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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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW 2018 SECTION OFFICERS!!
Feb04

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW 2018 SECTION OFFICERS!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW 2018 SECTION OFFICERS!! Thanks to all of you who voted in our last election, though we did have a response rate of only 4%, perhaps as all candidates ran unopposed. Here are the terms of the current section officers and councilors: 2018 Chair Marc Foster 2018 Chair-Elect Carla Saunders 2018-2019 Secretary Cindy Castronovo 2018 Treasurer Terry O’Brien 2017-2019 Councilor John Berg 2018-2020 Councilor...

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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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Vote for ACS Sacramento Officers!
Dec13

Vote for ACS Sacramento Officers!

You should have received an email with a link to vote for your ACS Sacramento section officers. Voting continues until December 17th. Please vote! It let’s your officers know that they’ve got your support.

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ACS Needs Volunteers: National Awards Canvassing and Selection Committees
Dec13

ACS Needs Volunteers: National Awards Canvassing and Selection Committees

Would you like to help nominate and select ACS National award winners ? ACS is seeking self-nominations for the 2019-2020 National Awards Canvassing and Selection Committees. Here is a link to the self-nominating form: Self Committee Nomination Form ACS is committed to recognizing excellence in people who represent groups not commonly identified as recipients of ACS awards, such as women and minorities, chemists from industry and the...

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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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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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Flavors of Chemistry a Big Success
Oct15

Flavors of Chemistry a Big Success

The Flavors of Chemistry event was a success on several levels: it honored members of the Sacramento Section, it brought together members of three different sections, and everyone learned about and tasted coffee, olive oil, and chocolate. Dean Tantillo, chair of the Sacramento Section introduced the Sacramento Section honorees. Dr. Jonathan Alspach, a 50-year member of ACS,  spent the majority of his career at the Registration Branch...

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Flavors of Chemistry 2017 Photo Gallery
Oct15

Flavors of Chemistry 2017 Photo Gallery

Pictures from the Flavors of Chemistry 2017 event on September 30, 2017 at the ACR Ballroom on the UC Davis campus....

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