Nominations for the Board of Directors of HDC SETAC
are now being accepted!
We have three Board Member positions whose terms are to expire in 2022 and we are seeking one Student Representative.
The Board Member is a three-year term and the Student Representative is a one-year term.
All SETAC members in the HDC SETAC region are eligible to self-nominate or nominate a member for the Board and for Student Representative. All terms will begin immediately after the election.
To nominate someone (or yourself), please fill out the form at the link below. You will need to include a short biographical sketch (250 words or less), qualifications, and reason for the nomination. If you are nominating someone else, please contact that person to obtain their consent before completing the form. Nominations will close Friday, October 7th.
Nomination form: 2022 HDC-SETAC Nominations for Board of Directors
The election will be held online and will close on Friday, October 21st.
All HDC SETAC Chapter members are eligible to vote. You will receive a separate email with instructions on how to vote once the voting period opens.
Your nominations and votes are important to the future of our Regional SETAC Chapter!
Activities of HDC SETAC are led by a Board of Directors that consists of a President, Vice President, Past President, Treasurer, Secretary, Communications Director and up to seven additional members, including one student. Board members are nominated and elected by the HDC membership, and the student representative is selected by the Board. The Board meets monthly via conference call and in-person two or three times a year. Board members are expected to attend all meetings and contribute to the Chapter's website, participate in organizing and running the Chapter's Annual Meeting, and assist in promoting Chapter events.
HDC SETAC: https://hdcsetac.org/
2022 Joint Spring Meeting Writeup.pdf
Saint Joseph's University currently have a fall semester opening for an adjunct faculty member to teach a course entitled GL 275 Intro. to Environmental Geology. This course will be taught on the campus of the former University of the Sciences, now known as University City campus of Saint Joseph's University.
Interested individuals should contact Kevin Wolbach using the information below.
Kevin C. Wolbach (He/Him)
Senior Lecturer of Biology
Department of Biology Saint Joseph’s University
University City Campus
600 S 43rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
O: 215-895-3129 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you be interested in judging student posters on April 6th 2022?
The Hudson-Delaware Chapter of SETAC has sponsored awards for several years at the Delaware Valley Science Fair (DVSF). HDC welcomes any members to help out with judging for our special awards.
It’s not too late to register!
In the past, HDC SETAC has supported the Delaware Valley Science Fairs by providing judges and awards.
Judging takes place on Wednesday, April 6th, 2022, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA and is a full-day commitment. Instruction and support are provided, as well as continental breakfast and lunch. Moreover, it provides professionals an opportunity to see how STEM education is progressing in our schools, and to contribute to that process.
If you are available or know someone who might be interested, please register through STEM Wizard.
Currently the following judges have registered:
Don Nazario, Normandeau Associates, Inc.
The U.S. EPA-Region 2 is recruiting for two, GS-7/9, Life Scientist/Physical Scientist/Environmental Engineer (Project Officer), in New York, NY, via the Pathways Recent Graduates Program. Please use this link to apply by the Feb 14th closing date: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/635634300.
Hudson-Delaware Chapter (HDC) SETAC has a history of supporting the Delaware Valley Science Fair (DVSF) each year by providing cash awards for students. HDC SETAC members have attended the fair and judged posters under the Special Award Category. We look for and award posters that show research that closely aligns with HDC SETAC and our vision.
This year, Delaware Valley Science Fairs (DVSF) will continue to provide a forum for regional high school students to share their work and compete in a science research competition. Even with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the DVSF was able to conduct virtual science fairs in 2020 and 2021. This year, DVSF is looking forward to returning to an in-person event.
See details below about the 2022 science fair. We welcome any HDC SETAC members who would like to volunteer their time to help judge posters. And we thank our 2021-2022 Corporate Sponsors who help to provide these awards.
Judging day for the 2022 Delaware Valley Science Fairs (DVSF) will be Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. We hope your schedule will allow you to participate again. Registration is open now through STEM Wizard. There is a link in the judges tab of the www.dvsf.org website or you can access this site directly at https://dvsf.stemwizard.com/public_site/judge_register. Please feel free to share this link with colleagues. Additional information is posted on our website if they would like to learn more about this exciting and worthwhile program.
Over the past two years, we have had over 1700 students participate in our science fair and we expect that number to increase. We are always looking for mentors to work with the students. If you are interested in being a mentor, please register for our Mentorship Program. More information is available here: https://www.dvsf.org/mentorship-program
Delaware Valley Science Fairs continues to support students and their interest in STEM. If you would like to learn more, please find us on Facebook (Delaware Valley Science Fairs – DVSF), follow us on Twitter (@DVSFairs), and connect with us on Instagram and LinkedIn.
Hudson-Delaware Chapter (HDC) was very happy to see WSP join our corporate sponsors.
Please Welcome Erica McKenzie as she officially returns to the HDC SETAC Board of Directors
Thank you to all who voted in the 2021 election
HDC SETAC maintains a board of directors that manage the Hudson-Delaware chapter. The board is comprised of 10-13 voting members including a student member when available. Board members when elected serve a 3-year term and have the option for a longer term if they volunteer for an executive position such as vice-president, secretary, treasurer, or communications director.
Board members take an active part in all aspects of HDC SETAC and provide direct input into the activities and direction of the local organization. Each year positions open up on the board so please talk with an active board member about the possibility of joining us soon to help shape and maintain the success of the Hudson-Delaware Chapter of SETAC.
Webinar: PFAS Strategic Roadmap - EPA's Commitments to Action: 2021-2024
EPA released its PFAS Strategic Roadmap on October 18, 2021. The roadmap lays out EPA's whole-of-agency approach to tackling PFAS and set timelines by which the Agency plans to take concrete actions during the first term of the Biden-Harris Administration. The Roadmap fills a critical gap in federal leadership, provides a basic floor of federal protection, and supports states' ongoing efforts to address PFAS.
Join members of EPA's PFAS Council – senior policy and technical leaders from across the Agency – to learn more about the actions EPA plans to take in the coming months and years to protect public health and the environment from the impacts of PFAS.
This is the first of two public webinars that provide an opportunity for interested stakeholders to hear directly from EPA experts and ask questions about the Agency's research, upcoming actions, and timelines to achieve them.
Read the Roadmap and learn more about recent and upcoming EPA work on PFAS.
The second webinar on November 2, 2021 will provide an additional opportunity for members of the public to learn more about EPA's PFAS Strategic Roadmap. Register for the November 2, 2021 event here.