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Chem 409 Proseminar. Spring 2011 Dr. Frank Cheng http://www.chem.uidaho.edu/faculty/ifcheng/default.htm. Tentative Schedule . Chem 409 Dr. Frank Cheng 26A Renfrew Hall 5-6387 [email protected] Office Hours: M&W 2:30-4:30 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Chem 409 Proseminar

Chem 409 ProseminarSpring 2011Dr. Frank Chenghttp://www.chem.uidaho.edu/faculty/ifcheng/default.htm

January 14, 20101Chem 4091January 14, 2010Chem 4092January 13Introduction & Chemistry Job Market Report for 201120Seminar by InstructorResearch Seminars 27Frank RamirezDESIFebruary 3Genaro RiveraNanoparticles10Sara WinzerTBA1724March 31017No Class - Spring BreakTentative Schedule 2January 14, 2010Chem 4093Chem 409 Dr. Frank Cheng26A Renfrew [email protected] Hours: M&W 2:30-4:30This course will introduce you into aspects of chemistry not covered in formal courses. Among those topics will be how to give a scientific presentation.3January 14, 2010Chem 4094Grading

Attendance 50% (-5% for each absence),

Participation 10%, Seminars - 40%

A - 90-100%, B - 80-89%, C - 70-79%4http://pubs.acs.org/cen/coverstory/87/8744cover.htmlJanuary 13, 20115Chem 409Chemical & 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.htmlNovember 1, 2010 Volume 88, Number 44p. 37 Hint Of Hope

Job outlook for 2011 will likely be similar to 2010's, perhaps even slightly better

5January 14, 2010Chem 4096Unemployment Rates for Chemists

2007 2.4%2008 2.3 %2009 3.8%

Unemployment Rates for US Labor Force

2007 5.0%2008 7.4%2009 10.0% (recession)

Other Recession Years for total work force

1982 10.8%1992 7.4%2001 5.7%

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics6January 14, 2010Chem 4097

November 1, 2010 Volume 88, Number 44pp. 38 - 42

7Job HuntingCareer and Professional Planninghttp://www.uidaho.edu/careercenter

ACS Career Advice http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_TRANSITIONMAIN&node_id=1082&use_sec=false&sec_url_var=region1&__uuid=7f810e4e-37d7-4694-8cd8-e62b1b0ea3f8 January 14, 20108Chem 4098Salary SurveysChemical & Engineering News

March 3, 2008 DataAugust 1, 2005 Data

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March 2008 Data10

January 14, 201011Chem 409August 1, 2005 C&E News11

January 14, 201012Chem 409August 1, 200512January 14, 2010Chem 40913

Most Chemists Work in Industry13January 14, 2010Chem 40914

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Ph.D.s earn the most even when work experience is accounted 15January 14, 2010Chem 40916

Money is in management But R&D isnt bad16January 14, 2010Chem 40917

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http://pubs.acs.org/cen/coverstory/87/8744cover2.html C&E News November 2, 2009

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Jobs in Academia21January 14, 2010Chem 40922

22January 14, 2010Chem 40923number 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 departmentC&E NewsNovember 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

23January 14, 2010Chem 40924Advantages of Chemistry Graduate Programs

Stipend + Tuition = $16-30K/year

MS from 2-4 yearsPh.D. 4-7 years

Usually Graduate Debt-Free vs. Law Medical School Debt

Careers in Industry & Government vs. Academia24Government WorkWorking for Uncle Sam November 2, 2010 C&E Newshttp://pubs.acs.org/cen/coverstory/87/8744cover4.html

PNNLINLState Forensics LabsJanuary 14, 201025Chem 40925ConclusionsEmployment situation is good but not as good as historical dataEquivalent with other professionsSalaries are up but not as high as 2000 historical high.Ph.D. chemist salaries comparable with Ph.D. Chem. E.January 14, 201026Chem 40926January 14, 2010Chem 40927UIStarting 44,900Mid Career 82,000Boise State40,80069,500Idaho State44,90073,400UW48,80085,300WSU45,30084,700U. Oregon42,20078,400Oregon State45,10083,300Montana State46,60077,500U. Montana37,30071,900Final Note - UI Grads Earn More than BSU and ISU GradsWall Street Journalhttp://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/info-Salaries_for_Colleges_by_Region-sort.html 27