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  • Chem 409 Proseminar Spring 2013 Dr. Frank Cheng http://www.chem.uidaho.edu/faculty/ifcheng/default.htm 1/9/20131
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  • 2 Chem 409 Dr. Frank Cheng 26A Renfrew Hall 5-6387 [email protected] Office Hours: M&W 2:30-4:30 This course will introduce you into aspects of chemistry not covered in formal courses. Among those topics will be how to give a scientific presentation.
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  • 1/9/20133 Grades Attendance 50% (-5% for each absence), Participation 10%, Seminars 40% A - 90-100%, B - 80-89%, C - 70-79%
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  • http://pubs.acs.org/cen/coverstory/87/8744cover.html 1/9/20134 Chemical & Engineering News November 2, 2009 Volume 87, Number 44 p. 45 A New Normal Record unemployment requires a realistic attitude and creative thinking http://pubs.acs.org/cen/coverstory/88/8844cover.html November 1, 2010 Volume 88, Number 44 p. 37 Hint Of Hope Job outlook for 2011 will likely be similar to 2010's, perhaps even slightly better
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  • C&E News September 24, 2012 1/9/20135 http://cen.acs.org/articles/90/i39/Salary-Employment-Survey-Chemists.html Chemists continue to struggle with the lingering effects of the poor economy, despite the fact that the Great Recession officially ended more than three years ago in the U.S. Salaries for chemists have fallen slightly in 2012.
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  • 9 C&E News Volume 90 Issue 23 | pp. 36-38 Issue Date: June 4, 2012 http://cen.acs.org/articles/90/i23/Starting-Salaries.html
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  • 1/9/201313 UIStarting 44,900Mid Career 82,000 Boise State40,80069,500 Idaho State44,90073,400 UW48,80085,300 WSU45,30084,700 U. Oregon42,20078,400 Oregon State45,10083,300 Montana State46,60077,500 U. Montana37,30071,900 Note - UI BS/BA Grads Earn More than BSU and ISU Grads Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/info-Salaries_for_Colleges_by_Region-sort.html
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  • 1/9/201314 Unemployment Rates for Chemists 2007 2.4% 2008 2.3 % 2009 3.8% 2012 4.2% Source: C&E News Unemployment Rates for US Labor Force 2007 5.0% 2008 7.4% 2009 10.0% (recession) 2012 7.9% Other Recession Years for total work force 1982 10.8% 1992 7.4% 2001 5.7% Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics
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  • Unemployment Data For Chemists Improve Slightly 1/9/201315 Volume 90 Issue 30 | p. 6 | News of The Week Issue Date: July 23, 2012 | Web Date: July 19, 2012 http://cen.acs.org/articles/90/i30/Un employment-Data-Chemists-Improve- Slightly.html
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  • Unemployment Rate for New College Graduates Continues to Drop National Association of Colleges and Employers September 2012, the unemployment rate for new college graduates defined as college graduates ages 20 to24 Fell to 6.3 percent 8.3 percent in September 2011 and 9.4 percent in September 2010. 1/9/201316
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  • 1/9/201317 http://www.calculate driskblog.com/2012/ 07/june- employment-report- 80000-jobs-82.html
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  • 1/9/201318 number of applicants for the Ph.D. program in chemistry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. We had 750 applicants this year, 77 of whom were accepted, says Stephanie Nagle, career services coordinator for the UW chemistry department C&E News November 2, 2009 Volume 87, Number 44, pp. 46 - 52 Down But Not Out Chemistry jobs took a beating this year, prompting out-of-work chemists to reinvent themselves
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  • 1/9/201319 Advantages of Chemistry Graduate Programs Stipend + Tuition = $16-30K/year MS from 2-4 years Ph.D. 4-7 years Usually Graduate Debt-Free vs. Law Medical School Debt Careers in Industry & Government vs. Academia
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  • Forbes Magazine 11/12/2012 Chemistry Job Market Likely to Rebound Before Biosciences. http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidkroll/2012/11/12/chemistry- job-market-likely-to-rebound-before-biosciences/ http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidkroll/2012/11/12/chemistry- job-market-likely-to-rebound-before-biosciences/ Chemistry PhDs May Fare Better Supply Biosciences 3000/yr to 15,000 1970-2012 Chemistry constant 2000/yr 1970-2012 Chemistry offers more industrial employment Biosciences dependent on NIH. 1/9/201320
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  • Government Work Working for Uncle Sam November 2, 2010 C&E News http://pubs.acs.org/cen/coverstory/87/8744cover4.html http://pubs.acs.org/cen/coverstory/87/8744cover4.html PNNL INL State Forensics Labs 1/9/201321
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  • Job Hunting ACS members - http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_CAREERS&node_id=87&use_sec=false&sec_url_var=region1&__uuid=2e1d 5155-d047-425e-81b6-7e546240babf http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_CAREERS&node_id=87&use_sec=false&sec_url_var=region1&__uuid=2e1d 5155-d047-425e-81b6-7e546240babf UI Career Center - http://www.uidaho.edu/careercenter http://www.uidaho.edu/careercenter Chemjobs - http://www.chemjobs.net/ http://www.chemjobs.net/ Check Google chemistry employment 1/9/201322