Northern National Ag Week dinner, March 22nd
Feb29

Northern National Ag Week dinner, March 22nd

You are cordially invited to attend this year’s Northern National Ag Week dinner, hosted at the stunning Tsakopoulos Library Galleria in downtown Sacramento. The focus of this event is to support California ag literacy, a cause that is vital to ensure a prosperous future for our state. Enjoy a delicious dinner, hosted wine bar, live music, and silent auction Join us, along with Secretary of California Department of Food and...

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ACS Programming at Pittcon 2024
Feb25

ACS Programming at Pittcon 2024

Are you attending Pittcon this week in San Diego? Click here to see the ACS programming!  

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National Water Research Institute Accepting Fellowship Applications
Feb05
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Abstracts Accepted for 2024 Fall ACS Meeting
Jan13

Abstracts Accepted for 2024 Fall ACS Meeting

Submit your abstracts for oral and poster presentations for ACS Fall 2024. The theme, Elevating Chemistry, will be at the core of programming. Sessions for the hybrid meeting (in-person & virtual) will be held in Denver, Colorado, and virtually, August 18 – 22. Those who wish to submit an abstract will have the option of selecting a virtual or in-person abstract submission. ACS Meetings & Expositions bring together...

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Applications Open for WCC/Eli Lilly Travel Award Spring 2024
Jan11

Applications Open for WCC/Eli Lilly Travel Award Spring 2024

The ACS Women Chemists Committee is pleased to announce that the online application process for the Eli Lilly Travel Award is now open. Awardees will be given an opportunity to participate in a poster session and attend networking events, including the Women Chemists Luncheon, the Women in the Chemistry Enterprise Breakfast, and a special reception sponsored by the Office of the CEO during the ACS Spring 2024 that will be held in New...

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Register for ACS ‘Careers in Academia’
Dec06

Register for ACS ‘Careers in Academia’

Are you interested in a chemistry job in academia? ACS is offering a FREE virtual career guidance session, titled ‘Careers in Academia’, this Thursday (12/7) at 9 AM PST. Open to ACS members and non-members, this session will be led by ACS Career Consultant Katie Leach, Ph.D, and offers participants personalized career advice and small group networking sessions. This event is free and open to ACS members and non-members,...

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2023 Janan Hayes High School Teacher Award
Nov25

2023 Janan Hayes High School Teacher Award

The Sacramento Section is pleased to announce the winner of the 2023 Janan Hayes High School Chemistry Teacher Award is Nicholas Bua of Monterey Trail High School in the Elk Grove Unified School District.

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Yolo Food Bank Donation
Nov25

Yolo Food Bank Donation

     A donation of $1000 was made to the Yolo Food Bank on November 2, 2023, by the Sacramento Section in appreciation of the long-standing service of one of our most dedicated members. Our current Chair, Mariela Carpio-Obeso (left), and Executive Committee member, Shawna Rickards (second from right) were on hand to donate the check.

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Cast Your Vote!
Nov25

Cast Your Vote!

An election ballot was sent via email to all current members. The election window will close on December 1st. Thank you for taking the time to cast your vote for our current candidates!

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ACS Virtual Workshop “Empowering Academic Researchers to Strengthen Safety Culture”
Oct23

ACS Virtual Workshop “Empowering Academic Researchers to Strengthen Safety Culture”

The ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety is hosting the Virtual Workshop “Empowering Academic Researchers to Strengthen Safety Culture”, scheduled for Sunday, October 29, 2023, from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM ET, and will be hosted via Zoom. About the Workshop: This interactive workshop provides an opportunity for frontline researchers in academic institutions to learn more about safety culture and gain skills to be leaders in...

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Join the ACS CHAS Lab Safety Teams Virtual Workshop
Sep14

Join the ACS CHAS Lab Safety Teams Virtual Workshop

The ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety has an upcoming Virtual Workshop entitled “Empowering Academic Researchers to Strengthen Safety Culture”, scheduled for Sunday, October 29, 2023, from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM ET, and will be hosted via Zoom. This interactive workshop provides an opportunity for frontline researchers in academic institutions to learn more about safety culture and gain skills to be leaders in safety. The...

