Congratulations to the 2020 R. Bryan Miller Symposium winners!
Apr27

Congratulations to the 2020 R. Bryan Miller Symposium winners!

The 20th Annual R. Bryan Miller Symposium took place on March 5th and 6th, 2020 on the campus of UC Davis. The speaker lineup was top-notch, including plenary lectures by Bob Bergman (UCB) and Jennifer Doudna (UCB), Keynote lectures by Cynthia Burroughs (Utah) and Eric Anslyn (UT Austin), and many additional lectures from chemists in both academia and the pharmaceutical industry. The student poster session, sponsored by SAC ACS, had a...

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ACS Presidential Election 2021
Apr21

ACS Presidential Election 2021

Online balloting will take place Monday, April 27 thru Friday, May 1, 2020 for the ACS President Elect. We would like to hear their thoughts! Want to learn more about volunteering with your ACS Local Section? Please reach out. We welcome your thoughts and suggestions! More information about the candidates here. Email: wilkens.andrew@gmail.com.

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Sacramento Climate Strike is Going Digital
Apr19

Sacramento Climate Strike is Going Digital

Please continue to SAVE THE DATE for an action commemorating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, but know that the in-person demonstration planned at the California Capitol has been suspended. Future demonstrations will still take place once it is safe to gather. But for now we are shifting gears to an action which you can take remotely, visible, and digitally! More on this is still to come. Keep fighting the good fight, stay safe and...

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Chemistry Cookbook to Benefit Chemists Without Borders
Mar12

Chemistry Cookbook to Benefit Chemists Without Borders

A chemistry themed was put together by students and faculty at the W.M. Keck Science Department, which is a shared resource of the Claremont Colleges in California. The book includes a range of gluten free, vegan, and kid friendly recipes that are laid out in experiment format similar to a laboratory notebook. Over 40 delicious recipes that are sentimental to chemistry community members are included. The price is $40, and 100% of...

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Inspire the Next Generation of Innovators by Becoming A Teacher
Mar12

Inspire the Next Generation of Innovators by Becoming A Teacher

Have you considered teaching as your next career? The EnCorps STEM Teaching Fellowship transitions professionals from science, technology, engineering and math careers to middle and high school teachers. Fellows engage in weekly guest teaching with a mentor teacher, online and in person training, 1:1 coaching, earn a California teaching credential and work in various public district and charter schools. As a professional coming from...

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EPA Announces Grant Opportunity Supporting Innovative Solutions for Reducing Pollution
Mar09

EPA Announces Grant Opportunity Supporting Innovative Solutions for Reducing Pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking grant applications through the Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program from states, federally recognized tribes, universities, local governments, and other groups to support innovative solutions for source reduction or pollution prevention (P2) through research, education, training, or certain other methods. As the agency highlights chemical safety during the month of March,...

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Cancellation of ACS Spring 2020 National Meeting
Mar09

Cancellation of ACS Spring 2020 National Meeting

Safety is a core value of the American Chemical Society, and as such the health and well-being of our members, community and staff are paramount. As a result, we are cancelling (terminating) the ACS Spring 2020 National Meeting & Expo scheduled for March 22-26, 2020, in Philadelphia. Our decision was based on several factors, including, but not limited to: The Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania signed an emergency...

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AOAC International Pacific Southwest Section 2020 Annual Meeting
Mar01
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UC Davis Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry Group Winter Colloquium March 5 and 6, 2020
Mar01

UC Davis Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry Group Winter Colloquium March 5 and 6, 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry group is hosting our 48th annual Winter Colloquium this year on March 5 and 6, 2020. The two-day colloquium will feature a series of student and guest speaker presentations, and a final social to celebrate everyone’s hard work. Our guest speakers this year are: March 5th at 4:00 pm: Harvard Fong, CIH from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation His...

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NorCal SETAC Winter Social
Feb08

NorCal SETAC Winter Social

Join our friends with the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry next Tuesday in Davis! Details in the flyer below.

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Three Student Travel Award Opportunities
Feb02

Three Student Travel Award Opportunities

ACS Sacramento Section is proud to offer two $250 student travel awards to the 2020 ACS meeting in San Francisco, and $1000 to support travel to an international chemistry conference/meeting/internship. The application is due May 1st to Dean Tantillo. For details on the ACS meeting awards, click here. For details on the international travel award click here. In 2019, the winners when to San Diego. In 2018, the winners went to New...

