What is that? The Symbols in the ACS Logo
Sep24

What is that? The Symbols in the ACS Logo

by Marc Foster The diamond-like shape of the ACS logo is one I have seen a million times yet I have never given pause to figure out what it is.  There is an upper yellow triangle and a lower blue triangle.  The society used to have 4 triangles representing air, fire, water and earth.  Now there are just the two representing the Phoenix (gold on top) and the upper half of the square so placed, triangular in shape, shall contain the...

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Field Trip to “Walking in the Woods with Chemistry” Exhibit at the UC Davis Arboretum
May24

Field Trip to “Walking in the Woods with Chemistry” Exhibit at the UC Davis Arboretum

Date: Sunday, June 12, 2016. Tour begins: 10 am. Meet: at the Arboretum Gazebo of the UC Davies Arboretum The exhibit is free; parking is available at no charge on weekends. This is a walking tour followed by independent exploration of the exhibit. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Sun protection recommended. Bring lunch picnic if you wish. The temporary exhibit Walking in the Woods with Chemistry at the UC Davies Arboretum is spread...

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Hummel wins High School Teacher Award
May24

Hummel wins High School Teacher Award

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Sacramento Section is pleased to announce that Steven Hummel of Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills has one its inaugural High School Teachers Award. Hummel’s nomination packet, submitted by his student Dustin Nguyen, noted that, “Mr. Hummel teaches in a way where he wants to make sure that everyone understands. He always tries to help those that are struggling by offering help at lunch, after...

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Career Paths In Chemistry
Apr22

Career Paths In Chemistry

May 14, 2016  9am-2:30pm Sacramento City College Lillard Hall Room 101 Coffee, bagels, and light lunch provided Please RSVP to Bill Miller Did you ever wonder what it’s like to work as a chemist for Intel? As a professor? For the U.S. Geological Survey? What’s it take to get to one of these positions? What kinds of work do they do? On May 14th at 9am at Sacramento City College, four chemists will talk about their...

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1st Annual UCD Career Fair In Chemistry
Apr22

1st Annual UCD Career Fair In Chemistry

1ST ANNUAL UCD CAREER FAIR in CHEMISTRY Saturday, April 23, 2016 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Student Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room The Ambassadors of Mathematical & Physical Sciences would like to invite you to attend the 1st Annual Career Fair in Chemistry. This half-day event will be composed of a panel discussion with representatives from chemical companies and governmental organizations followed by individual or small...

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ACS Sacramento Events List
Apr21

ACS Sacramento Events List

Date Event Time Location 8/2/17 Agilent Lunch and Learn 10am-2pm Sacramento 8/20-8/24/16 ACS Fall National Meeting All day Washington, D.C. 8/27/17 Executive Committee Meeting 7-8:30pm SCC Lillard 204 9/30/17 Flavors of Chemistry 2-6pm UC Davis ARC 10/22-28/17 National Chemistry Week All Day Everywhere 4/2-6/17 ACS Spring National Meeting All day New Orleans   For more information about any of these events, please click on the...

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R. Bryan Miller Symposium 2016 Photo Gallery
Apr17

R. Bryan Miller Symposium 2016 Photo Gallery

Photos courtesy of John Berg, ACS Sacramento Section Councilor  

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ACS Sacramento Sponsored Event: Sacramento Section ACS 67th Annual Meeting and Steak Barbecue
Feb09

ACS Sacramento Sponsored Event: Sacramento Section ACS 67th Annual Meeting and Steak Barbecue

ACS Sacramento Section is proud to once again help sponsor the ACS Sacramento Section 67th Annual Meeting and Steak Barbecue. The meeting and barbeque will occur on April 30th, 2016 at the University of the Pacific. Professor Tami Spector from the University of San Francisco will be the speaker. Title: Chemistry and Contemporary Visual Art Abstract: Modern and contemporary artists reveal material and conceptual aspects that are shared...

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ACS Sacramento Sponsored Event: R. Bryan Miller Symposium
Feb09

ACS Sacramento Sponsored Event: R. Bryan Miller Symposium

ACS Sacramento Section is proud to once again help sponsor the R. Bryan Miller Symposium. The Miller Symposium will occur on April 7th and 8th, 2016 at UC Davis. The list of speakers and their affiliations include: Plenary Speaker: Thomas Hoye, Merck Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Graduate Faculty Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota.  THOMAS R. HOYE grew up in New Wilmington, PA. He attended Bucknell...

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New Award for High School Teachers
Feb09

New Award for High School Teachers

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Sacramento Section is establishing a new award for high school teachers in our section (map). The award will be $500 in cash and $500 for chemistry supplies. Our Sacramento Section winner will then be nominated to enter any regional and national competitions for High School Chemistry Teachers. The application is due March 31, 2016. The application can be downloaded...

