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 AM...

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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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UC Davis Department of Chemistry Launches Inaugural “Career Fair”
Aug28

UC Davis Department of Chemistry Launches Inaugural “Career Fair”

by Perry Gee On Saturday, April 23, 2016, the Department of Chemistry at UC Davis hosted its inaugural “Career Fair in Chemistry.” This half-day outreach event was held as a vehicle for chemistry majors to learn from industry insiders and alumnus about what they need to develop (or consider) when entering their post-graduate careers. It also gave the presenters an opportunity to meet potential candidates first-hand....

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Career Paths In Chemistry
Apr22

Career Paths In Chemistry

May 14, 2016  9am-2:30pm Sacramento City College Lillard Hall Room 101 Coffee, bagels, and light lunch provided Please RSVP to Bill Miller Did you ever wonder what it’s like to work as a chemist for Intel? As a professor? For the U.S. Geological Survey? What’s it take to get to one of these positions? What kinds of work do they do? On May 14th at 9am at Sacramento City College, four chemists will talk about their...

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1st Annual UCD Career Fair In Chemistry
Apr22

1st Annual UCD Career Fair In Chemistry

1ST ANNUAL UCD CAREER FAIR in CHEMISTRY Saturday, April 23, 2016 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Student Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room The Ambassadors of Mathematical & Physical Sciences would like to invite you to attend the 1st Annual Career Fair in Chemistry. This half-day event will be composed of a panel discussion with representatives from chemical companies and governmental organizations followed by individual or small...

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Involvement In ACS To Help Your Career And Fellowship/Grant Applications
Feb09

Involvement In ACS To Help Your Career And Fellowship/Grant Applications

As a chemistry graduate student at UC Davis I am regularly applying for funding opportunities and fellowships within my field. Most applications typically have a component asking for information about your broader impacts on society, or in other words the application is asking, “If we are going to fund you, how are you going to benefit the general population?” My time volunteering with the ACS Sacramento Section has allowed me to talk...

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My Super-Commuting Life
May21

My Super-Commuting Life

by Handeep Kaur The thought of moving out of CA was hard to stomach. My husband had been moving up fast in his career with the state. I had spent most of my life comfortably in California surrounded by my family, friends, and accustomed surroundings.  For years, I had been devoted to staying in the Sacramento-Bay area after I finished my Ph.D. in Chemistry from UC Davis.  After all, I thought, life is about spending it with those near...

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Synthetic Chemist to Semiconductor Engineer

I never thought I’d finish grad school. At least that’s what I thought as my last year at UC Davis dragged on. My peers around me were acquiring impressive post-docs around the world and I tried to be interested in what everyone else was interested in. However, I had decided long before my last year in grad school that my time in academia would be limited to my Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. Instead, I wanted to work for...

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