2018 Miller Symposium
Apr11

2018 Miller Symposium

SAC ACS was happy to co-sponsor the 2018 R. Bryan Miller Symposium held at UC Davis on March 15-16, 2018. This event brought together chemists from across northern California, many from the Sacramento region, to present their research in organic and biological chemistry. The opening Plenary Speaker, John Clardy, discussed the chemistry of bacteria, and the closing Plenary Speaker, Michael Marletta, discussed the chemistry and biology...

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Science of Sexual Harassment
Apr11

Science of Sexual Harassment

The Women Chemists’ Committee (WCC) and Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN) put on a special session at the Spring ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, LA in which the prevalence of sexual harassment in chemical fields was described and mitigation measures were discussed. Stephanie Hare, a graduate student at UC Davis, was one of the co-organizers and session co-chairs. The event was very well attended – at times the venue...

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Student Travel Award Winner: Kevin Camacho
Mar10

Student Travel Award Winner: Kevin Camacho

Congratulations to our 2018 Student Travel Award Winner who will make a presentation in the Undergraduate Research at the Frontiers of Inorganic Chemistry session (Sunday, Mar 18 5:30-7:30 PM, Hall D, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center) at the ACS Spring National Meeting! Kevin Camacho, CSU Sacramento, INOR 258: Synthesis and characterization of indium (III) redox active ligand...

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How Chemistry May Extend Meaningful Lifetime by Attila Pavlath
Dec13

How Chemistry May Extend Meaningful Lifetime by Attila Pavlath

Working with the UC Davis Department of Chemistry and the UC Davis Chemistry Club, SAC ACS sponsored a visit from Attila Pavlath, former ACS President (2001). Dr. Pavlath spoke on “How Chemistry May Extend Meaningful Lifetime” to an audience of approximately 40 students, faculty and others from the Sacramento area. His remarks touched on most everything from microchips to artificial organs, highlighting the impact of chemistry in...

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Student Travel Grant to the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans
Nov16

Student Travel Grant to the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans

The Sacramento Section of the American Chemical Society is pleased to announce the fourth year of travel grants to support undergraduate and graduate students presenting their work at national and regional meetings. Last year’s winners presented their work at the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco. Award Information: Two awards will be given in the amount of $250 each (one to a graduate student and one to an undergraduate). These...

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