High School Student Scholarship: Due May 1
Feb21

High School Student Scholarship: Due May 1

The John Berg High School Chemistry Student Scholarship is presented annually to a high school student with a declared major in the chemical sciences who attends high school (including being homeschooled) within the boundaries of the Sacramento Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The Sacramento Section of the ACS will award a scholarship for $1,000 payable to the financial aid department of the student’s college or...

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2019 Janan Hayes High School Teacher Award
Feb21

2019 Janan Hayes High School Teacher Award

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Sacramento Section (map) is proud to announce the Fourth Annual award for high school teachers in our section, named for a Jan Hayes, a councilor, educator and ACS Fellow with over 40 years of involvement with the Sacramento Section. The 2019 Janan Hayes High School Teacher Award will be $500 in cash and $500 for chemistry supplies. Our Sacramento Section winner will then be nominated to enter any...

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Science Innovation Pipeline Program Application is Live
Feb12

Science Innovation Pipeline Program Application is Live

The Science Innovation Pipeline Program (SIPP) at Sacramento City College is a mentoring and summer research program that is designed to provide low income and minority high school students with early hands-on experience to help them develop a clearer understanding of what it is like to study science. The students who are selected for this program will: Get the opportunity to be mentored on interesting chemistry research projectsGet...

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A Successful Western Regional Meeting
Dec03

A Successful Western Regional Meeting

On October 27th 2018, Southern California Section and California Los Padres Section joined forces in organizing the Western Regional ACS meeting at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. A highly successful event, the meeting had 250 attendees, including many students from the local colleges and universities, as well as scientists from Jet Propulsion Lab, professors and teachers, and members of the chemistry industry. The...

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SCIENCE FAIR JUDGES NEEDED!!!
Dec02

SCIENCE FAIR JUDGES NEEDED!!!

The Sacramento School of Engineering and Sciences (SES) has scheduled its science and engineering fair for Wednesday, December 19th from 2:30 PM-6:15 PM and they need YOU to judge student science fair projects! Interested individuals can sign up or get more information by contacting Pat Wong (pat.wong@arb.ca.gov). SES is located in the Pocket Area of Sacramento (7345 Gloria Drive). However its students are from a cross section...

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Student International Travel Award
Nov24

Student International Travel Award

ACS Sacramento Section is announcing a new award: $1,000 for a student to travel internationally. The due date is February 1, 2019 at 5:00PM and all materials must be submitted to Dean Tantillo, member of our awards subcommittee. One award will be given in the amount of $1000 to support travel to an international chemistry conference/meeting/internship. Both undergraduates and graduate students are eligible to apply.  The application...

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ACS Sacramento Donates to SIPP
Nov24

ACS Sacramento Donates to SIPP

At its November meeting, the Sacramento Section voted to donate $1,000 to the Science Innovation Pipeline Program (SIPP). SIPP is a mentoring and summer research program that is designed to provide low-income minority high school students with early hands-on experience to help them develop a clearer understanding of what it is like to study science.

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Register for High School Chemistry Olympiad
Nov24

Register for High School Chemistry Olympiad

The Sacramento Section of the ACS is proud to organize the 2019 High School Chemistry Olympiad. The Olympiad witll be held at Sacramento City College. Last year’s Olympiad was a big success! For more information, please click here. To register or if you have questions, please contact Mako Masuno.  Students taking the local exam for the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad on March 24th at Sacramento City...

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Arlene Laurison Wins Regional Teacher Award
Oct20

Arlene Laurison Wins Regional Teacher Award

Arlene Laurison has won the 2018 Western Regional Excellence in High School Teaching Award. Laurison wins $1,000 and will travel to receive her award at the Western Region Meeting on October 27th in Pasadena.  Arlene Laurison Laurison previously won the 2018 Jan Hayes High School Teachers Award for the Sacramento Section. Our section will now be nominating her for the James Bryant Conant Award in High School Chemistry Teaching, a...

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Flavors of Chemistry 2018: Beer and Cheese
Oct20

Flavors of Chemistry 2018: Beer and Cheese

On September 29th we held our 4th annual Flavors of Chemistry event, with great success, with nearly 90 attendees. Members from several sections came together to honor award winners and learn about the chemistry of beer and cheese flavor. ACS Sacramento Section Chair Marc Foster opened the event by presenting awards to the Sacramento Section honorees. Three of the section’s long-time members were in attendance. Each long-time member...

