Remembering Dr. Marilyn Olmstead
Dec18

Remembering Dr. Marilyn Olmstead

It is with deep sadness that we observe the passing of Dr. Marilyn Olmstead, Professor Emerita of Chemistry, on September 30, 2020. Dr. Olmstead characterized with X-ray crystallography the first ever endohedral metallofullerene and first-ever non-IPR obeying endohedral metallofullerene, and she was one of the world’s foremost and most prolific fullerene crystallographers. At the time of her passing, Dr. Olmstead had an H-Index of 84,...

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The First Virtual Flavors of Chemistry Was a Success
Nov30

The First Virtual Flavors of Chemistry Was a Success

On October 8th the Sacramento ACS section virtually hosted its annual Flavors of Chemistry event. This is the time when we acknowledge our longest-participating members and this year David Marten, Ken Warburton, and George Zweifel all received special recognition. The guest speaker of the main presentation was Philipp Zerbe, an associate professor in the department of Plant Biology at the University of California at Davis. Professor...

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Chemistry Shorts: brief films that spotlight innovative chemistry
Nov30

Chemistry Shorts: brief films that spotlight innovative chemistry

Chemistry Shorts is a new series of brief films that spotlight innovative ways that chemists and chemical engineers are working to solve important problems and create new opportunities. Each film is accompanied by a lesson plan that offers suggestions on how to integrate it into the classroom. The first three films and lesson plans are available at chemistryshorts.org and on YouTube.

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22nd ChemLuminary Awards December 9th
Nov30

22nd ChemLuminary Awards December 9th

The 22nd Annual ChemLuminary Awards ceremony, will be held virtually on Wednesday, December 9, at 4 p.m. ET. This year’s theme, “2020 Focus on Our Volunteers: Moving Chemistry Forward,” honors the work of our volunteers to continue to improve people’s lives. The ceremony will include a keynote address by Janet L. Bryant, recipient of the 2020 Award for Volunteer Service to the American Chemical Society. Don’t miss the exciting live...

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3 Positions for the CA Water Resources Control Board in San Bernardino
Nov30

3 Positions for the CA Water Resources Control Board in San Bernardino

Student Assistant (Engineering and Architectural Sciences): The Division of Drinking Water is looking for a student who will be working to ensure that the public have safe and reliable access to drinking water. The San Bernardino District’s jurisdictional area ranges from the dense urban centers of the Inland Empire, to the iconic Death Valley National Monument, and the mountains of Mammoth Lakes. We regulate over 150 water systems...

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