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CRC Chem Club Keeps Active
Feb09

CRC Chem Club Keeps Active

Last semester, the CRC Chemistry Club was extremely busy. During the Club Activities Fair, we sold handmade chemistry-themed t-shirts and midterm survival kits in order to raise money for the club. The t-shirts were extremely popular and we were able to raise several hundred dollars for the Chemistry Club! Due to a spirit competition between clubs, a number of club members dressed up as mad scientists and impressed students with their...

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Sherbow and Frias Attend ACS Leadership Institute
Feb06

Sherbow and Frias Attend ACS Leadership Institute

Toby Sherbow, UC Davis graduate student, and Janice Frias, scientist at Novozymes, Inc., had the great opportunity to attend the ACS Leadership Institute in Dallas, TX from January 22-24. As relatively new members to the executive committee (Treasurer Toby Sherbow and Alternate Councilor Janice Frias), the ACS Sacramento section wanted to give us the opportunity to be able to help lead our section to success by sponsoring our...

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Just in Time for the Holidays: ACS Sacramento T-Shirts
Nov24

Just in Time for the Holidays: ACS Sacramento T-Shirts

Order By November 30th! Wondering what to get the chemist who has everything? How about an ACS Sacramento t-shirt! Show everyone your local pride as you head to the next Chem Cafe or wear it to work on causal Fridays. The t-shirts have our new logo emblazoned across the chest and come in two colors. Each shirt is only $15.                 Order your shirts by emailing Bill Miller with “ACS...

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Student Travel Awards at WRM
Nov23

Student Travel Awards at WRM

The Sacramento Section of the American Chemical Society gave out two Student Travel Awards at the Western Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society. The awards were voted on by the newly formed Awards Committee. In the Undergraduate category, David Ricci won for the presentation of his work “Development of an Analytical Method for Quantifying Chemical Tracers Associated with Livestock Activities”. He is a student...

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Sacramento State Chemistry Club
Nov23

Sacramento State Chemistry Club

The Sacramento State Chemistry Club is proud of our long tradition of community outreach. This outreach comes in many forms such as organizing hands-on chemistry activities and demonstrations both on campus and in the community, as well as hosting chemistry workshops for local elementary or middle school students. At the beginning of October, the Chemistry Club participated in the Expanding Your Horizons conference at Sacramento...

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SCC Chemistry Club Events in October and November 2015
Nov23

SCC Chemistry Club Events in October and November 2015

SCC Chemistry Club Events in October and November 2015 On November 13, 2015, the Sacramento City Chemistry Club hosted a Chemistry Club Social to welcome members of the Chemistry Club at Cosumnes River College to Sacramento City College. The event was held in one of the lecture rooms of Lillard Hall. Members from both Chemistry clubs were able to meet each other and get to know one other. Food and drinks were provided by the SCC...

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Wine, Cheese, and Olive Oil at the Mondavi Center
Oct01

Wine, Cheese, and Olive Oil at the Mondavi Center

“There is life after cheddar.” That was the working title of Prof. Moshe Rosenberg’s talk about the chemistry of cheese at “The Flavors of Chemistry” event September 12th at the Mondavi Center. Rosenberg, Prof. Andrew Waterhouse, and Dr. Selina Wang spoke about the chemistry of cheese, wine, and olive oil, respectively, at the event. Rosenberg, Professor and Specialist in Dairy Engineering and Technology...

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Oct. 20 Lab Safety Seminar and ACS Outreach to UCD Undergraduates
Oct01

Oct. 20 Lab Safety Seminar and ACS Outreach to UCD Undergraduates

The UC Davis Chemistry Department, in conjunction with ACS Fellow Debbie Decker, will present the ACS webinar, “Tales of Lab Safety: How to Avoid Rookie Accidents” at 4:00 pm. The webinar will be followed by a reception with food, games, prizes and the chance to meet local ACS members. “Tales of Lab Safety: How to Avoid Rookie Accidents” October 20, 4:00PM Chemistry Building Room 172 All are invited! There is a learning curve with...

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Walking in the Woods with Chemistry: Talk, Tour, And Continuing Exhibit
Oct01

Walking in the Woods with Chemistry: Talk, Tour, And Continuing Exhibit

Sunday, October 11 Walking in the Woods with Chemistry: Talk and Tour 1 p.m., Arboretum Gazebo, UC Davis campus (Rain location: 146 Environmental Horticulture) Have you ever wondered what makes up the flavor of your wine? Or how a plant can cure cancer? What the smell is in your perfume? Or how a tree defends itself? Join Chemistry Pro­fessor Dean Tantillo, Plant Biology professor Philipp Zerbe, and Chemistry Ph.D. candidate Nhu...

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Student Travel Grant to the Western Regional Meeting
Oct01

Student Travel Grant to the Western Regional Meeting

Deadline Extended to October 10, 2015 The Sacramento Section of the American Chemical Society is pleased to announce the second year of a travel grant to support undergraduate and graduate students presenting their work at national and regional meetings. One of last year’s winners was Hailey Hibbard was the undergraduate winner for 2014. She presented her work at the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco. ACS Sacramento Travel...

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