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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Next ExCom Meeting: October 8th
Sep08

Next ExCom Meeting: October 8th

The next Executive Committee meeting of the ACS Sacramento Section will be on October 8th from 7-8:30pm in Davis. For more details, please email Cindy Castronovo.

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Next Executive Committee Meeting: August 27th
Jul30

Next Executive Committee Meeting: August 27th

The next meeting of the ACS Sacramento Section Executive Committee will be on August 27th at 7pm in room 204 of Lillard Hall. For more information, contact Cindy Castronovo or Bill Miller.

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New Section Members for July 2017!
Jul29

New Section Members for July 2017!

Please welcome these new members to our section: Brittany Barrett Bei Gao Michael Grieneisen Ao Ji Luis Perla Prima...

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SACACS Outreach
Jul29

SACACS Outreach

The section is committed to outreach and welcomes proposals for events. We will consider any event, no matter how crazy!  Feel free to contact Dean Tantillo (djtantillo@ucdavis.edu) with your ideas.

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Next ExCom Meeting: Sunday July 16th
Jun26

Next ExCom Meeting: Sunday July 16th

The next meeting of Executive Committee of the ACS Sacramento Section will be July 16th at 7pm. The meeting will be held in room 172 of the UC Davis Chemistry Building. Parking is free on the UC Davis on Sunday. However, the Chemistry Building will be locked. To get into the building, please email Dean Tantillo in advance of the meeting.

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Ideas for Senior Chemist Events?
Jun25

Ideas for Senior Chemist Events?

The Senior Chemists Committee (SCC) of the ACS is offering small grants to local sections to sponsor events/activities that increases engagement of senior local section members and that will benefit the local community, schools or legislative government. We welcome suggestions for events from all members. These will be discussed with the local section leadership for possible incorporation into a proposal for SCC funding. All...

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Two ACS Fellows from Sacramento Section for 2017
Jun25

Two ACS Fellows from Sacramento Section for 2017

The American Chemical Society announced its 2017 ACS Fellows in the June 19th issue of CHemical and Engineering News. We were pleased to see two Sacramento Section members receive this honor: Dean Tantillo Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for applying the tools of theoretical chemistry to solve important mechanistic and structural problems in the areas of chemical biology, natural products biosynthesis, and organic...

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ACS Sacramento Section Special Awards at Regional STEM Fair
May09

ACS Sacramento Section Special Awards at Regional STEM Fair

By Cindy Castronovo Although Sacramento Section ACS members have participated as judges for many years at the Regional Science Fairs, this year our section offered cash prizes for three projects which demonstrated exemplary use of the scientific method in a subject relating to chemistry.  Here are the winners! First Place ($75) – Vishalakshi Arun – “Comparative Analysis of Current Sunscreens to Develop a More Efficient...

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ACS at CalEPA Earth Day/Take Your Child to Work Day
May09

ACS at CalEPA Earth Day/Take Your Child to Work Day

By Cindy Castronovo Many children (and their parents) learned about healthy chemicals in their food (vitamins and minerals) by playing a matching game. Prizes included Earth Day moles, as well as copies of Celebrating Chemistry – Chemistry Helps Feed the World! Special thanks to CalEPA ACS members Mariela Paz Carpio-Obeso, Suzanne Davis and Allysen Calalang for their...

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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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