NATURAL SCIENCES’ WEEKLY
Monday, April 24, 2006
1. First-Review of Dynamic Fund Proposals by PAC is Wednesday…
The official deadline for Dynamic Fund Proposals was April 18. The first review of
proposals by the PAC will be this Wednesday, April 26; see http://pac.fullcoll.edu/agendas.htm
See Tom Morris or Kent Gordon for NS discussions about the Dynamic Fund.
2. Dr. Jim Dewar from RAND/Pardee Center here Tuesday (4/25)…
A PhD in math, Jim Dewar directs RAND’s efforts to keep public policy issues from being
driven by short-term agendas. His talk “Long-Term Policy Analysis” will be Tuesday, April 25 in
Room 1018. Everyone is welcome; see http://fcfutures.fullcoll.edu/futures%20events.htm
The RAND Frederick S. Pardee Center for Longer Range Global Policy and the Future
Human Condition was established in 2001 through a generous $5 million pledge from RAND
alumnus Frederick S. Pardee.
3. American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Meeting in Long Beach M & Tu…
NOCCCD is an official sponsor this year for the 2006 AACC Annual Convention.
President Hodge and Chancellor Hunter are prominently pictured in the program. AACC is the
primary advocacy organization for the nation's community colleges. It represents more than 1,100
associate degree-granting institutions and some 10 million students.
A large Exhibitor Hall and countless presentations continue through Tuesday; the
Program is online at: http://www2.aacc.nche.edu/convention_search.asp
4. NOCCCD Hires New Environmental Health and Safety Specialist…
Debbie Valentine is the new Environmental health and Safety Specialist recently brought
on board at the District. She reports directly to Tami Oh in the Risk Management office at
NOCCCD.; see http://www.nocccd.edu/Departments/FandF/RiskManagement.htm
Debbie has already been helping NS with hazardous waste management and is working
with Elise, Stephanie, and other key staff.
5. First NS Contacts Made with Tiger Woods Learning Center (TWLC) in Anaheim…
In response to continuing discussions about Science Olympiad and the direction NS
volunteerism/outreach should move in our community, and at the encouragement of Jan
Chadwick, Bruce made contact with their Executive Director last Friday about how NS faculty
might become involved with TWLC.
More conversations are planned later this week. If you have any thoughts or opinions
about possible increased NS Division involvement with TWLC, please contact Bruce. TWLC is at:
6. PLEASE ALERT STUDENTS: Full- or Part-Time Interns to Work as Lab Technicians…
From Former Student Rachel Spitz:
“I was a Geology student at Fullerton College some years back and thought I would give
this a try. The company I work with, PTS Laboratories, is looking for full or part time interns to
work as laboratory technicians. We are a core analysis/environmental geotechnical laboratory. If
you have any students that may be interested in a position, please contact me.”
Here’s the contact info: PTS Laboratories, Santa Fe Springs, CA, 562-907-3607;
7. Key Meetings This Week…
Tuesday: Dean’s Council, 9 am
Wednesday: PAC 2pm
PLEASE NOTE: The next Natural Sciences’ Weekly will next appear on Monday, May 1.
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