Next ACS Sacramento Executive Committee Meeting: June 14th
May05

Next ACS Sacramento Executive Committee Meeting: June 14th

The next ACS Sacramento Executive Committee meeting will be on June 14th at 7pm. It will be held at Sacramento City College in Lillard Hall room 204. The Executive Committee plans, organizes, and sponsors events for chemists in the Sacramento region. Interested in finding out more? Contact Cindy Castronovo.

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68th Annual ACS-BBQ at University of the Pacific
May04

68th Annual ACS-BBQ at University of the Pacific

By Andy Franz On April 22, 2017, the Department of Chemistry at the University of the Pacific held its 68th Annual ACS-BBQ for approximately 110 alumni and friends in attendance. The Sacramento Section of the ACS generously supported the event, which featured Nirmal Saini, chief of the Center for Analytical Chemistry at the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). His talk was titled “The Role Science Plays at the CDFA”....

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Sacramento Holds First Social at a National Meeting: Picture Gallery
May04
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Spring Update for UC Davis Chemistry Club
May04

Spring Update for UC Davis Chemistry Club

By Ben Wigman The Chemistry Club at UC Davis has been busy preparing for one of its biggest events of the year, Picnic Day! This year the Educational Outreach committee and the Chemistry Club combined had nearly 50 volunteers help put together our “It’s not Magic it’s Chemistry” shows and a variety of hands-on demonstrations. In total it’s estimated that over 2,000 people attended the shows or were able to stop by the table...

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Travel Award Winners
May04

Travel Award Winners

SACACS is happy to announce the winners of our most recent travel awards: Jamieson Thom, an undergraduate from Sacramento City College, Benjamin Wigman, an undergraduate student from UC Davis, and Sven Hackbusch, a graduate student from University of the Pacific. The awards were presented at the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, where each winner presented their research.

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R. Bryan Miller Symposium at UC Davis
May04

R. Bryan Miller Symposium at UC Davis

SACACS was happy to co-sponsor the 17th annual R. Bryan Miller Symposium held at UC Davis on March 16-17, 2017. This event brought together chemists from across northern California, many from the Sacramento region, to present their research in organic and biological chemistry. The Plenary Speaker, Dirk Trauner, discussed the field of Synthetic Photobiology, a field which he is largely responsible for establishing. Attendance at the...

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The Sacramento March for Science
May04

The Sacramento March for Science

By Jade Pratt The March for Science (Sacramento) on April 22nd 2017, was a poignant reminder that many people still value science and the scientific process. With a march of over 15,000 persons, there were many eye-catching and sometimes humorous signs. During the rally, several speakers addressed the importance of diversity and direct advocacy in science policy. The March for Science was empowering and inspiring so if you missed it...

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UC Davis Department of Chemistry Celebrates 2nd Annual Career Conference
May04

UC Davis Department of Chemistry Celebrates 2nd Annual Career Conference

By Perry Gee (Saturday, March 11, 2017) The Department of Chemistry at UC Davis welcomed industry representatives and alumni to its 2nd Annual Career Conference, a half-day outreach event that served as a vehicle for chemistry majors to learn about what they need to develop (or consider) when entering their post-graduate careers. Held on Saturday, March 11, the conference also gave the presenters an opportunity to meet with potential...

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Spring Symposium for the Genetic and Environmental Toxicology Association of Northern California
Mar26

Spring Symposium for the Genetic and Environmental Toxicology Association of Northern California

Save the date! April 24 is the Spring Symposium for the Genetic and Environmental Toxicology Association of Northern California. The theme is “The giant inside you: The interface between the microbiome, environment, and disease”. There will be three speakers, and a poster session. This event will take place in the afternoon in Oakland at the Elihu M. Harris State Office Building, 1515 Clay Street. Registration is $40 for non-members...

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ADSE Young Researcher Conference
Feb26

ADSE Young Researcher Conference

Hosted by the Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering (ADSE) on April 1st at UC Davis Join ADSE for a day of mentoring and supporting young researchers through graduate student-focused programs targeting professional development, fostering research interests through talks and posters, career panels and a working lunch. There will also be a networking reception and featured keynote speaker soon to be announced! Do not miss...

