2020 Flavors of Chemistry: Plant Terpenes
Sep04

2020 Flavors of Chemistry: Plant Terpenes

We are pleased to announce that our 6th Annual Flavors of Chemistry will be occurring virtually on Thursday, October 8th, via Zoom. The talk will be from 3–4 PM, with a BYOC (bring your own coffee) networking social starting at 2:30 PM. The event will feature Prof. Philipp Zerbe talking about plant-derived terpenoids. Investigating Plant Terpene Metabolism for Agricultural and Bioproduct Applications Terpenoids form the largest and...

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Register Now for the NorCal SETAC ​29th Annual Meeting – September 21-24, 2020
Sep04

Register Now for the NorCal SETAC ​29th Annual Meeting – September 21-24, 2020

Registration is open for the annual meeting of NorCal Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)! Click here to get your spot.  

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Free Three-year Membership for ACS-Certified Graduates
Sep04

Free Three-year Membership for ACS-Certified Graduates

All students graduating this Spring with an ACS-Certified Chemistry Degree are eligible for a FREE, 3-year membership to ACS with full benefits and access to all our resources. It’s our way of rewarding them for their hard work and dedication. Click here for information on how to take advantage of this offer. Please let upcoming graduates know about this opportunity and help them understand the many benefits they’ll receive with...

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Call for More Diversity in the ACS 2022 National Awards Nominations
Sep04

Call for More Diversity in the ACS 2022 National Awards Nominations

Dr. Dorothy Phillips, Chair of the ACS Board Committee on Professional and Member Relations, sent out a plea for underrepresented groups to have more of a presence in the 2022 award nominations. In particular, she notes “In 2020, about 41% of the ACS membership was employed in industry, only 5% of the nominees for the 44 technical awards for the 2021 award cycle were chemists or chemical engineers working in industry. Similarly,...

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Councilor’s Report: John Berg, ACS Fall 2020
Sep04

Councilor’s Report: John Berg, ACS Fall 2020

As a Sacramento Section Councilor, I attended my first virtual National ACS Meeting this month. Everything went very well, and I attended the Council Meeting, the Region VI Caucus, the Senior Chemists Committee meeting, and the meeting of the Executive Committee of the Senior Chemists Committee. I have attached the Council Talking Points report, and highlights of the meetings follow: The Senior Chemists Committee is still very active,...

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