Save the Date 4-20: Cannabis Analytical Chemistry in California
Feb04

Save the Date 4-20: Cannabis Analytical Chemistry in California

Save the Date! On April 20th Marc Foster,Chair of the Sacramento Section of ACS,  will be giving a seminar entitled “Cannabis Analytical Chemistry in California”. More information will be in the next...

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3rd Annual Career Conference in Chemistry at UC Davis
Feb04

3rd Annual Career Conference in Chemistry at UC Davis

3rd Annual Career Conference in Chemistry Saturday, March 10, 2018 8:30a-3:00p Student Community Center, UC Davis REGISTRATION OPENED ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018 Plan to join us for this free half-day outreach event where majors in Chemistry can learn from recruiters and professional representatives about what they need to develop when entering their post-graduate careers. It also gives invited companies and organizations the...

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UCD Student Co-Chairs Session on the Science of Sexual Harassment
Feb04

UCD Student Co-Chairs Session on the Science of Sexual Harassment

The Women Chemists’ Committee (WCC) and Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN) are working together to put on a special session at the Spring ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, LA examining the prevalence of sexual harassment in chemical fields, and what can be done to prevent and mitigate incidents. Stephanie Hare, a graduate student at UC Davis, is one of the session co-chairs. Science of Sexual Harassment Monday, March...

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Needed: Science Olympiad Event Coordinators for March 3rd
Feb04

Needed: Science Olympiad Event Coordinators for March 3rd

The 2018 Sacramento Regional Science Olympiad will be held at Mira Loma High School on Saturday, March 3, 2018.  Four events are looking for coordinators for this year: FORENSICS, OPTICS, HERPETOLOGY and REMOTE SENSING.  James Hill, our Sacramento Section High School Teacher of the year, is looking for a qualified, interested person who would be willing to be the Event Coordinator for each of these topics at the event.  The Event...

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Steam Coffin: Steamships from a Chemist’s Perspective
Feb04

Steam Coffin: Steamships from a Chemist’s Perspective

ACS Sacramento Section is proud to host John Laurence Busch, the author of the book “Steam Coffin”, at 6pm on Thursday February 15th at the North Natomas Library. The address is: 4660 Via Ingoglia, Sacramento, CA 95835. John is a chemist and will speak about his book from the chemist’s perspective. More about his book: In 1807, a brilliant, creative, and controversial American by the name of Robert Fulton declared...

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ACS Sacramento Executive Committee Holiday Party
Dec14

ACS Sacramento Executive Committee Holiday Party

On Sunday December 10th, the Executive Committee of the Sacramento Section got together for its annual holiday party/dinner. Marc Foster, Chair Elect, delighted everyone with his new light-up sweater which he graciously turned off while we ate. The secret Santa gift exchange was also a big success. Overall, 2017 was a year of slowly growing the number of activities sponsored and organized by our section. Look over our web site to see...

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How Chemistry May Extend Meaningful Lifetime by Attila Pavlath
Dec13

How Chemistry May Extend Meaningful Lifetime by Attila Pavlath

Working with the UC Davis Department of Chemistry and the UC Davis Chemistry Club, SAC ACS sponsored a visit from Attila Pavlath, former ACS President (2001). Dr. Pavlath spoke on “How Chemistry May Extend Meaningful Lifetime” to an audience of approximately 40 students, faculty and others from the Sacramento area. His remarks touched on most everything from microchips to artificial organs, highlighting the impact of chemistry in...

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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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