Next Executive Committee Meeting: August 27th
Jul30

Next Executive Committee Meeting: August 27th

The next meeting of the ACS Sacramento Section Executive Committee will be on August 27th at 7pm in room 204 of Lillard Hall. For more information, contact Cindy Castronovo or Bill Miller.

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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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SACACS Outreach
Jul29

SACACS Outreach

The section is committed to outreach and welcomes proposals for events. We will consider any event, no matter how crazy!  Feel free to contact Dean Tantillo (djtantillo@ucdavis.edu) with your ideas.

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NOS at UCD
Jul29

NOS at UCD

The National Organic Symposium (NOS) took place at UC Davis at the end of June (https://nationalorganicsymposium.org/). A fantastic group of talks, along with jam-packed poster sessions and fun excursions made for a memorable event. SACACS was well-represented, with current Chair Dean Tantillo serving as Local Organizer, Executive Board member Carla Saunders (photo, right) and many section members in attendance. Click here for the...

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Next ExCom Meeting: Sunday July 16th
Jun26

Next ExCom Meeting: Sunday July 16th

The next meeting of Executive Committee of the ACS Sacramento Section will be July 16th at 7pm. The meeting will be held in room 172 of the UC Davis Chemistry Building. Parking is free on the UC Davis on Sunday. However, the Chemistry Building will be locked. To get into the building, please email Dean Tantillo in advance of the meeting.

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Ideas for Senior Chemist Events?
Jun25

Ideas for Senior Chemist Events?

The Senior Chemists Committee (SCC) of the ACS is offering small grants to local sections to sponsor events/activities that increases engagement of senior local section members and that will benefit the local community, schools or legislative government. We welcome suggestions for events from all members. These will be discussed with the local section leadership for possible incorporation into a proposal for SCC funding. All...

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National Organic Symposium
Jun25

National Organic Symposium

REMINDER – NATIONAL ORGANIC SYMPOSIUM at UC DAVIS The 2017 National Organic Symposium, a premier conference for those working in organic chemistry and allied fields, will take place at UC Davis from June 25-29.  We hope to see you all there!  Detailed information can be found...

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2017 Chemistry Olympiad a Huge Success!
May09

2017 Chemistry Olympiad a Huge Success!

By Mako Masuno The National Chemistry Olympiad was held, 4/22/2017 at Sacramento City College. A special thanks to the supporting parents, administrators and teachers, and a special thanks to Varnell Crankfield, who each year, tirelessly supports the lab portion of the exam.  Please congratulate Fouab Alameddine (Folsom), Anish Adoni (Folsom), Zach Bergevin (Davis), Pranav Kodali (Mira Loma), James Yoon (Oak Ridge), Ethan Liu (Tracy),...

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ACS Sacramento Section Special Awards at Regional STEM Fair
May09

ACS Sacramento Section Special Awards at Regional STEM Fair

By Cindy Castronovo Although Sacramento Section ACS members have participated as judges for many years at the Regional Science Fairs, this year our section offered cash prizes for three projects which demonstrated exemplary use of the scientific method in a subject relating to chemistry.  Here are the winners! First Place ($75) – Vishalakshi Arun – “Comparative Analysis of Current Sunscreens to Develop a More Efficient...

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Next ACS Sacramento Executive Committee Meeting: June 14th
May05

Next ACS Sacramento Executive Committee Meeting: June 14th

The next ACS Sacramento Executive Committee meeting will be on June 14th at 7pm. It will be held at Sacramento City College in Lillard Hall room 204. 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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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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Sacramento Holds First Social at a National Meeting: Picture Gallery
May04
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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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R. Bryan Miller Symposium at UC Davis
May04

R. Bryan Miller Symposium at UC Davis

SACACS was happy to co-sponsor the 17th annual R. Bryan Miller Symposium held at UC Davis on March 16-17, 2017. This event brought together chemists from across northern California, many from the Sacramento region, to present their research in organic and biological chemistry. The Plenary Speaker, Dirk Trauner, discussed the field of Synthetic Photobiology, a field which he is largely responsible for establishing. Attendance at the...

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The Sacramento March for Science
May04

The Sacramento March for Science

By Jade Pratt The March for Science (Sacramento) on April 22nd 2017, was a poignant reminder that many people still value science and the scientific process. With a march of over 15,000 persons, there were many eye-catching and sometimes humorous signs. During the rally, several speakers addressed the importance of diversity and direct advocacy in science policy. The March for Science was empowering and inspiring so if you missed it...

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UC Davis Department of Chemistry Celebrates 2nd Annual Career Conference
May04

UC Davis Department of Chemistry Celebrates 2nd Annual Career Conference

By Perry Gee (Saturday, March 11, 2017) The Department of Chemistry at UC Davis welcomed industry representatives and alumni to its 2nd Annual Career Conference, a half-day outreach event that served as a vehicle for chemistry majors to learn about what they need to develop (or consider) when entering their post-graduate careers. Held on Saturday, March 11, the conference also gave the presenters an opportunity to meet with potential...

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Spring Symposium for the Genetic and Environmental Toxicology Association of Northern California
Mar26

Spring Symposium for the Genetic and Environmental Toxicology Association of Northern California

Save the date! April 24 is the Spring Symposium for the Genetic and Environmental Toxicology Association of Northern California. The theme is “The giant inside you: The interface between the microbiome, environment, and disease”. There will be three speakers, and a poster session. This event will take place in the afternoon in Oakland at the Elihu M. Harris State Office Building, 1515 Clay Street. Registration is $40 for non-members...

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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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Flavors of Chemistry 2017
Feb26

Flavors of Chemistry 2017

We are pleased to announce that our 3rd Annual “Flavors of Chemistry” will be occurring on Saturday, September 30th at the UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center, the same location as last year). The event will occur from 1-5pm. For full details about the event or to buy tickets, click on the picture below: Speakers/Tastings: Bill Ristenpart, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Director of the UC Davis Coffee Center, and...

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