Needed: Science Olympiad Event Coordinators for March 3rd
Feb04

Needed: Science Olympiad Event Coordinators for March 3rd

The 2018 Sacramento Regional Science Olympiad will be held at Mira Loma High School on Saturday, March 3, 2018.  Four events are looking for coordinators for this year: FORENSICS, OPTICS, HERPETOLOGY and REMOTE SENSING.  James Hill, our Sacramento Section High School Teacher of the year, is looking for a qualified, interested person who would be willing to be the Event Coordinator for each of these topics at the event.  The Event...

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Steam Coffin: Steamships from a Chemist’s Perspective
Feb04

Steam Coffin: Steamships from a Chemist’s Perspective

ACS Sacramento Section is proud to host John Laurence Busch, the author of the book “Steam Coffin”, at 6pm on Thursday February 15th at the North Natomas Library. The address is: 4660 Via Ingoglia, Sacramento, CA 95835. John is a chemist and will speak about his book from the chemist’s perspective. More about his book: In 1807, a brilliant, creative, and controversial American by the name of Robert Fulton declared...

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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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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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2017 Volunteer of the Year: Mako Masuno
Jul29

2017 Volunteer of the Year: Mako Masuno

In the Sacramento Local Section, Mako has been the person responsible for running all aspects of the local and national U.S. Chemistry Olympiad for the last six years. Under his guidance, participation has grown each year due to the relationships he has built with the students and high school teachers and the very tasty liquid nitrogen ice cream he makes after the...

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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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NOS at UCD
Jul29

NOS at UCD

The National Organic Symposium (NOS) took place at UC Davis at the end of June (https://nationalorganicsymposium.org/). A fantastic group of talks, along with jam-packed poster sessions and fun excursions made for a memorable event. SACACS was well-represented, with current Chair Dean Tantillo serving as Local Organizer, Executive Board member Carla Saunders (photo, right) and many section members in attendance. Click here for the...

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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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2017 Chemistry Olympiad a Huge Success!
May09

2017 Chemistry Olympiad a Huge Success!

By Mako Masuno The National Chemistry Olympiad was held, 4/22/2017 at Sacramento City College. A special thanks to the supporting parents, administrators and teachers, and a special thanks to Varnell Crankfield, who each year, tirelessly supports the lab portion of the exam.  Please congratulate Fouab Alameddine (Folsom), Anish Adoni (Folsom), Zach Bergevin (Davis), Pranav Kodali (Mira Loma), James Yoon (Oak Ridge), Ethan Liu (Tracy),...

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Councilor’s Report – Spring 2017 ACS Meeting, San Francisco
May04

Councilor’s Report – Spring 2017 ACS Meeting, San Francisco

As your Councilor, I attended the ACS meeting in San Francisco, working with the Committee on Economic and Professional Affairs (CEPA), the Graduate Education Advisory Group (GEAB), and of course, the ACS Council. CEPA:  Most of the weekend was spent in a strategic planning meeting, with a short business meeting on Saturday morning.  The Subcommittee on Public Policy, of which I am the Chair, presented plans to renew the Retirement...

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James Hill Wins Chemistry High School Teacher Award
May04

James Hill Wins Chemistry High School Teacher Award

The Sacramento Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is pleased to announce that James Hill has won the Janan Hayes High School Teacher Award (HSTA) for 2017. Mr. Hill wins a $500 cash prize and $500 for classroom supplies. Additionally, he will be honored at the Sacramento Section’s awards ceremony on September 30th, 2017 that is part of the section’s “Flavors of Chemistry” event. Mr. Hill currently teaches Honors Chemistry...

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ACS Sacramento Section Button Design Contest
Mar26

ACS Sacramento Section Button Design Contest

The ACS Sacramento section is excited to announce our second Button Design Contest! This competition is open to all members of the ACS Sacramento Section. The winning design will become the official button for the ACS Sacramento Section and win $100. All designs must be emailed to cmsaunders@ucdavis.edu with the subject line “ACS Button Design” by 5:00pm on June 1st. Please also include a description of the image or the story behind...

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Largest Ever Sacramento High School Chemistry Olympiad!
Mar25

Largest Ever Sacramento High School Chemistry Olympiad!

Sacramento City College hosted the Local High School Chemistry Olympiad on March 11, 2017. It had its largest showing ever again this year with 75 students! Students participated from the following schools: High School # Students Sheldon High School 40 Folsom High School 8 Mira Loma High School 8 Laguna Creek High School 5 Tracy High School 3 Davis Senior High School 6 Rio Linda High School 3 Oak Ridge High School 2   The top two...

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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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2017 Janan Hayes High School Teacher Applications Due March 31st
Jan29

2017 Janan Hayes High School Teacher Applications Due March 31st

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Sacramento Section (map) is proud to announce the Second Annual award for high school teachers in our section, named for a Jan Hayes, a councilor, educator and ACS Fellow with over 40 years of involvement with the Sacramento Section. The 2017 Janan Hayes High School Teacher Award will be $500 in cash and $500 for chemistry supplies. Our Sacramento Section winner will then be nominated to enter any...

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ACS Sacramento Section Event at National Meeting in SF
Jan29

ACS Sacramento Section Event at National Meeting in SF

Date: Tuesday April 4th Time: 5-7pm Location: Great Room 1, W Hotel Come join your Sacramento Section colleagues for a social event at the Spring ACS National Meeting in San Francisco! Appetizers will be served and drinks will be available. Your first drink is free for ACS Sacramento Section members. (If you have a question about whether or not you are a member, please login to your acs.org account or email Bill Miller with the...

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Join Us To See The Kings at The New Golden 1 Arena!
Jan27

Join Us To See The Kings at The New Golden 1 Arena!

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the new arena, here’s your opportunity!  Tickets have been reserved to attend the Sacramento Kings vs. the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, March 22.  Tipoff at 7:30 pm.  Cost for seats in upper level of section 219 are $28 each.  BYOC*! Reserve your spot by contacting Cindy Castronovo.  GO KINGS! (*bring your own...

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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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ACS Sacramento Election: Your Vote Counts!
Nov17

ACS Sacramento Election: Your Vote Counts!

Yes, the national election is over, but you still have time to exercise your ACS civic duty and vote for your 2017 local section officers, including chair elect, treasurer, councilor and alternate councilor.  Your ballot was emailed to you on October 28.  Dig through those emails, find the ballot, and pick your candidates before the election closes at 5 pm, Wednesday, November 23.  We would like to increase our vote totals above the...

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