Smieja

Professional Activities

Participated in a five week Spanish immersion in Cali, Colombia, as part of the Gonzaga University-Javeriana University Jesuit Twinning Agreement, June-July 2011,

Organized a symposium entitled “International Experiences for Undergraduate Students” for the 21st Biennial Conference on Chemical Education.  University Of North Texas, Denton, Texas.  August 1-5, 2010.

Supervised the Environmental Chemistry event at the 2010 Regional Science Olympiad tournament.  Spokane Falls Community College.  March 6, 2010.

Reviewed “Essentials of Inorganic Chemistry, 1st Edition” by Hagerman and Schnabel. W. H. Freeman, March 2010.

Reviewer for the NSF-CCLI Program, Washington, D. C. 2003, 2004

Program Co-Chair for NORM 2002.  Over 300 in attendance. 

Reviewer for the ACS Petroleum Research Fund, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998. 

Reviewer for the National Science Foundation 2001, 2000, 1999, 1997.

Membership Committee of the Chemical Education Division of the American Chemical Society, 2000-2002.

Reviewer for NSF-ILI Program, Washington, D. C., 1998, 1997, 1995 and 1994.

Chair of the Chemistry Department, January 1996-January 1997. 

Co-organizer of the Regional Science Olympiad, February, 1997, held on Gonzaga's Campus.

Candidate for Member-at-Large for the Chemical Education Division of the American Chemical Society, fall 1995.

Reviewer for the Associated Western Universities, Inc., Northwest Division Academic Program, Richland, WA, February 10-11, 1995.

Appointed to the Local Sections Activities Committee of the American Chemical Society as associate member for 1995.

Elected as Councilor for the Inland Empire Section of the American Chemical Society for a three year term, 1995-1998.

Elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Northwest College and University Association for Science, 1992-1994.

Acted as a judge for the Qualitative Analysis event at the Regional Science Olympiad, February 19, 1994; January 6, 1993; and February 1, 1992.

Chairperson of the Inland Empire Section of the American Chemical Society, January 1991-December 1991.Chairperson-Elect of the Inland Empire Section of the American Chemical Society, January 1990-December 1990.

Secretary-Treasurer of the Inland Empire Section of the American Chemical Society, January 1989-December 1989.

Member of the American Chemical Society, Divisions of Chemical Education and Inorganic Chemistry.