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Flavors of Chemistry 2017
Feb26

Flavors of Chemistry 2017

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). The event will occur from 1-5pm. For full details about the event or to buy tickets, click on the picture below: Speakers/Tastings: Bill Ristenpart, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Director of the UC Davis Coffee Center, and...

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ACS Sacramento Section 68th Annual Meeting and Steak Barbecue
Feb26

ACS Sacramento Section 68th Annual Meeting and Steak Barbecue

Co-sponsored by the Chemistry Department of University of the Pacific & the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Research Society SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017 Chemistry Department, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA Lecture topic: “Role Science Plays at CDFA” Presenter: Nirmal Saini California Department of Food and Agriculture About the Speaker: Mr. Nirmal Saini is the Branch Chief at the Center for Analytical Chemistry,...

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Sacramento Section Helps Sponsor UC Chemistry Symposium
Jan29

Sacramento Section Helps Sponsor UC Chemistry Symposium

The Sacramento Section of the ACS is proud to help sponsor the UC Chemical Symposium on March 27-29, 2017. For more information, please visit the Facebook page for the symposium....

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2017 R. Bryan Miller Symposium March 16th and 17th
Jan29

2017 R. Bryan Miller Symposium March 16th and 17th

ACS Sacramento is a proud supporter of the R. Bryan Miller Symposium at UC Davis. The Miller Symposium will be March 16th and 17th, 2017. For more information, click...

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ACS Sacramento Section Event at National Meeting in SF
Jan29

ACS Sacramento Section Event at National Meeting in SF

Date: Tuesday April 4th Time: 5-7pm Location: Great Room 1, W Hotel Come join your Sacramento Section colleagues for a social event at the Spring ACS National Meeting in San Francisco! Appetizers will be served and drinks will be available. Your first drink is free for ACS Sacramento Section members. (If you have a question about whether or not you are a member, please login to your acs.org account or email Bill Miller with the...

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The Future of Sustainable Chemistry
Jan29

The Future of Sustainable Chemistry

The Winston Ko Public Lecture on the Frontiers of Mathematical and Physical Sciences will take place in the ARC Ballroom at UC Davis on February 9, 2017 at 4pm. This year’s lecture will be presented by Daniel Nocera, the Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy at Harvard University. His lecture is titled “The Sustainocene: A New Epoch” and will focus on his vision of a future powered by artificial photosynthesis. Additional information...

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Join Us To See The Kings at The New Golden 1 Arena!
Jan27

Join Us To See The Kings at The New Golden 1 Arena!

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the new arena, here’s your opportunity!  Tickets have been reserved to attend the Sacramento Kings vs. the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, March 22.  Tipoff at 7:30 pm.  Cost for seats in upper level of section 219 are $28 each.  BYOC*! Reserve your spot by contacting Cindy Castronovo.  GO KINGS! (*bring your own...

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Flavors of Chemistry 2016 Brings Together ACS Local Sections
Nov17

Flavors of Chemistry 2016 Brings Together ACS Local Sections

The 2016 Flavors of Chemistry: Wine and Cheese event brought together members of three local ACS sections to learn about and taste wine and cheese. District VI Director Paul David Jagodzinski gave introductory comments to open the event. Several members of the Sacramento section were also honored, including Steve Hummel, the inaugural winner of the Jan Hayes High School Teacher Award. Dr. Moshe Rosenberg, Professor and Specialist,...

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ACS Sacramento Election: Your Vote Counts!
Nov17

ACS Sacramento Election: Your Vote Counts!

Yes, the national election is over, but you still have time to exercise your ACS civic duty and vote for your 2017 local section officers, including chair elect, treasurer, councilor and alternate councilor.  Your ballot was emailed to you on October 28.  Dig through those emails, find the ballot, and pick your candidates before the election closes at 5 pm, Wednesday, November 23.  We would like to increase our vote totals above the...

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Back by Popular Demand: Flavors of Chemistry
Sep25

Back by Popular Demand: Flavors of Chemistry

Flavors of Chemistry: The Chemistry of Wine and Cheese including wine and cheese tastings October 1, 2016  2-6pm Activities and Recreation Center UC Davis Campus Tickets on Sale Now! This is a popular event so get your tickets soon! We are pleased to announce the return of a very popular event from last year: our Flavors of Chemistry event. Professor Moshe Rosenberg, Professor and Specialist in Dairy Engineering and Technology in the...

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