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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SCC Chem Club Picture in C&E News
Dec27

SCC Chem Club Picture in C&E News

As part of its celebration of National Chemistry Week, the Sacramento City College Chemistry Club held a “Pie A Prof” fundraiser event. A picture was submitted to C&E News. The picture appears in this article of the December 18, 2017 issue.

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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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UCD Chem Club Update November 2017
Nov16

UCD Chem Club Update November 2017

Here is the link to the UCD Chem Club Newsletter: Newsletter November 2017

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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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UC Davis Chemistry Open House
Oct18

UC Davis Chemistry Open House

ACS Sacramento sponsored a recruitment event during the orientation week for UC Davis incoming graduate students to publicize our organization and answer any questions the students had about ACS. The event was a success, with great interest being shown in the local...

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Active Semester for SCC Chem Club
Oct17

Active Semester for SCC Chem Club

Sacramento City Chemistry Club – October Sacramento City Chemistry Club never stops working hard to bring students together for the love of experiments, community events, and all things chemistry. With a new group of club officers and many new experiments so far it will be another great year! So far this semester our club has done a lot to maintain our focus on science in our community from a tour looking at how chemistry is...

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UCD Chem Club Wins Awards!
Oct15

UCD Chem Club Wins Awards!

What is the Chemistry Club up to now? From presentations during orientation to watching Guardians of the Galaxy while bonding with fellow transfer students, your ACS Chemistry Club was busy even before the fall quarter started. Now that school has started once again , we are excited to have you join us and be part of the fun. Perhaps you saw us during the Major Resource Fair or the Fall Open House. Maybe you came to our movie date...

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React! The New Organic Chemistry Game/Study Tool
May05

React! The New Organic Chemistry Game/Study Tool

By Daniel Rosenthal Organic chemistry is a leading reason students avoid STEM careers – from medicine to bioengineering to chemistry. Nationally, an estimated 30,000 would-be doctors do not get accepted to medical school, many because of organic chemistry. In fact, at UC Berkeley, organic chemistry has twice the fail rate compared to other courses.   In their organic chemistry classes, UC Berkeley undergraduates Prerak Juthani and...

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68th Annual ACS-BBQ at University of the Pacific
May04

68th Annual ACS-BBQ at University of the Pacific

By Andy Franz On April 22, 2017, the Department of Chemistry at the University of the Pacific held its 68th Annual ACS-BBQ for approximately 110 alumni and friends in attendance. The Sacramento Section of the ACS generously supported the event, which featured Nirmal Saini, chief of the Center for Analytical Chemistry at the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). His talk was titled “The Role Science Plays at the CDFA”....

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SCC ACS Chemistry Club: A Strong Year Coming to a Close
May04

SCC ACS Chemistry Club: A Strong Year Coming to a Close

By Avalon Miller and Ifrah Qureshi Ifrah Qureshi, Club President, and Avalon Miller, Club Vice President, and advisor William Miller, exhibited the club poster at the American Chemical Society National Convention in San Francisco. The poster showcased some of the events and trips the club participated in this year, as well as goals achieved and future plans and aspirations for the club. The privilege to attend such a convention was...

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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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Travel Award Winners
May04

Travel Award Winners

SACACS is happy to announce the winners of our most recent travel awards: Jamieson Thom, an undergraduate from Sacramento City College, Benjamin Wigman, an undergraduate student from UC Davis, and Sven Hackbusch, a graduate student from University of the Pacific. The awards were presented at the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, where each winner presented their research.

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ACS Sacramento Section Button Design Contest
Mar26

ACS Sacramento Section Button Design Contest

The ACS Sacramento section is excited to announce our second Button Design Contest! This competition is open to all members of the ACS Sacramento Section. The winning design will become the official button for the ACS Sacramento Section and win $100. All designs must be emailed to cmsaunders@ucdavis.edu with the subject line “ACS Button Design” by 5:00pm on June 1st. Please also include a description of the image or the story behind...

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UCD Chem Club Keeps Busy
Mar26

UCD Chem Club Keeps Busy

This past Winter quarter the Chemistry Club at UC Davis has been busy! We’ve helped out with many chemical demonstrations and Q&A panels for Pleasant Hill High School, St. Charles Borromeo School, and several other schools. Along with this we also helped organize an ACS-funded project to give local elementary school teachers demonstration kits to use in their own classrooms. Outside of outreach, we held our second annual...

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Sacramento City Chemistry Club Fall to Spring
Mar26

Sacramento City Chemistry Club Fall to Spring

From Fall to Spring, the Sacramento City Chemistry Club has continued its tradition of bringing together students who love science through events and experiments. The club hosts bi-weekly meetings where the team comes together to talk chemistry and hold demo experiments, like the Black Snake at the end of each meeting. Early October 2016 many club members and chemistry students volunteered at an ACS Flavors of Chemistry event that had...

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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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American Chemical Society Student Chapter of San Joaquin Delta College
Feb26

American Chemical Society Student Chapter of San Joaquin Delta College

Our motive is to promote professional development, mentoring, and peer-support mechanisms for undergraduates majoring in chemical sciences. We organize programs, events, and activities in the Chemistry department, reach out to local schools in the community, and initiated a scholarship program for our student members.  Our operation is to visit local schools and demonstrate chemical reactions and phase changes to entice our youth in...

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Sacramento State Chemistry Club
Feb26

Sacramento State Chemistry Club

As the spring semester begins at Sacramento State University, the Chemistry Club takes time to reflect back on a productive fall semester and is poised to take advantage of opportunities in the spring semester. October began with our club hosting a workshop for the Expanding Your Horizons conference at Sacramento State.  It has become an annual tradition for the Chemistry Club to participate in this conference; we take great pride in...

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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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