ACS Sacramento Tries to See the Kings
Apr09

ACS Sacramento Tries to See the Kings

On March 27th, the Kings put on a good show but eventually lost to the Dallas Mavericks. Skal Labissière led the Kings with 19 points. The section had 20 tickets to see the Kings. However, less than half of the group made it into the arena, and an estimated 4,000 people attended the game. This was one of the games in which the access to the game was restricted due to the presence of protesters of the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark....

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Local Chemistry Olympiad Draws 60 Students
Mar27

Local Chemistry Olympiad Draws 60 Students

It was another great showing at this year’s High School Chemistry Olympiad with 60 students chowing up from 14 area high schools. These included Sheldon, Folsom, Davis, Pioneer, Mira Loma, Sacramento Country Day, Tracy, Oak Ridge, Rocklin, Lodi, Oakmont, Franklin, Vista de Lago, and John Adams Academy High Schools. The Olympiad was hosted by Mako Masuno and Varnell Crankfield at Sacramento City College (SCC) and sponsored by ACS...

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Upcoming No Belles Performances in the Bay Area
Mar11

Upcoming No Belles Performances in the Bay Area

The California and Silicon Valley Local Sections are hosting a series of performances of No Belles by the Portal Theater, a production highlighting the lack of women Nobel Laureates, in October. Each performance will be followed by a networking session. Keep an eye on the upcoming newsletter for the performance dates! See the inset at the bottom of the following article for a review of the show:...

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Save the Date: Flavors of Chemistry 2018
Mar11

Save the Date: Flavors of Chemistry 2018

Save the date! Flavors of chemistry is scheduled for September 29th at the ARC ballroom at UC Davis. This year, Charlie Bamforth will be speaking on the flavor of beer, with more speakers to come. See you there! by Carla...

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Steam Coffin: Building the First Steamship
Mar10

Steam Coffin: Building the First Steamship

ACS Sacramento Section was proud to host John Laurence Busch, the author of the book “Steam Coffin”, at 6pm on Thursday February 15th at the North Natomas Library. John spoke about his book from the chemist’s perspective. This Chemists Presentation showed how Captain Rogers designed and built this revolutionary vessel — from a chemist’s perspective — nearly two centuries ago! by Marc...

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Potty Talk: California Cannabis Chemistry
Mar10

Potty Talk: California Cannabis Chemistry

The Sacramento Section of the American Chemical Society is proud to host a talk by the section Chair, Marc Foster, discussing the requirements for analysis of cannabis recently implemented by the State of California. Marc will discuss tests needed along with instrumentation and validation requirements. Food will be provided. North Natomas Public Library | 4660 Via Ingoglia | Sacramento, CA 95835 Friday, May 4, 2018 from 6:00 PM to...

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SACRAMENTO MARCH FOR SCIENCE
Mar10

SACRAMENTO MARCH FOR SCIENCE

Did you march last year?  If you did, you probably plan to join the 2018 March for Science to be held April 14th in downtown Sacramento.  If not, now is your chance!  Mark your calendars and we’ll provide information on a meet-up location before the event if you’d like to walk with other Sacramento Section members.  Last year, the route was from Southside Park to the state capitol, which is about a mile.  For more info, check out the...

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JOIN THE ACS SACRAMENTO SECTION FOR A KINGS GAME!
Mar10

JOIN THE ACS SACRAMENTO SECTION FOR A KINGS GAME!

We have tickets (lower level this year!) to the Kings vs. Dallas Mavericks game on Tuesday, March 27 at the Golden1 Arena.  Cost to you is only $25 per ticket and includes a special halftime bonus!  Contact Cindy Castronovo at ccastron@comcast.net to make your reservation. Details on the special half-time bonus: Group Name: American Chemical Society Date: March 27, 2018 Doors Open @ 5:30 p.m. Tip-off @ 7:00 p.m. This experience begins...

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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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