Is anyone interested in carpooling to the CPRC/HDC SETAC 2022 Spring meeting in Newark, DE? Please leave a comment with your name and we can make sure that folks get connected.
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.
Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joins its federal agency partners in highlighting National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, October 25-29, 2021. EPA, along with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are working to raise awareness, provide resources, and encourage preventive actions to decrease childhood lead exposure during the week and beyond.
EPA will be carrying out the following activities during National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week to help a wide variety of audiences learn more about preventing lead exposure.
Established in 1999 by the US Senate, National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week occurs every year during the last week in October. During this week, many states and communities offer free blood-lead testing and conduct various education and awareness events.
For more information on what EPA, HUD, and CDC are doing during NLPPW:
EPA - https://www.epa.gov/lead/national-lead-poisoning-prevention-week
HUD - https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/healthy_homes/nlppw
CDC - https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/national-lead-poisoning-prevention-week.htm
For more information on EPA and Lead: https://www.epa.gov/lead
In August we asked HDC members to nominate themselves or someone else to serve on the Board of Directors for a 3-year term. We want to announce that we received back only one nomination and therefore we want to proceed with an election to complete the process.
Our one nominee was Erica McKenzie from Temple University. Here is a link to her BIO and nomination. Please VOTE in our 2021 election so we may officially accept Erica back onto the board for a second term!
If you are a HDC SETAC Member you should receive an email with a link that will allow you to Vote!
It's that time again when we ask for volunteers to sit on our Board of Directors to help manage and direct the Hudson-Delaware Chapter of SETAC. Board members serve a three year term and have the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of the Hudson-Delaware Chapter. Nominations are currently being accepted with an election voted on by the HDC SETAC membership to be held soon afterwards.
Submit your Nomination via 2021 Nominations for the Board of Directors