Student Travel Grant to the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco
Jan27

Student Travel Grant to the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco

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

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High School Chemistry Olympiad
Jan27

High School Chemistry Olympiad

Organized by Mako Masuno of MicroMidas, Inc. and hosted by Sacramento City College (SCC), the Sacramento Section is proud to announce the 2017 United States National Chemistry Olympiad Local Exam will take place on March 11th at SCC. Last year’s Olympiad was the largest one ever for the Sacramento Section and we hope to keep growing! Please let Mako know as soon as you can if you, your child, or your students are interested in...

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Three Student Chapters Win Awards in Sacramento Section
Dec15

Three Student Chapters Win Awards in Sacramento Section

Congratulations to the ACS Chartered Chemistry Clubs at Sacramento State, UC Davis, and Sacramento City College (SCC)! Both Sacramento State and UC Davis received “Commendable” awards for the 2015-2016 academic year. SCC received an Honorable Mention and was also recognized for being a “Green Chemistry Student Chapter”. A full list of winning chapters is available here. For the 2015-2016 academic year, there...

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Flavors of Chemistry 2016 Brings Together ACS Local Sections
Nov17

Flavors of Chemistry 2016 Brings Together ACS Local Sections

The 2016 Flavors of Chemistry: Wine and Cheese event brought together members of three local ACS sections to learn about and taste wine and cheese. District VI Director Paul David Jagodzinski gave introductory comments to open the event. Several members of the Sacramento section were also honored, including Steve Hummel, the inaugural winner of the Jan Hayes High School Teacher Award. Dr. Moshe Rosenberg, Professor and Specialist,...

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$250 Student Chapter Grant Program
Nov17

$250 Student Chapter Grant Program

ACS Sacramento Section is announcing a new grant opportunity. Student chapters within the section may apply for up to $250 to engage in outreach to K-12 schools. Contact Bill Miller for more information.

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2017 Janan Hayes High School Teacher Award
Nov17

2017 Janan Hayes High School Teacher Award

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Sacramento Section (map) is proud to announce the Second 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 2017 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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Flavors of Chemistry 2016 Photo Gallery
Oct10

Flavors of Chemistry 2016 Photo Gallery

A variety of pictures of the Flavors of Chemistry event on October 1st at the ARC Ballroom on the UC Davis campus. All pictures were taken by Dan Gruber....

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Back by Popular Demand: Flavors of Chemistry
Sep25

Back by Popular Demand: Flavors of Chemistry

Flavors of Chemistry: The Chemistry of Wine and Cheese including wine and cheese tastings October 1, 2016  2-6pm Activities and Recreation Center UC Davis Campus Tickets on Sale Now! This is a popular event so get your tickets soon! We are pleased to announce the return of a very popular event from last year: our Flavors of Chemistry event. Professor Moshe Rosenberg, Professor and Specialist in Dairy Engineering and Technology in the...

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ACS Sacramento Reusable Grocery Bags
Sep25

ACS Sacramento Reusable Grocery Bags

Look for these great new bags at upcoming ACS Sacramento...

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60 Year ACS Member Rodney Sime
Sep15

60 Year ACS Member Rodney Sime

Rodney Sime was born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1931, and entered the University of Wisconsin in 1949, majoring in Chemistry. Interrupted by two years in the US Air Force, he graduated in 1955 and became an ACS member. He then began grad school at the University of Washington (Seattle) and got his PhD in physical chemistry in 1959. His doctoral research was in high temperature thermodynamics. At Washington, he began a long love of...

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60 Year Member Donald Frankel
Sep09

60 Year Member Donald Frankel

Donald Frankel was born in 1928. He served in the US Army 1946-67. During this time he received a BS in Chemistry in 1952 from Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve). Frnakel’s first job was in Cleveland with a fiber company doing methods development and QC management. He moved to California in 1955 to work for a large chemical company in a small pesticide research lab as an analytical chemist using IR & GC....

