The First Virtual Flavors of Chemistry Was a Success
Nov30

The First Virtual Flavors of Chemistry Was a Success

On October 8th the Sacramento ACS section virtually hosted its annual Flavors of Chemistry event. This is the time when we acknowledge our longest-participating members and this year David Marten, Ken Warburton, and George Zweifel all received special recognition. The guest speaker of the main presentation was Philipp Zerbe, an associate professor in the department of Plant Biology at the University of California at Davis. Professor...

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2020 Flavors of Chemistry: Plant Terpenes
Sep04

2020 Flavors of Chemistry: Plant Terpenes

We are pleased to announce that our 6th Annual Flavors of Chemistry will be occurring virtually on Thursday, October 8th, via Zoom. The talk will be from 3–4 PM, with a BYOC (bring your own coffee) networking social starting at 2:30 PM. The event will feature Prof. Philipp Zerbe talking about plant-derived terpenoids. Investigating Plant Terpene Metabolism for Agricultural and Bioproduct Applications Terpenoids form the largest and...

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Flavors of Chemistry: Almond and Olive Oils
Jun14

Flavors of Chemistry: Almond and Olive Oils

We are pleased to announce that our 5th Annual Flavors of Chemistry will be occurring on Saturday September 7th at the UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) Ballroom, the same location as last year, from 1-3:30 pm. We thank our sponsors ACS Omega and Agilent. Buy tickets for Flavors of Chemistry: Almond and Olive Oils Slippery Business: Detecting Potential Adulteration in Almond and Olive Oil Hoby Wedler is the CEO and lead...

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Save the Date: Flavors of Chemistry
Mar26

Save the Date: Flavors of Chemistry

Flavors of Chemistry 2019 will occur on September 7, 2019 at the ARC Ballroom on the UC Davis campus. The speakers will be Hoby Wedler and Stephanie Doan. Wedler is co-founder of SENSPOINT-a company focused on opening the doors to sensory awareness and will speak about the chemistry of olive oil. Doan is a Senior Food Scientist in Food Innovation with Blue Diamond Growers and will speak about the chemistry of almond oil.

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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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Flavors of Chemistry: Beer and Cheese!
Aug20

Flavors of Chemistry: Beer and Cheese!

ACS Sacramento Section is proud to present the 2018 Flavors of Chemistry event. The event will feature Prof. Charlie Bamforth speaking about the flavors of beer and  Prof. David Everett talking about the flavors of cheese. The event will occur on Saturday September 29th from 1-4pm in the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) Ballroom on the UC Davis campus.  Prof. Bamforth is the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and...

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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 Saunders

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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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Flavors of Chemistry Details Set
Sep07

Flavors of Chemistry Details Set

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) from 1-5pm. Click on the link below to order tickets: Tentative Schedule:  1-1:45pm Registration and Coffee Tasting The coffee tasting will feature Chocolate Fish Roastery’s well-known nitro brew tasted with a cold brewed coffee- both...

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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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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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Flavors of Chemistry 2016 Photo Gallery
Oct10

Flavors of Chemistry 2016 Photo Gallery

A variety of pictures of the Flavors of Chemistry event on October 1st at the ARC Ballroom on the UC Davis campus. All pictures were taken by Dan Gruber.  

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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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The Flavors of Chemistry at the Robert Mondavi Institute
Aug09

The Flavors of Chemistry at the Robert Mondavi Institute

Sponsored by the Sacramento, Santa Clara Valley, and California Sections of the American Chemical Society The Flavors of Chemistry: Tastes of Wine, Cheese, and Olive Oil September 12, 2015               1:30-6pm Robert Mondavi Institute University of California, Davis 392 Old Davis Road Davis, CA 95616 Cost: $30 General Admission / $20 Students (pay at the event, parking is free) Registration:...

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