2-day Virtual Short Course – Intro to Polymer Science & Engineering
Apr27

2-day Virtual Short Course – Intro to Polymer Science & Engineering

Introduction to Polymer Science and Engineering Presented by Prof. Gary Wnek, Case Western Reserve University June 8 and 9, 2020 A Two-Day Short Course, Web-Based Live Presentation Organized by the Golden Gate Polymer Forum Overview This two-day short course will be presented by a recognized expert in the field of Polymer Science and Engineering. The course is designed to introduce scientists, engineers, or other professionals to...

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Register Now for the Free GC&E Virtual Conference
Apr27

Register Now for the Free GC&E Virtual Conference

Registration is now open for the 24th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Virtual Conference, hosted by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute®. Originally scheduled for June 16-18, 2020, in Seattle, Washington, GC&E has gone virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Virtual Conference is free and will take place June 15-19, 2020. Register for free here Registration will include: Access to all conference programming...

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Submit your abstracts for Pacifichem 2020
Apr27

Submit your abstracts for Pacifichem 2020

ACS invites you to submit abstracts to The International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies 2020 (Pacifichem 2020). Abstract submission for Pacifichem 2020 has been extended to Friday, May 15. Meeting registration will open on Wednesday, July 15. The 2020 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (PAC CHEM™), will take place in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, December 15-20, 2020. Pacifichem 2020 will be the...

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Congratulations to the 2020 R. Bryan Miller Symposium winners!
Apr27

Congratulations to the 2020 R. Bryan Miller Symposium winners!

The 20th Annual R. Bryan Miller Symposium took place on March 5th and 6th, 2020 on the campus of UC Davis. The speaker lineup was top-notch, including plenary lectures by Bob Bergman (UCB) and Jennifer Doudna (UCB), Keynote lectures by Cynthia Burroughs (Utah) and Eric Anslyn (UT Austin), and many additional lectures from chemists in both academia and the pharmaceutical industry. The student poster session, sponsored by SAC ACS, had a...

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ACS Presidential Election 2021
Apr21

ACS Presidential Election 2021

Online balloting will take place Monday, April 27 thru Friday, May 1, 2020 for the ACS President Elect. We would like to hear their thoughts! Want to learn more about volunteering with your ACS Local Section? Please reach out. We welcome your thoughts and suggestions! More information about the candidates here. Email: wilkens.andrew@gmail.com.

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Sacramento Climate Strike is Going Digital
Apr19

Sacramento Climate Strike is Going Digital

Please continue to SAVE THE DATE for an action commemorating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, but know that the in-person demonstration planned at the California Capitol has been suspended. Future demonstrations will still take place once it is safe to gather. But for now we are shifting gears to an action which you can take remotely, visible, and digitally! More on this is still to come. Keep fighting the good fight, stay safe and...

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Cancellation of ACS Spring 2020 National Meeting
Mar09

Cancellation of ACS Spring 2020 National Meeting

Safety is a core value of the American Chemical Society, and as such the health and well-being of our members, community and staff are paramount. As a result, we are cancelling (terminating) the ACS Spring 2020 National Meeting & Expo scheduled for March 22-26, 2020, in Philadelphia. Our decision was based on several factors, including, but not limited to: The Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania signed an emergency...

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AOAC International Pacific Southwest Section 2020 Annual Meeting
Mar01
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UC Davis Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry Group Winter Colloquium March 5 and 6, 2020
Mar01

UC Davis Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry Group Winter Colloquium March 5 and 6, 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry group is hosting our 48th annual Winter Colloquium this year on March 5 and 6, 2020. The two-day colloquium will feature a series of student and guest speaker presentations, and a final social to celebrate everyone’s hard work. Our guest speakers this year are: March 5th at 4:00 pm: Harvard Fong, CIH from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation His...

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NorCal SETAC Winter Social
Feb08

NorCal SETAC Winter Social

Join our friends with the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry next Tuesday in Davis! Details in the flyer below.

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Register now for the R. Bryan Miller Symposium
Jan30

Register now for the R. Bryan Miller Symposium

The Miller symposium is an annual event dedicated to Professor R. Bryan Miller and his contributions and achievements in research, teaching, and the chemical community. This symposium honors his legacy by celebrating the advancements in chemistry and chemical biology that have led transformative technologies in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. For more information, click here. To register for the symposia, click...

