28th NAC-SETAC Annual Meeting and Short Course will be held June 27 & 28, 2022, at UConn Avery Point
NAC SETAC Annual Meeting Date Change -Due to continued COVID concerns coupled with an interest in having an in-person meeting, the annual meeting and short course have been pushed back to June 27 & 28. Our meeting venue will still be the beautiful UConn Avery Point campus.
Keynote Address (6:30 Monday June 27, 2022)
Title: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI): Challenges & Opportunities
Abstract: Whether you are a scientist or a real-world problem solver, you are continually faced with the challenge of answering complex questions about how nature works and how to put scientifically-based policies into practice for the good of our environment.
Research has shown that the more diversity a team has, the more likely they will be able to answer complex questions, develop innovative solutions, and articulate positions that will have a positive impact. But what does that look like in real life?
After this presentation you will be able to:
- Describe what DEI is
- Describe why DEI is important
- Describe challenges with DEI in science and engineering
- Identify areas where DEI could help you become a problem solver and policy analyst
James T. McKim is Founder and Managing Partner of Organizational Ignition LLC, a management consulting firm. He is a sought-after consultant, facilitator, speaker, and author of the bestselling book The Diversity Factor: Igniting Superior Organizational Performance. Over his 35+ year career, he has helped small and large organizations, for-profit and non-profit, spark efficiency and growth through the aligning of people, process, and technology.
Mr. McKim is known nationally for his current focus on organizational and individual performance through diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). He is recognized by industry watchers such as Atd, Brandon Hall, Bersin Associates, Axelos, and PMI for his dedication to creating win-win situations between organizations and their employees. In addition to founding two companies, he has held or worked with senior leadership roles at organizations such as FIRST, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Fidelity, WPI, and Team Engineering in defining and executing strategic plans with an eye toward organizational performance.
Mr. McKim lives in Goffstown, New Hampshire with his wife Nancy where he is an avid tennis player, cross-country skier, and digs singing vocals in the jazz band The Episcocats.
Short Course Information:
We are looking forward to this half day short course on the publicly available tool and web service EnviroAtlas. The course will be led by EPA’s Annie Neal and will provide an overview of the tool’s capabilities; it’s latest features as well as an opportunity to get hands on and in depth for each participant.
EnviroAtlas is part of an ongoing commitment to sustainable and healthy communities and safe and sustainable water resources. EnviroAtlas was developed collaboratively by EPA in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and other federal and non-profit organizations, universities, and communities including state, county, and city-level stakeholders. EnviroAtlas provides geospatial data, easy-to-use tools, and other resources related to ecosystem services, their stressors, and human health.
A remote attendance option will be available for those unable to make the in-person meeting.
2022 Annual Meeting Sponsors