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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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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UCD Chem Club Plans for New Year
Nov17

UCD Chem Club Plans for New Year

The Chemistry Club at UC Davis continues to regularly participate in chemical demonstrations as a part of educational outreach, such as at the annual Picnic Day event where over 2,000 people watch several shows and interact with hands-on demos. The club has also focused on outreach other than chemical demonstrations. We try to aid in the formation of new chemistry clubs at community colleges in the area. We have answered many...

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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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SCC ACS Chemistry Club: Furthering Fall’s Fun
Nov15

SCC ACS Chemistry Club: Furthering Fall’s Fun

The Fall 2016 Semester is nearly starting to wrap up at Sacramento City College (SCC), and the SCC ACS Chemistry Club has done its best to use the semester for finding a number of engaging activities for student members to take part in. Continuing from the Chemistry Club’s previous events, a few more special endeavors worth pointing out included many members participating in the SCC Centennial Chemistry Magic Show, hosting its first...

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SCC ACS Chemistry Club: The New Academic Year Brings New Members and New Opportunities
Sep25

SCC ACS Chemistry Club: The New Academic Year Brings New Members and New Opportunities

The Fall 2016 Semester has begun at Sacramento City College, bringing in many new students to the college campus. The summer recess provided the club’s officers with plenty of time to plan for the current academic year. With the summer now over, these plans have begun to set in motion, giving the SCC ACS Chemistry Club an opportunity to invite many new members and partake in student activities. So far this year, the Chemistry Club has...

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Upcoming Events at Modesto Junior College
Sep14

Upcoming Events at Modesto Junior College

by Steve Murov Modesto Junior College will host a Halloween Chemistry Show on Friday October 21st from 7-8:30pm. Tickets are available here. In addition, Modesto Junior College and Stanislaus County have many interesting science events scheduled for this academic year. Please note that the MJC Great Valley Museum has just opened a new exhibit called Exploring Matter: An Interactive, Inexpensive Chemistry Exhibit for Museums. Rarely do...

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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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UCD Chem Club: Several Successful Events
Apr21

UCD Chem Club: Several Successful Events

The Chemistry Club at UC Davis had a lot of fun over winter quarter. We were able to include fifteen members in our first ever soap project that included a procedure and wet lab synthesis designed by our vice president Ben Wigman and one of our most active members Matthew Cheung. The event allowed for a hands-on experience with the process of saponification. The excess soap has been packaged and is now being sold in order to raise...

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CRC Chem Club: Upcoming Events
Apr21

CRC Chem Club: Upcoming Events

The Chemistry Club at Cosumnes River College has been a bit quiet this semester, but it has been the calm before the storm! Although we spent the majority of the semester studying Organic Chemistry (and hoping for Professor Reese’s speedy recovery from pneumonia), the next couple of weeks will be extremely busy! On April 29th we will attend a tour, which was graciously arranged by the District Attorney’s Office, at Sacramento’s...

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Busy Busy Chemistry Club
Apr21

Busy Busy Chemistry Club

These past couple months have kept the Sacramento City ACS Chemistry Club busy and on their toes. The clubs have been doing events back to back. In the month of March 2016, the Chemistry Club participated at Club day on SCC campus. The club performed an all crowd favorite demo, which is the liquid nitrogen demo. Many attendees present at the Club Day event thoroughly enjoyed the demo and have signed up for the Chemistry Club, proving...

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SCC Chem Club: Planning for the Semester
Feb09

SCC Chem Club: Planning for the Semester

On February 5, 2016, the Sacramento City Chemistry Club held their first general meeting of the spring 2016 semester. The club had an amazing turnout. Over 10 new members joined the Chemistry Club! In the first general meeting, the club officers gave a slideshow presentation of the Chemistry cluband what the club is about. Each officer present was able to introduce themselves to new members of the clubs. Topics that were discussed at...

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UC Davis Chem Club Activities
Feb09

UC Davis Chem Club Activities

The chemistry club at UCD had a very active fall quarter. We were involved in several chemistry demonstrations in collaboration with the chemistry department’s outreach committee. In honor of national chemistry week we helped host a two day event at the discovery museum science and space center in Sacramento during which we had table top demos for small children. We were even featured on Good Day Sacramento to advertise the event. We...

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CRC Chem Club Keeps Active
Feb09

CRC Chem Club Keeps Active

Last semester, the CRC Chemistry Club was extremely busy. During the Club Activities Fair, we sold handmade chemistry-themed t-shirts and midterm survival kits in order to raise money for the club. The t-shirts were extremely popular and we were able to raise several hundred dollars for the Chemistry Club! Due to a spirit competition between clubs, a number of club members dressed up as mad scientists and impressed students with their...

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Sacramento State Chemistry Club
Nov23

Sacramento State Chemistry Club

The Sacramento State Chemistry Club is proud of our long tradition of community outreach. This outreach comes in many forms such as organizing hands-on chemistry activities and demonstrations both on campus and in the community, as well as hosting chemistry workshops for local elementary or middle school students. At the beginning of October, the Chemistry Club participated in the Expanding Your Horizons conference at Sacramento...

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Delta College: Chemistry is Everywhere
Nov23

Delta College: Chemistry is Everywhere

The American Chemical Society chapter at San Joaquin Delta College has had one of its most memorable moments on the month of October, as the students and the chemistry faculty performed a wonderful chemistry show. The show was done for National Chemistry week on October 22th at the San Joaquin Delta College new Science and Math building. Everyone was invited to this event and thus naming the performance “Chemistry is Everywhere”. The...

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SCC Chemistry Club Events in October and November 2015
Nov23

SCC Chemistry Club Events in October and November 2015

SCC Chemistry Club Events in October and November 2015 On November 13, 2015, the Sacramento City Chemistry Club hosted a Chemistry Club Social to welcome members of the Chemistry Club at Cosumnes River College to Sacramento City College. The event was held in one of the lecture rooms of Lillard Hall. Members from both Chemistry clubs were able to meet each other and get to know one other. Food and drinks were provided by the SCC...

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San Joaquin Delta College Chemistry for Everyone
Oct07

San Joaquin Delta College Chemistry for Everyone

From a simple cornstarch and water demonstration, to a more complicated one, such as one that turns a clear glass flask into a mirror by the reduction of silver nitrate, the ACS chapter here at Delta College drives itself from sparking the love of chemistry in students. ACS and its members take pride in putting on volunteering events and chemistry demonstrations, that with its glamorous effects, will leave an impact on the students....

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