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Helping Science Inform Policy Workshop
Jan23

Helping Science Inform Policy Workshop

On January 11th on the UC Davis campus, Gabby Nepomuceno and Ben Young Landis of Creative Externalities taught an informative workshop on Helping Science Inform Policy, aiming to get scientists more engaged in the California legislative process. A lot was covered during the workshop, including a crash-course on California’s state government, its unique legislative calendar, and how to utilize this knowledge to become more involved....

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Save the Date: Helping Science Inform Policy
Dec20

Save the Date: Helping Science Inform Policy

Save the date for a workshop on science and policy! If you’re interested, email marielapazcarpio@gmail.com for registration and further information. See below for more information and the flyer. January 11, 2020 9 AM–12 Warren and Leta Giedt Hall 186 Bioletti Way, Davis, CA 95616

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Marvelous Metals at Powerhouse Science Center
Nov25

Marvelous Metals at Powerhouse Science Center

This year Sacramento ACS teamed up with Powerhouse Science Center in order to bring National Chemistry Week festivities to Sacramento’s youngest chemists. On October 26th 2019 Powerhouse Science Center hosted a day of hands-on demonstrations and activities surrounding the theme of metals. Kids got to explore properties of magnets, memory metals, make their own batteries, and learn about the chemistry of pennies. Powerhouse staff...

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17th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity, and the Planet
Oct20

17th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity, and the Planet

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now seeking applications proposing to research, develop, design, and demonstrate solutions to real world challenges as part of its People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) Award Program. The P3 program is a unique competition open to teams of college/university students working to design solutions toward the mutual goals of improved quality of life, economic prosperity and protection of...

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Councilor’s Report: Bill Miller, ACS San Diego
Oct20

Councilor’s Report: Bill Miller, ACS San Diego

Because the ACS National Meeting in San Diego was during the first week of classes at SCC, I was only able to slip down to the meeting to attend the Wednesday Councilor Session. I’d like to pass along some of the highlights.   Resolutions The Council passed a number of resolutions. One of them recognized and celebrated the 100th birthday of Gerald Meyer and his 80 years of service to the Society. Another resolution...

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“Strange” Chemistry with Steve Farmer
Sep30

“Strange” Chemistry with Steve Farmer

Come celebrate National Chemistry Week the spookiest way possible! Learn “Some Strange Things about Candy” with Dr. Steven Farmer, author of “Strange Chemistry”, then stick around for some creepy chemistry demos and a screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Costumes encouraged and light refreshments provided. Saturday, October 26th Doors open at 2:00 PM Talk begins at 2:30 PM 123 Sciences Lecture Hall UC...

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ACS Sacramento Honors Local Chemists, Learns About Oils
Sep30

ACS Sacramento Honors Local Chemists, Learns About Oils

  On September 7th at the ARC Ballroom on the UC Davis campus, the Sacramento Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) honored several local chemists including its 50, 60, and 70-year members. Mr. Howard Adler was honored for reaching 70 years of ACS membership.           Jan Hayes presented Bob Fendall of Sheldon High his High School Teacher Award (HSTA). In accepting it, Bob mentioned the...

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Marvelous Metals
Sep30

Marvelous Metals

FREE HANDS-ON SCIENCE COMMUNITY EVENT Join the Sacramento Local Section of the American Chemical Society and the Powerhouse Science Center for a free community event to celebrate National Chemistry Week and learn about the importance of chemistry in everyday life. Learn about this year’s theme, Marvelous Metals, with many exciting hands-on activities. When: Saturday, October 26th, noon – 4 pm Where: Powerhouse Science Center...

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Save the Date: Scinema movie and TED-Style Talk
Aug18

Save the Date: Scinema movie and TED-Style Talk

Scinema aims to educate a general audience about the current state of science and technology depicted on the silver screen by pairing popular movies with TED-style talks given by leading experts in the field. Scinema movie and TED-style talk with     Dr. Steven Farmer, Chemistry Professor Sonoma State University   October 26th, 2019 UC Davis  

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