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Registration Open for AOAC International Annual Meeting
Jul13

Registration Open for AOAC International Annual Meeting

AOAC (Association of Official Agricultural Chemists) International is hosting its first all-in-person conference since the start of the COVID pandemic in New Orleans, known for its Creole and Cajun cuisine, jazz music and brass bands, historic architecture, and vibrant nightlife. New Orleans is a one-of-a-kind destination that will be a fun backdrop for important discussions on the future of food safety, as we dive into topics as...

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ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety Workshop “RAMP in the Research Lab”
Jul13

ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety Workshop “RAMP in the Research Lab”

The ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety Workshop “RAMP in the Research Lab” again on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, from 2 PM to 5 PM EDT via Zoom.  This 3-hour workshop is for frontline researchers in academic institutions: graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and undergraduate students. It will introduce the principles of the RAMP paradigm (recognize hazards, assess risk, minimize risk, and prepare for emergencies),...

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Ask Congress to not cut research funding for the next decade
May01

Ask Congress to not cut research funding for the next decade

On April 26, 2023, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2811, the Limit, Save, Grow Act of 2023 by a 217-215 vote. The bill is a one-time suspension of the debt ceiling through either March 31, 2024 or through a $1.5 trillion increase from the current ceiling, whichever comes first. The debt ceiling is a mandated constraint on the amount of money the U.S. Treasury may borrow to fund federal operations. The U.S. government has...

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Report of Bryan Miller Symposium

Location: UC Davis Date/Time: April 13-14, 2023 Attendees: 200 in-person and 450 virtual Judged Poster Session (3 hours, 8 judges, 34 posters both undergraduate and graduate students) Our winners: Bailey Wong and Jesi Lee (both graduate students) We donated $1000 to Poster Awards (one undergrad and one graduate student)

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National Ag Week Event at Clarksburg Winery
Mar08

National Ag Week Event at Clarksburg Winery

The California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating youth throughout California about the importance of agriculture in their daily lives, is hosting an event at Silt Winery in Clarksburg. See the flyer below. Click here to register.

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ACS Agro Division Offering Travel Award
Mar08

ACS Agro Division Offering Travel Award

CALLING ALL STUDENTS AND EARLY CAREER SCIENTISTS! ACS AGRO is dedicated to advancing the understanding of the agricultural science by supporting students as well as early career researchers with awards and funding for travel to the Fall 2023 meeting. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for the 2023 Education Travel Award and present a poster at the Fall meeting. We are also seeking nominations for scientists who...

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Office of Petroleum Spill Response Looking for Chemist in Rancho Cordova
Feb24

Office of Petroleum Spill Response Looking for Chemist in Rancho Cordova

The CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife OSPR (Office of Petroleum Spill Response) is looking for an Environmental Scientist at their lab in Rancho Cordova. The Scientist will utilize Gas chromatography/Mass spectrometry (GC/MS) to “fingerprint” spilled petroleum products in the environment and match them to their potential sources. Duties include sample preparation, sample analysis, data review and analysis, report writing and...

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ACS Fall 2023 – Abstracts Open
Jan28

ACS Fall 2023 – Abstracts Open

Submit your abstracts for oral and poster presentations for ACS Fall 2023. The theme, Harnessing the Power of Data, will be at the core of programming. Sessions for the hybrid meeting (in-person & virtual) will be held in San Francisco, CA and virtually, August 13 – 17, 2023. Those who wish to submit an abstract will have the option of selecting a virtual or in-person abstract submission. ACS Meetings & Expositions bring...

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UC Berkeley ACS Hosting HS Science Bowl
Jan05

UC Berkeley ACS Hosting HS Science Bowl

The American Chemical Society at UC Berkeley is hosting an inaugural Berkeley Science Bowl Invitational (BSB) on Jan. 21st, 2023. National Science Bowl is a fast-paced academic buzzer competition in science and math traditionally hosted by the US Department of Energy. This tournament will provide an amazing opportunity to compete against some of the best schools across the country in preparation for the official competition, although...

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