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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Register Now for the NorCal SETAC ​29th Annual Meeting – September 21-24, 2020
Sep04

Register Now for the NorCal SETAC ​29th Annual Meeting – September 21-24, 2020

Registration is open for the annual meeting of NorCal Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)! Click here to get your spot.  

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Free Three-year Membership for ACS-Certified Graduates
Sep04

Free Three-year Membership for ACS-Certified Graduates

All students graduating this Spring with an ACS-Certified Chemistry Degree are eligible for a FREE, 3-year membership to ACS with full benefits and access to all our resources. It’s our way of rewarding them for their hard work and dedication. Click here for information on how to take advantage of this offer. Please let upcoming graduates know about this opportunity and help them understand the many benefits they’ll receive with...

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Call for More Diversity in the ACS 2022 National Awards Nominations
Sep04

Call for More Diversity in the ACS 2022 National Awards Nominations

Dr. Dorothy Phillips, Chair of the ACS Board Committee on Professional and Member Relations, sent out a plea for underrepresented groups to have more of a presence in the 2022 award nominations. In particular, she notes “In 2020, about 41% of the ACS membership was employed in industry, only 5% of the nominees for the 44 technical awards for the 2021 award cycle were chemists or chemical engineers working in industry. Similarly,...

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Councilor’s Report: John Berg, ACS Fall 2020
Sep04

Councilor’s Report: John Berg, ACS Fall 2020

As a Sacramento Section Councilor, I attended my first virtual National ACS Meeting this month. Everything went very well, and I attended the Council Meeting, the Region VI Caucus, the Senior Chemists Committee meeting, and the meeting of the Executive Committee of the Senior Chemists Committee. I have attached the Council Talking Points report, and highlights of the meetings follow: The Senior Chemists Committee is still very active,...

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25th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference Call for Symposia June 14-16, 2021
Sep04

25th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference Call for Symposia June 14-16, 2021

The 25th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Conference Call for Symposia is now open. Brought to you by the American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute® (ACS GCI), the conference will be held June 14-16, 2021. The Call for Symposia is your opportunity to shape the technical sessions to be considered for next year’s conference. Proposals are due October 9, 2020, at 5 p.m. EDT (GMT-4). 2021 Conference Theme...

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Diversity in Chemistry Career Panel
Aug09
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Local Students Host COVID-19 Virtual STEM Fair – Sign Up!
Aug03

Local Students Host COVID-19 Virtual STEM Fair – Sign Up!

Get ready for the COVID-19 Virtual STEM Fair! It’s an online science fair designed to counteract the lack of academic activities during the global pandemic. Click here to learn more about project requirements Participants are encouraged to further their knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through project based learning. Any student that resides within Sacramento or Yolo County and is in grades 6 –...

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Ask your Legislators to Support the Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act
Aug03

Ask your Legislators to Support the Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act

We encourage you to ask that your Representative cosponsor and support the Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act, H.R. 7308, which was introduced June 24, 2020 by Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Representative Fred Upton (R-MI). This bipartisan bill would authorize supplemental funding for a variety of research agencies. Thank you to those of you that have written your Representative. Your efforts have led to...

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Virtual ACS Kids Zone August 15th
Aug03

Virtual ACS Kids Zone August 15th

It is with great excitement that ACS announces a Virtual Kids Zone event taking place on Saturday, August 15 from 3-5 pm Eastern. Host Bibiana Campos Seijo, Editor-in-Chief of Chemical & Engineering News, will lead viewers through four activities from experienced science educators, like reigning Miss America and biochemist, Miss Camille Schrier, chemistry teacher recently featured on local/national media, Jonte Lee, and other...

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Registration is Open for the ACS Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Expo
Jul31

Registration is Open for the ACS Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Expo

REGISTRATION IS OPEN In a time when world events have otherwise limited sharing science, ACS is excited to produce a new experience and event – the ACS Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Exposition. Register and join us August 17 – 20 for Live and Broadcast Sessions featuring interactive video Q&A, On Demand Oral and Poster Presentations, Networking and Special Events, as well as a full Exposition. REGISTER...