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50 Year Member Ken Stoub
Sep08

50 Year Member Ken Stoub

Ken Stoub has been a Senior Lead Assessor for the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) in the Food Chemistry, Food Microbiology, Environmental, Environmental Lead, Chemical, Biological, Radiochemistry, Animal Drug Testing Fields, World Anti-Doping Association – Human Drug Testing, as well as for PT Provider and Reference Material Provider Accreditation since 1994. He holds an ISO 9000 Lead Auditor training...

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50 Year Member Kewal Dhami
Sep07

50 Year Member Kewal Dhami

Dr. Kewal Dhami is being honored for his 50 years of ACS membership. During this time, he has made a number of significant contributions to the chemical sciences. Dhami received his B.S.(1954), M.S. (1956) and Ph.D. (1965) from the University of Western Ontario. His Ph.D. work involved early carbon-13 studies on a variety of compounds including acetophenones, anisoles, and styrenes. His Ph.D. work resulted in six publications in the...

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Annual Awards Given at UoP BBQ
Aug29

Annual Awards Given at UoP BBQ

by Andy Franz On April 30, 2016, the Department of Chemistry at the University of the Pacific held its 67th Annual ACS-BBQ for approximately 140 alumni and friends in attendance. The Sacramento Section of the ACS generously supported the event, which featured Dr. Tami Spector, professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of San Francisco. Her talk was titled “Chemistry and Contemporary Visual Art” and illuminated examples in which...

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Hummel wins High School Teacher Award
May24

Hummel wins High School Teacher Award

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Sacramento Section is pleased to announce that Steven Hummel of Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills has one its inaugural High School Teachers Award. Hummel’s nomination packet, submitted by his student Dustin Nguyen, noted that, “Mr. Hummel teaches in a way where he wants to make sure that everyone understands. He always tries to help those that are struggling by offering help at lunch, after...

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National High School Chemistry Olympiad: April 23, 2016
Apr21

National High School Chemistry Olympiad: April 23, 2016

Sacramento City College is happy to host the National Chemistry Olympiad April 23rd, 2016 at 9:30am in Lillard Hall 203.  Congratulations to those students who qualified for the National Chemistry Olympiad: Name High School Tom Laurison Sheldon Abigail McInnes Sheldon Diana Ly (1st alternate) Sheldon Kenneth Du (2nd alternate) Sheldon Amish Jain Vista Del Lago Raj Ajudia Vista Del Lago Nikhil Kowdle (1st alternate) Vista Del Lago...

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Save the Date 10/01/16: The Flavors of Chemistry
Apr21

Save the Date 10/01/16: The Flavors of Chemistry

Last year, our Flavors of Chemistry event was so popular that we decided to bring it back again this year except this time twice as many people will be able to attend. We have just reserved space on the UC Davis campus for this event. More information will be coming, but we know the date: 10/01/16. The event will bring together the Sacramento, Santa Clara Valley, and California sections to learn about the chemistry of wine and...

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EPA Puts out Call for Environmental Education Grants
Feb15

EPA Puts out Call for Environmental Education Grants

Under the Environmental Education Grants Program, EPA seeks grant proposals from eligible applicants to support environmental education projects that promote environmental awareness and stewardship and help provide people with the skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment. This grant program provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices,...

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High School Chemistry Olympiad: Register by February 12
Feb10

High School Chemistry Olympiad: Register by February 12

The local High School Chemistry Olympiad will be held on March 12th at Sacramento City College. To qualify for the National Chemistry Olympiad and, potentially, the International Chemistry Olympiad. ACS provides more information here. To register a student or students, please contact Mako Masuno by February 12th. Planned Time: Exam Begins at 9:30am Exam Ends at 11:30am Ice Cream party until 12:30pm Back by popular demand, the...

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New Award for High School Teachers
Feb09

New Award for High School Teachers

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Sacramento Section is establishing a new award for high school teachers in our section (map). The award will be $500 in cash and $500 for chemistry supplies. Our Sacramento Section winner will then be nominated to enter any regional and national competitions for High School Chemistry Teachers. The application is due March 31, 2016. The application can be downloaded...

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