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Celebrating 50 Years of ACS Membership: Anthony S. Wong, Ph.D.
Sep20

Celebrating 50 Years of ACS Membership: Anthony S. Wong, Ph.D.

Ph.D.  Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry, University of California, Davis M.S.  Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry, University of California, Davis M.A.  Education, California State University, Sacramento B.A.  Chemistry, California State University, Sacramento Dr. Wong has over 45 years experience in the analytical chemistry field.  He has served as principal investigator of numerous government and industrial projects...

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Celebrating 50 Years of ACS Membership: Paul N. Noble
Sep20

Celebrating 50 Years of ACS Membership: Paul N. Noble

Highlights of a Career in Chemistry Paul N. Noble, ACS member since 1968 Brief Chronology: B. A. in chemistry, Rice University, 1964        Ph. D. in physical chemistry, University of California (Berkeley), 1968 Thesis title: “Intramolecular Potential Functions from Vibrational Analysis and ab initio Calculation”        NSF faculty associate, University of Texas (Austin), 1968-1970        Member of CSUS Chemistry Department,...

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Celebrating 50 Years of ACS Membership: Donald Wedegaertner
Sep20

Celebrating 50 Years of ACS Membership: Donald Wedegaertner

Donald Wedegaertner graduated from UC Berkeley with a BS Chemistry degree in 1958.He joined the American Chemical Society in 1958 upon beginning graduate studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign where a PhD in Organic Chemistry was earned in 1962.  This was followed by postdoctoral research at Iowa State University.In 1963 he began a 42 year career teaching in the Chemistry Department at the University of Pacific,...

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Celebrating 50 Years of ACS Membership: Dr. Nori Y. Chu
Sep20

Celebrating 50 Years of ACS Membership: Dr. Nori Y. Chu

      Dr. Chu came to the United States of America to further his education after receiving a B. S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a Ph. D. degree in Physical Chemistry in 1968.       He pursued his professional career at American Optical Corporation in Massachusetts. He held the position of Director of Chemical Technology when he retired. His...

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Celebrating 50 Years of ACS Membership: Jan Hayes
Sep16

Celebrating 50 Years of ACS Membership: Jan Hayes

Jan Hayes (center) with Mariela Carpio-Obeso (left) and Bill Miller at the 2018 Fall ACS meeting Janan (Jan) Hayes first joined ACS during her Ph.D. program at Brigham Young University.  She had already gotten her B.A. and M.S. in Physical Science Education from Oregon State University and taught high school chemistry at Fortuna CA High School.  She came to Sacramento as a faculty member at American River College in 1971 after...

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Sterling B. Hendricks 2018 Award to James Seiber
Sep16

Sterling B. Hendricks 2018 Award to James Seiber

Dr. James N. Seiber The annual Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lectureship was established by the Agricultural Research Service in 1981 to honor the memory of a great scientist by recognizing scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the chemical science of agriculture. The US Department of Agriculture, American Chemical Society- Agrochemicals Division and Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division awarded the 2018 prize to...

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Space and beyond!
Aug23

Space and beyond!

Space and beyond: 2018 ACS Nano-Western Regional Meeting Saturday, October 27, 2018 California Institute of Technology, Pasadena “Chemistry is Out of this World” Speakers will talk on space/chemistry-related themes with a poster session for undergraduates and graduate students. Contact:...

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Flavors of Chemistry: Beer and Cheese!
Aug20

Flavors of Chemistry: Beer and Cheese!

ACS Sacramento Section is proud to present the 2018 Flavors of Chemistry event. The event will feature Prof. Charlie Bamforth speaking about the flavors of beer and  Prof. David Everett talking about the flavors of cheese. The event will occur on Saturday September 29th from 1-4pm in the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) Ballroom on the UC Davis campus.  Prof. Bamforth is the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and...

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Donations Towards Awards!
Jul19

Donations Towards Awards!

ACS Sacramento Section is happy to announce two donations towards funding its awards: $50 Anonymous: Student Travel Awards $50 Bill Miller:...

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Sponsor an Award
Jul11

Sponsor an Award

The Sacramento Section of the ACS has been working hard to recognize its members through three relatively new awards: Jan Hayes High School Teacher Award: $1,000 John Berg High School Chemistry Student Award: $1,000 Student Travel Awards: two $250 We are looking for someone or a company that would be willing to sponsor each of these awards. Please contact Bill Miller if you are interested in discussing a partial or full sponsorship of...

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