Chemists Celebrate Earth Week April 21-27

Please join the Sacramento Section in celebrating Earth Week. This year’s theme, ‘Get a Charge Out of Chemistry’ delves into the fascinating study of batteries. Additionally, we will be promoting the biannual illustrated poetry contest. If you know a school or student interested in participating, details are listed here. If you would like to volunteer at any of our events, please reach out to Arlene Laursion. We would greatly...

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Northern National Ag Week dinner, March 22nd
Feb29

Northern National Ag Week dinner, March 22nd

You are cordially invited to attend this year’s Northern National Ag Week dinner, hosted at the stunning Tsakopoulos Library Galleria in downtown Sacramento. The focus of this event is to support California ag literacy, a cause that is vital to ensure a prosperous future for our state. Enjoy a delicious dinner, hosted wine bar, live music, and silent auction Join us, along with Secretary of California Department of Food and...

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ACS Programming at Pittcon 2024
Feb25

ACS Programming at Pittcon 2024

Are you attending Pittcon this week in San Diego? Click here to see the ACS programming!  

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Yolo Food Bank Donation
Nov25

Yolo Food Bank Donation

     A donation of $1000 was made to the Yolo Food Bank on November 2, 2023, by the Sacramento Section in appreciation of the long-standing service of one of our most dedicated members. Our current Chair, Mariela Carpio-Obeso (left), and Executive Committee member, Shawna Rickards (second from right) were on hand to donate the check.

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Registration Open for AOAC International Annual Meeting
Jul13

Registration Open for AOAC International Annual Meeting

AOAC (Association of Official Agricultural Chemists) International is hosting its first all-in-person conference since the start of the COVID pandemic in New Orleans, known for its Creole and Cajun cuisine, jazz music and brass bands, historic architecture, and vibrant nightlife. New Orleans is a one-of-a-kind destination that will be a fun backdrop for important discussions on the future of food safety, as we dive into topics as...

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ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety Workshop “RAMP in the Research Lab”
Jul13

ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety Workshop “RAMP in the Research Lab”

The ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety Workshop “RAMP in the Research Lab” again on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, from 2 PM to 5 PM EDT via Zoom.  This 3-hour workshop is for frontline researchers in academic institutions: graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and undergraduate students. It will introduce the principles of the RAMP paradigm (recognize hazards, assess risk, minimize risk, and prepare for emergencies),...

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Report of Bryan Miller Symposium

Location: UC Davis Date/Time: April 13-14, 2023 Attendees: 200 in-person and 450 virtual Judged Poster Session (3 hours, 8 judges, 34 posters both undergraduate and graduate students) Our winners: Bailey Wong and Jesi Lee (both graduate students) We donated $1000 to Poster Awards (one undergrad and one graduate student)

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National Ag Week Event at Clarksburg Winery
Mar08

National Ag Week Event at Clarksburg Winery

The California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating youth throughout California about the importance of agriculture in their daily lives, is hosting an event at Silt Winery in Clarksburg. See the flyer below. Click here to register.

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UC Berkeley ACS Hosting HS Science Bowl
Jan05

UC Berkeley ACS Hosting HS Science Bowl

The American Chemical Society at UC Berkeley is hosting an inaugural Berkeley Science Bowl Invitational (BSB) on Jan. 21st, 2023. National Science Bowl is a fast-paced academic buzzer competition in science and math traditionally hosted by the US Department of Energy. This tournament will provide an amazing opportunity to compete against some of the best schools across the country in preparation for the official competition, although...

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San Joaquin Delta College Hosts Demos for NCW
Nov08

San Joaquin Delta College Hosts Demos for NCW

San Joaquin Delta College brought back their annual chemistry demos to celebrate National Chemistry Week on October 27th. The return of the popular show featured several spectacular science experiments after a 3-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out some great shots below from Emeritus Chemist, Mr. Julius Hastings.

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2022 R. Bryan Miller Symposium and Richard Larock Undergraduate Research Conference
Oct13

2022 R. Bryan Miller Symposium and Richard Larock Undergraduate Research Conference

The 2022 Richard Larock Undergraduate Research Conference, the first in-person event hosted by the chemistry department since 2020, brings together students and professors from all chemistry research areas. The conference comprised student research presentations and a keynote speaker. This year’s keynote lecture featured Department of Chemistry alumna Kimberly Prather, who is now a Distinguished Professor at UC San Diego and...

