Dinner with Former ACS President Attila Pavlath
Nov17
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Steam Coffin: Building the First Steamship
Nov16

Steam Coffin: Building the First Steamship

ACS Sacramento sill be hosting John Laurence Busch, the author of “Steam Coffin” on February 15th, 2018. For more details about his book, please click here.  Look for more details in next month’s...

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2018 R. Bryan Miller Symposium at UC Davis
Nov16

2018 R. Bryan Miller Symposium at UC Davis

SACACS is happy to once again co-sponsor the annual R. Bryan Miller Symposium to be held at UC Davis on March 15-16, 2018. This event will bring together chemists from across northern California, many from the Sacramento region, to present their research in organic and biological chemistry. The 2018 event is a full 2-days, with the first day focused on the chemistry of the microbiome. For more details,...

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Next Executive Committee Meeting November 5th
Oct18

Next Executive Committee Meeting November 5th

The next Executive Committee meeting of the ACS Sacramento Section will be on November 8th from 7-8:30pm in Sacramento. For more details, please email Cindy Castronovo.

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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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ACS Pizza and Recruitment Event at UCD
Oct18

ACS Pizza and Recruitment Event at UCD

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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Flavors of Chemistry a Big Success
Oct15

Flavors of Chemistry a Big Success

The Flavors of Chemistry event was a success on several levels: it honored members of the Sacramento Section, it brought together members of three different sections, and everyone learned about and tasted coffee, olive oil, and chocolate. Dean Tantillo, chair of the Sacramento Section introduced the Sacramento Section honorees. Dr. Jonathan Alspach, a 50-year member of ACS,  spent the majority of his career at the Registration Branch...

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Flavors of Chemistry 2017 Photo Gallery
Oct15

Flavors of Chemistry 2017 Photo Gallery

Pictures from the Flavors of Chemistry 2017 event on September 30, 2017 at the ACR Ballroom on the UC Davis campus....

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Charles Matuszak, 60-year Member of ACS
Sep09

Charles Matuszak, 60-year Member of ACS

In Charles’ own words: When I was starting out my chemical career in the 1950’s, I was mainly interested in the journals and attending national, regional, and local meetings.  Now retired for 17 years, I depend on C&EN news articles to try to keep abreast of the many developments which seem ever more and more amazing as time goes by. As I look back over the past 60 years, I wish I had joined ACS five years earlier when I got...

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Next ExCom Meeting: October 8th
Sep08

Next ExCom Meeting: October 8th

The next Executive Committee meeting of the ACS Sacramento Section will be on October 8th from 7-8:30pm in Davis. For more details, please email Cindy Castronovo.

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Flavors of Chemistry Details Set
Sep07

Flavors of Chemistry Details Set

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) from 1-5pm. Click on the link below to order tickets: Tentative Schedule:  1-1:45pm Registration and Coffee Tasting The coffee tasting will feature Chocolate Fish Roastery’s well-known nitro brew tasted with a cold brewed coffee- both...

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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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