Help ACS Sacramento Plan for 2016
Feb09

Help ACS Sacramento Plan for 2016

The Executive Committee of our section has just submitted its 2015 annual report summarizing our activities from last year. We are happy to say that each year over the past few years, the number of activities sponsored by our section and the number of activities coordinated by our section have increased. We have an awards subcommittee formed in 2015 that coordinates the student travel award and our new high school teacher award. We...

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Involvement In ACS To Help Your Career And Fellowship/Grant Applications
Feb09

Involvement In ACS To Help Your Career And Fellowship/Grant Applications

As a chemistry graduate student at UC Davis I am regularly applying for funding opportunities and fellowships within my field. Most applications typically have a component asking for information about your broader impacts on society, or in other words the application is asking, “If we are going to fund you, how are you going to benefit the general population?” My time volunteering with the ACS Sacramento Section has allowed me to talk...

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Help! Someone Move My Cheese (Society)!
Aug09

Help! Someone Move My Cheese (Society)!

Of course, I’m referencing the book that my father bought for me as his cheese was moving around, so to speak. Its all about change in life and how to deal with it. He was adapting to a changing workplace that just didn’t exist when he was younger. Very good book. But I have some specific cheese in mind. And I literally want it moved. Down. If you Google “ACS Sacramento”, we are not the first, second, or third...

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A Hoppin Couple of Weeks
May06

A Hoppin Couple of Weeks

A Hoppin’ Couple of Weeks We have so many events happening over the next two weeks that we decided to start an events calendar. We’ve got the ACS Sacramento Section 66th Annual Meeting and Steak Barbecue, UCD Chemistry Magic Show, and the National Chemistry Olympiad all occurring this coming Saturday April 18th. Then, there are two Earth Day activities next week: one at CalEPA and another at Sacramento City College. Along with...

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Greetings from the chair
Sep06

Greetings from the chair

Greetings from the Chair A wee bit of rain and weekends full of football. Fall is in the air and every year I get a little bit nostalgic and think back about starting school. Well, to help fill that little void that used to be nurtured by the lofty pillars of education I hope that you can join me for a new program we are starting in the Sacramento Section called ‘Connect with a Chemist’. Our Chair-Elect, Bill Miller, will...

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