Councilor’s Report: Bill Miller, ACS Orlando
Apr18

Councilor’s Report: Bill Miller, ACS Orlando

Councilor Report from ACS National Meeting in Orlando: 4/3/19 We’re just back from the ACS National Meeting in Orlando, and we are asking you to give us feedback about three things: ACS National Meetings If you currently go to ACS National Meetings: please tell me why you go. What do you value most at the meeting? If you don’t go, what would encourage you to pay the costs of going (which are substantial)? International...

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Ko Lecture on Solar Fuels by R. David Britt
Apr18

Ko Lecture on Solar Fuels by R. David Britt

Join UC Davis for the announcement of the Winston Ko Professorship in Science Leadership as well as a lecture from the inagural recipient, Distinguished Professor R. David Britt. Solar Fuels: Nature’s Approach Although enormous, mankind’s total consumption of energy is dwarfed by nature’s global utilization of solar energy by photosynthesis, a process by which visible light is used to convert carbon dioxide and water to sugar and...

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Career Conference in Chemistry at UC Davis Dazzles in Its Fourth Year
Mar26

Career Conference in Chemistry at UC Davis Dazzles in Its Fourth Year

by Samantha Teshima On Saturday, March 9, the Department of Chemistry at UC Davis hosted another successful career conference despite the inclement weather— neither rain, sleet, nor snow would dampen the mission of the conference or the spirits of its attendees. The Fourth Annual Career Conference in Chemistry was an event that provided chemistry majors an opportunity to learn from job recruiters and representatives about developing...

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ACS Sacramento 70th Annual Meeting and Steak Barbecue
Mar26

ACS Sacramento 70th Annual Meeting and Steak Barbecue

The 70th Annual Meeting and Steak Barbecue for the Sacramento Section of ACS will occur on April 20th. Dr. James Marshall will speak about “Rediscovery of the Elements – Tracking down the original discovery sites of the mines and laboratories for all of the elements.” For more information or to register, click...

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Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2019
Mar26

Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2019

Join the Conversation. Register now for Capitol Hill Ocean Week events. The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation is pleased to announce Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW) 2019! We hope you’ll join us in our nation’s capital as we discuss pressing challenges facing our ocean and Great Lakes, celebrate ocean champions, and turn ideas into action on Capitol Hill. This year’s events include the Capitol Hill Ocean Week...

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R. Bryan Miller Symposium at UCD
Mar26

R. Bryan Miller Symposium at UCD

The 19th Annual R. Bryan Miller Symposium was held February 28th and March 1st. SAC ACS was happy to co-sponsor this event, which brings together students and professional chemists from the Sacramento and greater Bay areas.Thursday’s session focused on the chemistry and biology of pain, culminating in a plenary talk by Justin DuBois about sodium ion channel structure and function, followed by the SAC ACS sponsored poster...

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4th Annual Career Conference in Chemistry
Feb21

4th Annual Career Conference in Chemistry

REGISTER NOW: 4th Annual Career Conference in Chemistry Saturday, March 9, 2019 8:30a-3:00p UC Davis Student Community Center REGISTER TODAY @ https://goo.gl/forms/Ag1O3FgwqJHVqK0g2 This half-day outreach event that takes place at UC Davis, and is hosted by your peers in the Department of Chemistry. The purpose of our conference is two-fold. It is a vehicle where you can learn from recruiters or representatives about what you need to...

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R. Bryan Miller Symposium Feb 28-Mar 1
Feb21

R. Bryan Miller Symposium Feb 28-Mar 1

SACACS is happy to once again co-sponsor the 19th annual R. Bryan Miller Symposium to be held at UC Davis on February 28-March 1, 2019. 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 and Biology of Pain”. For more details,...

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Science Innovation Pipeline Program Application is Live
Feb12

Science Innovation Pipeline Program Application is Live

The Science Innovation Pipeline Program (SIPP) at Sacramento City College is a mentoring and summer research program that is designed to provide low income and minority high school students with early hands-on experience to help them develop a clearer understanding of what it is like to study science. The students who are selected for this program will: Get the opportunity to be mentored on interesting chemistry research projects Get...