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Announcing the First C&EN Futures Festival
Jul31

Announcing the First C&EN Futures Festival

AUGUST 25-26   C&EN invites you to the inaugural C&EN Futures Festival, presented by the American Chemical Society. The Futures Festival is a forward-looking forum featuring the people, ideas, and discoveries that will shape the future of science.   Join scientific leaders from industry and academia this August 25-26 to explore what lies ahead, and what we must do to solve for that future.   This free two-day...

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UCD SCInema Seeks to Increase Science Engagement Through Movies
Jun18

UCD SCInema Seeks to Increase Science Engagement Through Movies

UC Davis Department of Chemistry presents SCInema, an outreach program that seeks to increase community engagement with science by connecting science topics in popular movies to scientists who specialize in that field. Check out their YouTube channel here.

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Savannah Conlon Wins Student Travel Grant
Jun18

Savannah Conlon Wins Student Travel Grant

The ACS Sacramento Section has awarded Savannah Conlon with a travel award to attend an upcoming ACS National Meeting, where she will present her work titled “Excision of oxidatively damaged bases in G-quadruplexes by the DNA glycosylases NEIL1 and NEIL3.” The $250 travel award will help with travel and lodging costs associated with the meeting. Savannah received her B.S. from University of California, Santa Cruz in 2017, and began...

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ACS Fall 2020 Meeting Held Online Only
Jun18

ACS Fall 2020 Meeting Held Online Only

The ACS Fall 2020 VIRTUAL Meeting & Expo will be held August 17-20, 2020 online only. Details for attendees, presenters, and organizers will be announced over the coming days and weeks. Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for updated general information.

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New from ACS Webinars: Daily Broadcasts
Apr28

New from ACS Webinars: Daily Broadcasts

During this time of social distancing, ACS has expanded its commitment to providing the scientific community with relevant information from subject matter experts. Register and join us for upcoming ACS Webinars here.

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View Scientific Posters and Presentations Virtually Through SciMeetings
Apr28

View Scientific Posters and Presentations Virtually Through SciMeetings

Every year, hundreds of thousands of researchers share their research findings at in-person conferences. Scientific content created for these conferences has traditionally been limited to the audience at that event, with no wider distribution or long-term preservation. SciMeetings, a service developed by the American Chemical Society (ACS) through its Publications Division, will expand the reach and impact of early-stage research and...

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2-day Virtual Short Course – Intro to Polymer Science & Engineering
Apr27

2-day Virtual Short Course – Intro to Polymer Science & Engineering

Introduction to Polymer Science and Engineering Presented by Prof. Gary Wnek, Case Western Reserve University June 8 and 9, 2020 A Two-Day Short Course, Web-Based Live Presentation Organized by the Golden Gate Polymer Forum Overview This two-day short course will be presented by a recognized expert in the field of Polymer Science and Engineering. The course is designed to introduce scientists, engineers, or other professionals to...

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Register Now for the Free GC&E Virtual Conference
Apr27

Register Now for the Free GC&E Virtual Conference

Registration is now open for the 24th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Virtual Conference, hosted by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute®. Originally scheduled for June 16-18, 2020, in Seattle, Washington, GC&E has gone virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Virtual Conference is free and will take place June 15-19, 2020. Register for free here Registration will include: Access to all conference programming...

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Submit your abstracts for Pacifichem 2020
Apr27

Submit your abstracts for Pacifichem 2020

ACS invites you to submit abstracts to The International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies 2020 (Pacifichem 2020). Abstract submission for Pacifichem 2020 has been extended to Friday, May 15. Meeting registration will open on Wednesday, July 15. The 2020 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (PAC CHEM™), will take place in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, December 15-20, 2020. Pacifichem 2020 will be the...

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