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Register now for the R. Bryan Miller Symposium
Jan30

Register now for the R. Bryan Miller Symposium

The Miller symposium is an annual event dedicated to Professor R. Bryan Miller and his contributions and achievements in research, teaching, and the chemical community. This symposium honors his legacy by celebrating the advancements in chemistry and chemical biology that have led transformative technologies in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. For more information, click here. To register for the symposia, click...

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Get Involved by Attending the Next Executive Committee Meeting
Jan23

Get Involved by Attending the Next Executive Committee Meeting

Have you been interested in getting more involved with the chapter but not sure how? All members are invited to attend our monthly executive committee meetings! Taking part in meetings is a great way to get a sneak peak at upcoming events, and how you might be able to help out. Our next meeting will be Sunday March 1st, 7-8 PM at the Robert Mondavi Institute on the UC Davis campus. Email Andrew Wilkens at wilkens.andrew@gmail.com for...

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Helping Science Inform Policy Workshop
Jan23

Helping Science Inform Policy Workshop

On January 11th on the UC Davis campus, Gabby Nepomuceno and Ben Young Landis of Creative Externalities taught an informative workshop on Helping Science Inform Policy, aiming to get scientists more engaged in the California legislative process. A lot was covered during the workshop, including a crash-course on California’s state government, its unique legislative calendar, and how to utilize this knowledge to become more involved....

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Call for Abstracts – ACS Fall 2020 National Meeting
Jan22

Call for Abstracts – ACS Fall 2020 National Meeting

Moving Chemistry from Bench to Market, the ACS Fall 2020 National Meeting & Exposition, will be held in San Francisco, California, August 16–20, 2020. We are now accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentations! Visit the website to view all of the programming divisions and planned symposia. ACS National Meetings & Expositions bring together thousands of chemistry professionals from around the world to discover and share...

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Save the Date: Helping Science Inform Policy
Dec20

Save the Date: Helping Science Inform Policy

Save the date for a workshop on science and policy! If you’re interested, email marielapazcarpio@gmail.com for registration and further information. See below for more information and the flyer. January 11, 2020 9 AM–12 Warren and Leta Giedt Hall 186 Bioletti Way, Davis, CA 95616

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Marvelous Metals at Powerhouse Science Center
Nov25

Marvelous Metals at Powerhouse Science Center

This year Sacramento ACS teamed up with Powerhouse Science Center in order to bring National Chemistry Week festivities to Sacramento’s youngest chemists. On October 26th 2019 Powerhouse Science Center hosted a day of hands-on demonstrations and activities surrounding the theme of metals. Kids got to explore properties of magnets, memory metals, make their own batteries, and learn about the chemistry of pennies. Powerhouse staff...

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Apply Now for the Delta Science Fellowship
Oct20

Apply Now for the Delta Science Fellowship

The Delta Science Program, in collaboration with California Sea Grant, is excited to announce another round of Delta Science Fellowships! In addition to providing funding for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows, for the first time, this fellowship is also open to masters students. Priority topic areas include research in both the natural and social sciences. The goal of the Delta Science Fellows Program is to bring together...

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Councilor’s Report: Bill Miller, ACS San Diego
Oct20

Councilor’s Report: Bill Miller, ACS San Diego

Because the ACS National Meeting in San Diego was during the first week of classes at SCC, I was only able to slip down to the meeting to attend the Wednesday Councilor Session. I’d like to pass along some of the highlights.   Resolutions The Council passed a number of resolutions. One of them recognized and celebrated the 100th birthday of Gerald Meyer and his 80 years of service to the Society. Another resolution...

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ACS National Meeting Symposium: Water Scarcity
Sep30

ACS National Meeting Symposium: Water Scarcity

SYMPOSIUM WATER SCARCITY: Challenges for Agriculture ACS NATIONAL MEETING in SAN DIEGO, CA AUGUST 25, 2019  “Water scarcity is one of the greatest challenges of the twenty-first century.” FAO 2017 Agriculture is both a source and a victim of water scarcity. Currently half of the world’s population is living in areas that experience water scarcity for at least one month a year; about 70% of global water withdrawals are already...

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