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Lecture in Modesto will Celebrate 150 Years of the Periodic Table
Feb12
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Symposium: Water Scarcity: Challenges for Agriculture
Jan22

Symposium: Water Scarcity: Challenges for Agriculture

Purpose of Symposium “Water scarcity is one of the greatest challenges of the twenty-first century.” FAO 2017 Agriculture is both a source and a victim of water scarcity. Currently half of the world’s population is living in areas that experience water scarcity for at least one month a year; about 70% of global water withdrawals are already allocated to agriculture and livestock production; and a third of the world’s groundwater...

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A Successful Western Regional Meeting
Dec03

A Successful Western Regional Meeting

On October 27th 2018, Southern California Section and California Los Padres Section joined forces in organizing the Western Regional ACS meeting at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. A highly successful event, the meeting had 250 attendees, including many students from the local colleges and universities, as well as scientists from Jet Propulsion Lab, professors and teachers, and members of the chemistry industry. The...

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SCIENCE FAIR JUDGES NEEDED!!!
Dec02

SCIENCE FAIR JUDGES NEEDED!!!

The Sacramento School of Engineering and Sciences (SES) has scheduled its science and engineering fair for Wednesday, December 19th from 2:30 PM-6:15 PM and they need YOU to judge student science fair projects! Interested individuals can sign up or get more information by contacting Pat Wong (pat.wong@arb.ca.gov). SES is located in the Pocket Area of Sacramento (7345 Gloria Drive). However its students are from a cross section...

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UC Davis Chemistry’s Career Conference in Chemistry
Nov29

UC Davis Chemistry’s Career Conference in Chemistry

UC Davis Chemistry’s Career Conference in Chemistry will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019. This half-day conference is scheduled to take place at UC Davis. The purpose of the event is two-fold. It is a vehicle where majors in Chemistry can learn from recruiters or representatives about what they need to develop when entering their post-graduate careers. It also gives invited companies or organizations the opportunity to meet...

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Register for High School Chemistry Olympiad
Nov24

Register for High School Chemistry Olympiad

The Sacramento Section of the ACS is proud to organize the 2019 High School Chemistry Olympiad. The Olympiad witll be held at Sacramento City College. Last year’s Olympiad was a big success! For more information, please click here. To register or if you have questions, please contact Mako Masuno.  Students taking the local exam for the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad on March 24th at Sacramento City...

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Attending No Belles at Mills
Nov24

Attending No Belles at Mills

By Bill Miller My wife, daughter, and I attended the No Belles performance at Mills College. The room held about 50 people in chairs around the stage, and the room was filled. After a brief introduction from the members of the California Section, the three actors began recounting the stories of several women scientists. What stuck with us was the incredible will power of these women to do their work against incredible odds: being the...

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Volunteers for Friday Speaker Series
Oct20

Volunteers for Friday Speaker Series

The School of Engineering and Sciences (SES) is looking for volunteers to mentor students as they prepare their science projects and senior projects, serve as judges at science fairs, and speak or sponsor a Friday lunch talk.  The school is a combination middle/high school which accepts students within the Sacramento School District and is located in the Pocket area in South Sacramento.  Please contact Patrick Wong at...

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Flavors of Chemistry 2018: Beer and Cheese
Oct20

Flavors of Chemistry 2018: Beer and Cheese

On September 29th we held our 4th annual Flavors of Chemistry event, with great success, with nearly 90 attendees. Members from several sections came together to honor award winners and learn about the chemistry of beer and cheese flavor. ACS Sacramento Section Chair Marc Foster opened the event by presenting awards to the Sacramento Section honorees. Three of the section’s long-time members were in attendance. Each long-time member...

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ACS Webinar: Chemistry for the Formation of  Urban Fine Particulate Matter
Sep30

ACS Webinar: Chemistry for the Formation of Urban Fine Particulate Matter

November 6, 2018 USA 12:00 p.m. EST, 9:00 a.m. PST, 17:00 GMT Speaker:Renyi ZhangUniversity Distinguished Professor and Harold J. Haynes Chair in Geosciences Professor of Chemistry and Atmospheric Sciences, Colleges of Science and GeosciencesTexas A&M UniversityCollege Station, Texas, USA This webinar will provide a synthetic view on recent progress in understanding the chemistry relevant to the formation of urban fine...

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ACS Career Day Northern California
Sep17

ACS Career Day Northern California

Attend afree event in Berkeley, CA on October 20, 2018 where you’ll improve your career search by attending panel discussions, table talks, and networking activities, and sharpen your professional skills with personalized career advice. For more information,...

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