Councilor’s Report – Spring 2017 ACS Meeting, San Francisco
May04

Councilor’s Report – Spring 2017 ACS Meeting, San Francisco

As your Councilor, I attended the ACS meeting in San Francisco, working with the Committee on Economic and Professional Affairs (CEPA), the Graduate Education Advisory Group (GEAB), and of course, the ACS Council. CEPA:  Most of the weekend was spent in a strategic planning meeting, with a short business meeting on Saturday morning.  The Subcommittee on Public Policy, of which I am the Chair, presented plans to renew the Retirement...

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Councilor Report: John Berg
Sep24

Councilor Report: John Berg

As one of your Councilors, I attended the national ACS meeting in Philadelphia in August.  My meetings included the CEPA (Committee on Economic and Professional Affairs) Executive Committee on Friday evening, CEPA all day Saturday, the Graduate Education Advisory Board (GEAB) on Monday morning, and of course the Council meeting on Wednesday.  I also checked out the exposition, but alas, did not score any tee shirts this time. The most...

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Spring 2016 Councilor’s Report: Janice Frias
Apr22

Spring 2016 Councilor’s Report: Janice Frias

by Janice Frias I was thrilled to be able to attend the Spring 2016 National Conference of the American Chemical Society to hear the latest research applicable to my job as a protein chemist at Novozymes, Inc., and to represent the local Sacramento section as Alternate Councilor. The technical program was terrific, as usual! Many talks in the Divisions of Biological Chemistry, Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, and...

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Councilor Chubbic’s Report: ACS National Meeting Boston, 2015
Oct01

Councilor Chubbic’s Report: ACS National Meeting Boston, 2015

The national meeting in Boston was another great event. The ACS is active in so many areas, striving to help chemists everywhere. Here are some of the highlights from the Council Meeting. There’s something for almost anyone! The ACS Committee on Chemical Safety helped coordinate the development of an extensive document on identifying hazards in research labs. You can download it at: acs.org/safety . The ACS Committee on Science has...

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Councilor Berg’s Report: Fall Meeting in Boston
Oct01

Councilor Berg’s Report: Fall Meeting in Boston

Summary: I attended the Committee on Economic and Professional Affairs meeting and chaired the Subcommittee on Public Policy on Saturday. Monday morning was spent at the Graduate Education Advisory Board meeting, and Wednesday morning was the ACS Council meeting. CEPA: From the report given at Council – “The committee reported that ACS ChemCensus data showed that Domestic Unemployment among ACS member chemists edged...

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Councilor Chubbic’s Report: Learning the ropes of being a councilor
Apr12

Councilor Chubbic’s Report: Learning the ropes of being a councilor

It was exciting to participate in my first meeting of the ACS Council. There were over 450 people attending! And all of them are people who care about chemistry. My thanks go to John Berg, who has been a Councilor for the Sacramento Local Section for many years. He showed me the ropes and saved me a seat in the best section of the auditorium. The Council meeting lasted for several hours. Most of the time was dedicated to reports from...

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Councilor Berg’s Report: Small dues increase, meeting fees unchanged
Apr12

Councilor Berg’s Report: Small dues increase, meeting fees unchanged

Overview – I attended the 249th National Meeting of the ACS in Denver from March 20 to 26. During this time I attended the meetings of the Committee on Economic and Professional Affairs (CEPA), the CEPA Executive Committee Dinner, the CEPA Subcommittee on Public Policy (SPP), the Graduate Education Advisory Board (GEAB), and the ACS Council. I also attended the Region VI Caucus, the Presidential Town Hall, and the Western...

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FELLOWS – Who in the Sacramento ACS Section should be nominated for selection as a 2015 ACS Fellow?
Feb01

FELLOWS – Who in the Sacramento ACS Section should be nominated for selection as a 2015 ACS Fellow?

Last month, we were able to report to the Sacramento ACS Section that two of our members had been selected as 2014 ACS Fellows. We know that there are others in the section that have the degree of excellence in their professional activities and achievement in their ACS related activities to be selected as 2015 ACS Fellows. The information has just been released on www.acs.org/fellow for nomination of ACS members for the 2015 honor of...

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ACS Fellows Installed
Sep26

ACS Fellows Installed

Two members of the Sacramento Section were honored as 2014 ACS Fellows during the recent ACS National meeting in San Francisco. Both are members of the UCDavis Chemistry Department. Debbie Decker, Chemical Officer of the UCD Chemistry department, was honored for her years of service to the safety community including her current position as chair elect of the ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety. Marilyn Olmsted, Chemistry...

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Jan Hayes Celebrates 40 Years of service on the ACS Council

During the ACS Council meeting at the San Francisco National meeting, Jan Hayes, Sacramento Section Councilor, was one of three members honored for 40 consecutive years of active service on the Council. Thirty-seven of those years have been as the Councilor from the Sacramento Section and 3 years as a member of the ACS Board of Directors. The ACS Council is the legislative body for the Society. Dr. Hayes has been an active Council...

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Councilor’s Report: ACS Fall Meeting
Sep26

Councilor’s Report: ACS Fall Meeting

The national Fall ACS meeting this year was close to home – San Francisco. Because I am a member of the Committee on Economic and Professional Affairs (CEPA), as well as the liaison from CEPA to the Graduate Education Advisory Board, I was busy from Friday until the Council meeting on Wednesday. The CEPA meeting started Friday evening and continued until Sunday noon. CEPA’s mission statement includes: Vision: The...

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