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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Volunteer Opportunities at Sacramento School of Engineering and Sciences
Sep24

Volunteer Opportunities at Sacramento School of Engineering and Sciences

The Sacramento School of Engineering and Sciences (SES) is a combination middle/high school located in the Pocket area in South Sacramento.  They need speakers for Friday lunch times beginning in September to talk about their journey from student to science or engineering career, as well as mentors for high school senior projects.   Questions?  Contact Cindy Castronovo, who represents the ACS Sacramento Section on the SES Advisory...

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Upcoming Events at Modesto Junior College
Sep14

Upcoming Events at Modesto Junior College

by Steve Murov Modesto Junior College will host a Halloween Chemistry Show on Friday October 21st from 7-8:30pm. Tickets are available here. In addition, Modesto Junior College and Stanislaus County have many interesting science events scheduled for this academic year. Please note that the MJC Great Valley Museum has just opened a new exhibit called Exploring Matter: An Interactive, Inexpensive Chemistry Exhibit for Museums. Rarely do...

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Annual Awards Given at UoP BBQ
Aug29

Annual Awards Given at UoP BBQ

by Andy Franz On April 30, 2016, the Department of Chemistry at the University of the Pacific held its 67th Annual ACS-BBQ for approximately 140 alumni and friends in attendance. The Sacramento Section of the ACS generously supported the event, which featured Dr. Tami Spector, professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of San Francisco. Her talk was titled “Chemistry and Contemporary Visual Art” and illuminated examples in which...

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Career Paths in Chemistry Held at SCC
Aug29

Career Paths in Chemistry Held at SCC

On May 14th at Sacramento City College, four speakers talked about a wide range of topics related to their careers including the job outlook for chemists, the “two-body problem” of finding suitable jobs for both partners in the relationship, and a lot about teaching and learning as witnessed by the two professors who gave talks. Handeep Kaur, Wireless R&D Failure Isolation and Analysis Engineer at Intel in Folsom,...

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UC Davis Department of Chemistry Launches Inaugural “Career Fair”
Aug28

UC Davis Department of Chemistry Launches Inaugural “Career Fair”

by Perry Gee On Saturday, April 23, 2016, the Department of Chemistry at UC Davis hosted its inaugural “Career Fair in Chemistry.” This half-day outreach event was held as a vehicle for chemistry majors to learn from industry insiders and alumnus about what they need to develop (or consider) when entering their post-graduate careers. It also gave the presenters an opportunity to meet potential candidates first-hand....

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Largest Local Chemistry Olympiad Yet
Aug26

Largest Local Chemistry Olympiad Yet

by Mako Masuno The Local Chemistry Olympiad in Sacramento had the largest showing yet, 63 students.  On March 12, 2016, students from Mira Loma, Oak Ridge, Da Vinci, Davis Senior High, Folsom High, Vista Del Lago, and Sheldon high schools sacrificed their Saturday to compete in the event.  Directly after the competition, the students enjoyed the annual ‘Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream’ party, which celebrated their dedication to science and...

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ACS Sacramento Participates in CalEPA Earth Day
Aug26

ACS Sacramento Participates in CalEPA Earth Day

Once again, the ACS Sacramento Section booth at the CalEPA Earth Day/Take Your Child to Work Day was a big success!  Kids loved playing the recycle game, and parents learned the chemical names of some common plastics. The ACS Earth Day moles are the favorite prize, and hopefully interest in chemistry is kindled by the ACS Earth Day booklets with games and experiments for elementary/middle school students.  Please contact Cindy...

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Field Trip to “Walking in the Woods with Chemistry” Exhibit at the UC Davis Arboretum
May24

Field Trip to “Walking in the Woods with Chemistry” Exhibit at the UC Davis Arboretum

Date: Sunday, June 12, 2016. Tour begins: 10 am. Meet: at the Arboretum Gazebo of the UC Davies Arboretum The exhibit is free; parking is available at no charge on weekends. This is a walking tour followed by independent exploration of the exhibit. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Sun protection recommended. Bring lunch picnic if you wish. The temporary exhibit Walking in the Woods with Chemistry at the UC Davies Arboretum is spread...

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