Councilor’s Report: Bill Miller, ACS Orlando
Apr18

Councilor’s Report: Bill Miller, ACS Orlando

Councilor Report from ACS National Meeting in Orlando: 4/3/19 We’re just back from the ACS National Meeting in Orlando, and we are asking you to give us feedback about three things: ACS National Meetings If you currently go to ACS National Meetings: please tell me why you go. What do you value most at the meeting? If you don’t go, what would encourage you to pay the costs of going (which are substantial)? International...

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WISTEM Talk at Davis Senior High School
Mar26

WISTEM Talk at Davis Senior High School

Local Section chair Carla Saunders spoke about her research and career path at Davis Senior High School’s Women in STEM club on March 15. The WISTEM club is organized and run by Davis Senior High School students interested in encouraging an interest in STEM at their school. At each of their weekly meetings the club hosts a graduate student or professional from within STEM to give an informal 20-30 minute presentation about their...

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Volunteering with ACS Sacramento
Mar26

Volunteering with ACS Sacramento

Are you interested in getting more involved with the local section? Have ideas about events or changes you’d like to see? Passionate about outreach? Consider volunteering on one of our new subcommittees! Executive Committee As always, members are welcome to participate in our monthly executive committee meetings where we discuss events, finances, policy, etc. Senior Chemists Committee A focus on concerns of and events for the...

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2019 Janan Hayes High School Teacher Award
Feb21

2019 Janan Hayes High School Teacher Award

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Sacramento Section (map) is proud to announce the Fourth Annual award for high school teachers in our section, named for a Jan Hayes, a councilor, educator and ACS Fellow with over 40 years of involvement with the Sacramento Section. The 2019 Janan Hayes High School Teacher Award will be $500 in cash and $500 for chemistry supplies. Our Sacramento Section winner will then be nominated to enter any...

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Vote for Your Sacramento Section Officers
Nov19

Vote for Your Sacramento Section Officers

Your Sacramento Section of the ACS is currently in the midst of its election for 2019 officers. Please vote! Your vote tells us that you approve of the direction that your officers are taking the section. You should have already received your election ballot via email. The subject of the email is “Vote now: American Chemical Society – Sacramento Section – Election for 2019 ACS Sacramento Section...

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Councilors’ Report: Fall 2018 ACS National Meeting in Boston
Oct20

Councilors’ Report: Fall 2018 ACS National Meeting in Boston

In attendance at the Councilor Session were Councilors Mariela Carpio-Obeso and Bill Miller, Alternate Councilor Shawna Rickards, and Historian Jan Hayes. Mariela Carpio-Obeso (left), Jane Hayes, and Bill Miller Shawna Rickard (left), Bill Miller, and Mariela Carpio-Obeso President Peter Dorhout spoke about an emphasis on RAMPing up safety: Recognize hazards, Assess risks, Minimize risks, and Prepare for emergencies. He was considered...

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Flavors of Chemistry 2018: Beer and Cheese
Oct20

Flavors of Chemistry 2018: Beer and Cheese

On September 29th we held our 4th annual Flavors of Chemistry event, with great success, with nearly 90 attendees. Members from several sections came together to honor award winners and learn about the chemistry of beer and cheese flavor. ACS Sacramento Section Chair Marc Foster opened the event by presenting awards to the Sacramento Section honorees. Three of the section’s long-time members were in attendance. Each long-time member...

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Celebrating 50 Years of ACS Membership: Dr. Nori Y. Chu
Sep20

Celebrating 50 Years of ACS Membership: Dr. Nori Y. Chu

      Dr. Chu came to the United States of America to further his education after receiving a B. S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a Ph. D. degree in Physical Chemistry in 1968.       He pursued his professional career at American Optical Corporation in Massachusetts. He held the position of Director of Chemical Technology when he retired. His...

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Legends of Women in Science: The No Belles
Sep16

Legends of Women in Science: The No Belles

“No Belles” is a performance of the stories of women scientists who have and have not received the Nobel Prize. A significant disparity in our society is the number of women pursuing careers in STEM. An oft cited reason for this imbalance is the lack of good role models. The Portal Theatre group’s “No Belles” makes visible the significant contributions of women in science. Its broad reach of topics is a powerful catalyst for...

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Celebrating 50 Years of ACS Membership: Jan Hayes
Sep16

Celebrating 50 Years of ACS Membership: Jan Hayes

Jan Hayes (center) with Mariela Carpio-Obeso (left) and Bill Miller at the 2018 Fall ACS meeting Janan (Jan) Hayes first joined ACS during her Ph.D. program at Brigham Young University.  She had already gotten her B.A. and M.S. in Physical Science Education from Oregon State University and taught high school chemistry at Fortuna CA High School.  She came to Sacramento as a faculty member at American River College in 1971 after...

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Sponsor an Award
Jul11

Sponsor an Award

The Sacramento Section of the ACS has been working hard to recognize its members through three relatively new awards: Jan Hayes High School Teacher Award: $1,000 John Berg High School Chemistry Student Award: $1,000 Student Travel Awards: two $250 We are looking for someone or a company that would be willing to sponsor each of these awards. Please contact Bill Miller if you are interested in discussing a partial or full sponsorship of...

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Awards Subcommittee
Apr09

Awards Subcommittee

The members of the awards subcommittee review applications for the Jan Hayes High School Teacher’s Award, the John Berg High School Chemistry Student Scholarship, and the Student Travel Award. These members are: Dean Tantillo, Professor of Chemistry at UC Davis Liang Xue, Professor of Chemistry at the University of the Pacific Marisa Alviar-Agnew, Professor of Chemistry at Sacramento City College Veronica Wheaton, Professor of...

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Report to Sacramento ACS Local Section on  ACS Council Meeting
Apr09

Report to Sacramento ACS Local Section on ACS Council Meeting

Report to Sacramento ACS Local Section on ACS Council Meeting, March 21, 2018, New Orleans LA By Jan Hayes, substitute Alternate Councilor As a result of none of the sections 4 elected councilor or alternate councilors being able to attend the New Orleans Council meeting, I accepted the assignment to represent of section.  I am thankful for the opportunity to continue to serve the section in this way. What follows is my report of the...

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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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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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Welcome New Section Members!
Mar10

Welcome New Section Members!

Welcome to our new section members! Simon Jean Marius Arragain Helena Bayat Jeannie Darby Apramita Devi Ravneet Gill Donald Neu Yudong Qiu Steven Ruiz Nikki Slade Thai-Thanh Vo Hope to see you at one of our...

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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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ACS Sacramento Volunteer of the Year: Cindy Castronovo
Feb04

ACS Sacramento Volunteer of the Year: Cindy Castronovo

Congratulations to Cindy Castronovo for winning the ACS Sacramento Section Volunteer of the year! Cindy Castronovo has been a long time contributor to the Sacramento local section, serving on the Executive Committee and spearheading the section’s involvement in various outreach activities in the Sacramento area. Cindy has served and currently serves as the Secretary for the section. Thank you, Cindy! Previous winners were Mako...

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