ACS Career Day Northern California
Sep17

ACS Career Day Northern California

Attend afree event in Berkeley, CA on October 20, 2018 where you’ll improve your career search by attending panel discussions, table talks, and networking activities, and sharpen your professional skills with personalized career advice. For more information,...

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Assistant Professor, Biochemistry at UCSB
Sep16

Assistant Professor, Biochemistry at UCSB

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara announces a search for a tenure-track faculty member in biochemistry with an anticipated start date of Fall 2019 at the Assistant Professor level. Outstanding candidates with research interests in all areas of biochemistry and allied fields are invited to apply, including (but not limited to) synthetic biology, molecular systems biology,...

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Career Conference in Chemistry at UC Davis Bows to a Successful Third Run
Apr15

Career Conference in Chemistry at UC Davis Bows to a Successful Third Run

By Samantha Teshima 2018-19 Peer Advisor UC Davis Department of Chemistry On Saturday, March 10, the UC Davis’s Department of Chemistry hosted its third Career Conference in Chemistry, an event that serves as a vehicle where majors in chemistry can learn from recruiters and representatives about what they need to develop when entering their post-graduate careers. It also gave invited companies and organizations the opportunity to meet...

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Save the Date 4-20: Cannabis Analytical Chemistry in California
Feb04

Save the Date 4-20: Cannabis Analytical Chemistry in California

Save the Date! On April 20th Marc Foster,Chair of the Sacramento Section of ACS,  will be giving a seminar entitled “Cannabis Analytical Chemistry in California”. More information will be in the next...

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Call for Proposals: California Sea Grant College Program
Feb04

Call for Proposals: California Sea Grant College Program

New Faculty: Call for Proposals 2019  Application Deadline: April 10, 2018 Special Focus Awards The California Sea Grant College Program is now soliciting full proposals for projects to begin on/after February 1, 2019. New faculty* from universities throughout California are invited to apply. California Sea Grant continues to focus on the following integrated themes (or Strategic Focus Areas): Healthy Coastal Ecosystems Sustainable...

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3rd Annual Career Conference in Chemistry at UC Davis
Feb04

3rd Annual Career Conference in Chemistry at UC Davis

3rd Annual Career Conference in Chemistry Saturday, March 10, 2018 8:30a-3:00p Student Community Center, UC Davis REGISTRATION OPENED ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018 Plan to join us for this free half-day outreach event where majors in Chemistry can learn from recruiters and professional representatives about what they need to develop when entering their post-graduate careers. It also gives invited companies and organizations the...

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3-year PhD Assistantship in coastal planning, policy and design to pursue research on climate and disaster visualizations
Oct15

3-year PhD Assistantship in coastal planning, policy and design to pursue research on climate and disaster visualizations

3-year PhD Assistantship in coastal planning, policy and design to pursue research on climate and disaster visualizations The University of Rhode Island (URI) Dept. of Marine Affairs (web.uri.edu/maf) is seeking a PhD student to study climate and disaster visualization techniques. URI is recognized as a leader in the US and globally in the field of coastal climate adaptation. The student will pursue the application of design theory...

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Looking for Mentors: School of Engineering and Sciences
Oct15

Looking for Mentors: School of Engineering and Sciences

The School of Engineering and Sciences (SES) is looking for volunteers to mentor students as they prepare their science projects and senior projects, serve as judges at science fairs, and speak or sponsor a Friday lunch talk.  The school is a combination middle/high school which accepts students within the Sacramento School District and is located in the Pocket area in South Sacramento.  Please contact Patrick Wong at...

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Agilent’s Lunch and Learn Seminar on August 02
Jul30

Agilent’s Lunch and Learn Seminar on August 02

Agilent’s Lunch and Learn Seminar will be held on Wednesday, August 02 in Sacramento, California from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. This free face-to-face symposium gives you the opportunity to network with your colleagues in the industry, stay up-to-date with the latest science & technology from Agilent, as well as chat with our specialists & application chemists about your analytical questions and concerns. Agenda 10:00 AM – 10:15...

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Sequoia Analytical Labs Welcomes Dr. Marc Foster
Jul30

Sequoia Analytical Labs Welcomes Dr. Marc Foster

Sequoia Analytical Labs would like to welcome to its staff, Chief Scientist Dr. Marc Foster. Educated at the University of Washington, Dr. Foster is an analytical chemist of broad experience and expertise. Not only is Dr. Foster a 20-year veteran of HPLC method development and management, he is skilled in training staff and expanding laboratory practices. Accomplished in both start-up laboratories and established, larger firms, Dr....

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Andrew Waterhouse’s New Book Highlighted in C&E News
Jun26

Andrew Waterhouse’s New Book Highlighted in C&E News

Professor Andrew Waterhouse’s new book “Understanding Wine Chemistry” was highlighted in the June 12th edition of Chemical and Engineering News. Waterhouse is a Professor of Viticulture and Enology at UC...

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Joyce Takahashi: 60 Year Member of ACS
Jun26

Joyce Takahashi: 60 Year Member of ACS

Joyce Nao Takahashi  (a.k.a. Joyce T. Doi) has been a member of the ACS for 60 years. We are pleased to be able to honor her at our 2017 Flavors of Chemistry event. We asked Joyce to write a summary of her years with ACS: I joined the student affiliates of ACS when I was an undergraduate at UC Berkeley.  Initially I was planning to be a high school science teacher, but my fascination with chemistry led me to graduate school at UCLA...

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Spring Update for UC Davis Chemistry Club
May04

Spring Update for UC Davis Chemistry Club

By Ben Wigman The Chemistry Club at UC Davis has been busy preparing for one of its biggest events of the year, Picnic Day! This year the Educational Outreach committee and the Chemistry Club combined had nearly 50 volunteers help put together our “It’s not Magic it’s Chemistry” shows and a variety of hands-on demonstrations. In total it’s estimated that over 2,000 people attended the shows or were able to stop by the table...

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Next ACS Sacramento Section ExCom Meeting
Mar25

Next ACS Sacramento Section ExCom Meeting

The next ACS Sacramento Section Executive Committee meeting will be 7pm on Sunday April 23rd in Davis at the SCC Davis Center. The Executive Committee plans, organizes, and sponsors events for chemists in the Sacramento region. Interested in finding out more? Contact Cindy Castronovo.  

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ADSE Young Researcher Conference
Feb26

ADSE Young Researcher Conference

Hosted by the Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering (ADSE) on April 1st at UC Davis Join ADSE for a day of mentoring and supporting young researchers through graduate student-focused programs targeting professional development, fostering research interests through talks and posters, career panels and a working lunch. There will also be a networking reception and featured keynote speaker soon to be announced! Do not miss...

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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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Career Paths in Chemistry Held at SCC
Aug29

Career Paths in Chemistry Held at SCC

On May 14th at Sacramento City College, four speakers talked about a wide range of topics related to their careers including the job outlook for chemists, the “two-body problem” of finding suitable jobs for both partners in the relationship, and a lot about teaching and learning as witnessed by the two professors who gave talks. Handeep Kaur, Wireless R&D Failure Isolation and Analysis Engineer at Intel in Folsom,...

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