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San Diego ACS Hosting Biomedical Talk
Oct03

San Diego ACS Hosting Biomedical Talk

Our friends at the San Diego ACS section are hosting Dr. John A. Rogers with a talk titled “Materials for Electronics That Can Dissolve in Your Body”. The presentation will be October 18th at 7 PM. Click here to register for this fascinating talk! About the talk: A remarkable feature of modern integrated circuit technology is its ability to operate in a stable fashion, almost indefinitely, without physical or chemical...

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ACS Spring 2023 Call for Abstracts
Sep16

ACS Spring 2023 Call for Abstracts

ACS Spring 2023 invites researchers from around the globe to submit an abstract for oral and poster presentations by Monday, October 17. The theme, Crossroads of Chemistry, will be at the core of programming. Sessions for the hybrid meeting will be held in Indianapolis, in-person and virtually, from March 26 – 30, 2023. Those who wish to submit an abstract can select virtual or in-person during abstract submission. Visit the...

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Volunteer with SacACS/MoSAC for National Chemistry Week!
Sep15

Volunteer with SacACS/MoSAC for National Chemistry Week!

Sacramento ACS is partnering with the SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity (MoSAC) for this year’s National Chemistry Week! We will be putting on a demonstration about the chemistry of cotton and linen October 15th and 16th, 11-3. We need volunteers to help make this a great event! Email Slava Bekker if you can make it.

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Virtual Talk: Transparent Solar Cells, Smarter Windows, and Reducing the Carbon Footprint
Sep15

Virtual Talk: Transparent Solar Cells, Smarter Windows, and Reducing the Carbon Footprint

Did you know that running air conditioning accounts for about 4% of worldwide CO2 emissions? That’s comparable to the yearly CO­2 emissions from Germany and Canada combined! ACS San Diego is hosting a fascinating lecture by Nick Davy, Ph.D. who will discuss his company’s game-changing smart dynamic window technology that can turn windows into solar cells, and bring us closer to a sustainable future, September 22. Click here to...

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Upcoming Two-Day Virtual Course on Medical Polymers
Sep15

Upcoming Two-Day Virtual Course on Medical Polymers

The San Francisco Bay Area polymer science organization, the Golden Gate Polymer Forum, is sponsoring a two-day virtual short course in November 2nd and 4th:  Polymers for Medical Applications. See below for more details. For more information and to register, click here. Course Overview Polymers are increasingly finding use in medicine. Natural, synthetic, and biomimetic polymeric materials will be discussed in the context of the key...

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ACS Spring 2023 Meeting Now Taking Abstracts
Aug25

ACS Spring 2023 Meeting Now Taking Abstracts

Submit your abstracts for oral and poster presentations for ACS Spring 2023. The theme, Crossroads of Chemistry, will be at the core of programming. Sessions for the hybrid meeting will be held in Indianapolis, in-person and virtually, March 26 – 30, 2023. Those who wish to submit an abstract will have the option of selecting virtual or in-person during abstract submission. ACS Meetings & Expositions bring together chemistry...

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ACS Fall 2022 Registration Open!
Jun22

ACS Fall 2022 Registration Open!

Registration is now open for the hybrid Fall 2022 meeting! The event will be in Chicago (and online) August 21-25. Click here to register and to see the program.

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Register for San Diego ACS MEDCHEM Symposium
Jun22

Register for San Diego ACS MEDCHEM Symposium

Our friends at San Diego ACS are hosting a Virtual Medical Chemistry Symposium Friday, July 15th 8:25-11 AM. Check out the flyer below to register.

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Submit an abstract for the Western Regional Meeting 2022
May25

Submit an abstract for the Western Regional Meeting 2022

The 2022 Western Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino Convention Center October 19-22, 2022. This four-day event hosted by the ACS-Southern Nevada local section (ACS-SNS) will highlight achievements, peak challenges, and opportunities in the ACS western region and beyond Click here for more information and to submit an abstract.

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