Dinner with Former ACS President Attila Pavlath
Nov17
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Next Executive Committee Meeting November 5th
Oct18

Next Executive Committee Meeting November 5th

The next Executive Committee meeting of the ACS Sacramento Section will be on November 8th from 7-8:30pm in Sacramento. For more details, please email Cindy Castronovo.

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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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Next ExCom Meeting: October 8th
Sep08

Next ExCom Meeting: October 8th

The next Executive Committee meeting of the ACS Sacramento Section will be on October 8th from 7-8:30pm in Davis. For more details, please email Cindy Castronovo.

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Next Executive Committee Meeting: August 27th
Jul30

Next Executive Committee Meeting: August 27th

The next meeting of the ACS Sacramento Section Executive Committee will be on August 27th at 7pm in room 204 of Lillard Hall. For more information, contact Cindy Castronovo or Bill Miller.

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Agilent’s Lunch and Learn Seminar on August 02
Jul30

Agilent’s Lunch and Learn Seminar on August 02

Agilent’s Lunch and Learn Seminar will be held on Wednesday, August 02 in Sacramento, California from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. This free face-to-face symposium gives you the opportunity to network with your colleagues in the industry, stay up-to-date with the latest science & technology from Agilent, as well as chat with our specialists & application chemists about your analytical questions and concerns. Agenda 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM...

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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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68th Annual ACS-BBQ at University of the Pacific
May04

68th Annual ACS-BBQ at University of the Pacific

By Andy Franz On April 22, 2017, the Department of Chemistry at the University of the Pacific held its 68th Annual ACS-BBQ for approximately 110 alumni and friends in attendance. The Sacramento Section of the ACS generously supported the event, which featured Nirmal Saini, chief of the Center for Analytical Chemistry at the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). His talk was titled “The Role Science Plays at the CDFA”....

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Sacramento Holds First Social at a National Meeting: Picture Gallery
May04
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R. Bryan Miller Symposium at UC Davis
May04

R. Bryan Miller Symposium at UC Davis

SACACS was happy to co-sponsor the 17th annual R. Bryan Miller Symposium held at UC Davis on March 16-17, 2017. This event brought together chemists from across northern California, many from the Sacramento region, to present their research in organic and biological chemistry. The Plenary Speaker, Dirk Trauner, discussed the field of Synthetic Photobiology, a field which he is largely responsible for establishing. Attendance at the...

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Spring Symposium for the Genetic and Environmental Toxicology Association of Northern California
Mar26

Spring Symposium for the Genetic and Environmental Toxicology Association of Northern California

Save the date! April 24 is the Spring Symposium for the Genetic and Environmental Toxicology Association of Northern California. The theme is “The giant inside you: The interface between the microbiome, environment, and disease”. There will be three speakers, and a poster session. This event will take place in the afternoon in Oakland at the Elihu M. Harris State Office Building, 1515 Clay Street. Registration is $40 for non-members...

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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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Save the Date 10/01/16: The Flavors of Chemistry
Apr21

Save the Date 10/01/16: The Flavors of Chemistry

Last year, our Flavors of Chemistry event was so popular that we decided to bring it back again this year except this time twice as many people will be able to attend. We have just reserved space on the UC Davis campus for this event. More information will be coming, but we know the date: 10/01/16. The event will bring together the Sacramento, Santa Clara Valley, and California sections to learn about the chemistry of wine and...

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2016 R. Bryan Miller Symposium at UC Davis
Apr19

2016 R. Bryan Miller Symposium at UC Davis

The 16th annual R. Bryan Miller Symposium (http://chemistry.ucdavis.edu/seminar/miller_symposium/index.html), co-sponsored by the Sacramento Section of the ACS, was held at UC Davis on April 7-8. This symposium celebrated the legacy of Bryan Miller (http://blueline.ucdavis.edu/MillerSymposium/rbmillerbio.shtml) by bringing together researchers from academia, industry, research foundations and national laboratories who were studying...

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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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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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Regional Awards Handed out at WRM
Nov23

Regional Awards Handed out at WRM

Four regional awards were handed out at the ACS Western Regional Meeting in a ceremony held at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in Escondido, CA. The Chemical Education (CHED) Division Western Region Award for Excellence in High School Teaching:  Shannon Regli, Troy High School Shannon Regli teaches Honors and AP Chemistry at Troy High School in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District in Orange County, CA. After...

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