17th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity, and the Planet
Oct20

17th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity, and the Planet

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now seeking applications proposing to research, develop, design, and demonstrate solutions to real world challenges as part of its People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) Award Program. The P3 program is a unique competition open to teams of college/university students working to design solutions toward the mutual goals of improved quality of life, economic prosperity and protection of...

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Councilor’s Report: Bill Miller, ACS San Diego
Oct20

Councilor’s Report: Bill Miller, ACS San Diego

Because the ACS National Meeting in San Diego was during the first week of classes at SCC, I was only able to slip down to the meeting to attend the Wednesday Councilor Session. I’d like to pass along some of the highlights.   Resolutions The Council passed a number of resolutions. One of them recognized and celebrated the 100th birthday of Gerald Meyer and his 80 years of service to the Society. Another resolution acknowledged...

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“Strange” Chemistry with Steve Farmer
Sep30

“Strange” Chemistry with Steve Farmer

Come celebrate National Chemistry Week the spookiest way possible! Learn “Some Strange Things about Candy” with Dr. Steven Farmer, author of “Strange Chemistry”, then stick around for some creepy chemistry demos and a screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Costumes encouraged and light refreshments provided. Saturday, October 26th Doors open at 2:00 PM Talk begins at 2:30 PM 123 Sciences Lecture Hall UC...

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ACS Sacramento Honors Local Chemists, Learns About Oils
Sep30

ACS Sacramento Honors Local Chemists, Learns About Oils

  On September 7th at the ARC Ballroom on the UC Davis campus, the Sacramento Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) honored several local chemists including its 50, 60, and 70-year members. Mr. Howard Adler was honored for reaching 70 years of ACS membership.           Jan Hayes presented Bob Fendall of Sheldon High his High School Teacher Award (HSTA). In accepting it, Bob mentioned the significance of the mentoring he has...

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Marvelous Metals
Sep30

Marvelous Metals

FREE HANDS-ON SCIENCE COMMUNITY EVENT Join the Sacramento Local Section of the American Chemical Society and the Powerhouse Science Center for a free community event to celebrate National Chemistry Week and learn about the importance of chemistry in everyday life. Learn about this year’s theme, Marvelous Metals, with many exciting hands-on activities. When: Saturday, October 26th, noon – 4 pm Where: Powerhouse Science Center...

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Save the Date: Scinema movie and TED-Style Talk
Aug18

Save the Date: Scinema movie and TED-Style Talk

Scinema aims to educate a general audience about the current state of science and technology depicted on the silver screen by pairing popular movies with TED-style talks given by leading experts in the field. Scinema movie and TED-style talk with     Dr. Steven Farmer, Chemistry Professor Sonoma State University   October 26th, 2019 UC Davis...

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70th ACS Annual Meeting and Steak Barbecue at the University of the Pacific
Jun30

70th ACS Annual Meeting and Steak Barbecue at the University of the Pacific

On Saturday, April 20th, 2019, the Chemistry Department hosted its 70th Annual Meeting and Steak Barbecue. The event was co‐sponsored by the Chemistry Department at the University of the Pacific, the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Research Society, and the Sacramento Section American Chemistry Society. The event began with an overview of recent activities and personnel updates of the Chemistry Department, and presenting...

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Flavors of Chemistry: Almond and Olive Oils
Jun14

Flavors of Chemistry: Almond and Olive Oils

We are pleased to announce that our 5th Annual Flavors of Chemistry will be occurring on Saturday September 7th at the UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) Ballroom, the same location as last year, from 1-3:30 pm. We thank our sponsors ACS Omega and Agilent. Buy tickets for Flavors of Chemistry: Almond and Olive Oils Slippery Business: Detecting Potential Adulteration in Almond and Olive Oil Hoby Wedler is the CEO and lead...

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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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