmentVarious
Week 3Amanda WolfeResearch TalkUNCA
Week 4Sarah ReismanResearch TalkCal Tech
Week 5Student Flash TalksPanelProfessional DevelopmentRSCU students
Week 6Eric AnslynResearch TalkUT-Austin
Week 7Professional School PanelPanelProfessional DevelopmentVarious
Week 8Jeff JohnsonWorkshopPrice is Right game! (costs of lab materials)Hope College
Week 9Career PanelPanelProfessional DevelopmentRSCU students
RSCU Summer 2020