Sharing Chemistry with Kids in Honduras
Jul11

Sharing Chemistry with Kids in Honduras

If you google “Chispa”, which means “spark” in Spanish, you would learn that it is the name of a Latino dating app, but the Chispa Project is a volunteer effort to provide books to Honduran students.  Our section had a couple hundred extra Earth Day booklets in Spanish that we donated to this cause.  As you can see by the smiles below, the booklets were much...

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2018 Cal EPA Earth Day Celebration
May17

2018 Cal EPA Earth Day Celebration

The Sacramento Section invited over 150 attendees at the annual CalEPA Earth Day Celebration to participate in an experiment demonstrating how CO2 absorption can increase acidity of the oceans. Kids and adults alike were amazed at the color change indicating a lower pH after blowing bubbles in a neutral solution with red cabbage pH indicator.  The budding scientists were awarded stickers, mini-moles, tattoos and booklets with more...

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SACRAMENTO MARCH FOR SCIENCE
Mar10

SACRAMENTO MARCH FOR SCIENCE

Did you march last year?  If you did, you probably plan to join the 2018 March for Science to be held April 14th in downtown Sacramento.  If not, now is your chance!  Mark your calendars and we’ll provide information on a meet-up location before the event if you’d like to walk with other Sacramento Section members.  Last year, the route was from Southside Park to the state capitol, which is about a mile.  For more info, check out the...

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JOIN THE ACS SACRAMENTO SECTION FOR A KINGS GAME!
Mar10

JOIN THE ACS SACRAMENTO SECTION FOR A KINGS GAME!

We have tickets (lower level this year!) to the Kings vs. Dallas Mavericks game on Tuesday, March 27 at the Golden1 Arena.  Cost to you is only $25 per ticket and includes a special halftime bonus!  Contact Cindy Castronovo at ccastron@comcast.net to make your reservation. Details on the special half-time bonus: Group Name: American Chemical Society Date: March 27, 2018 Doors Open @ 5:30 p.m. Tip-off @ 7:00 p.m. This experience begins...

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW 2018 SECTION OFFICERS!!
Feb04

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW 2018 SECTION OFFICERS!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW 2018 SECTION OFFICERS!! Thanks to all of you who voted in our last election, though we did have a response rate of only 4%, perhaps as all candidates ran unopposed. Here are the terms of the current section officers and councilors: 2018 Chair Marc Foster 2018 Chair-Elect Carla Saunders 2018-2019 Secretary Cindy Castronovo 2018 Treasurer Terry O’Brien 2017-2019 Councilor John Berg 2018-2020 Councilor...

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