Remembering Dr. Marilyn Olmstead
It is with deep sadness that we observe the passing of Dr. Marilyn Olmstead, Professor Emerita of Chemistry, on September 30, 2020. Dr. Olmstead characterized with X-ray crystallography the first ever endohedral metallofullerene and first-ever non-IPR obeying endohedral metallofullerene, and she was one of the world’s foremost and most prolific fullerene crystallographers. At the time of her passing, Dr. Olmstead had an H-Index of 84,...
The First Virtual Flavors of Chemistry Was a Success
On October 8th the Sacramento ACS section virtually hosted its annual Flavors of Chemistry event. This is the time when we acknowledge our longest-participating members and this year David Marten, Ken Warburton, and George Zweifel all received special recognition. The guest speaker of the main presentation was Philipp Zerbe, an associate professor in the department of Plant Biology at the University of California at Davis. Professor...
Chemistry Shorts: brief films that spotlight innovative chemistry
Chemistry Shorts is a new series of brief films that spotlight innovative ways that chemists and chemical engineers are working to solve important problems and create new opportunities. Each film is accompanied by a lesson plan that offers suggestions on how to integrate it into the classroom. The first three films and lesson plans are available at chemistryshorts.org and on YouTube.
22nd ChemLuminary Awards December 9th
The 22nd Annual ChemLuminary Awards ceremony, will be held virtually on Wednesday, December 9, at 4 p.m. ET. This year’s theme, “2020 Focus on Our Volunteers: Moving Chemistry Forward,” honors the work of our volunteers to continue to improve people’s lives. The ceremony will include a keynote address by Janet L. Bryant, recipient of the 2020 Award for Volunteer Service to the American Chemical Society. Don’t miss the exciting live...
ACS Spring 2021 will be Virtual
From ACS Chief Executive Officer, Tom Connelly: “I am reaching out today to share the news that we will hold our spring 2021 ACS meeting entirely virtually April 5-16, 2021. Meeting virtually for ACS Spring 2021 will enable the meaningful sharing of scientific information, while ensuring everyone’s safety. Originally planned as an in-person event in San Antonio, TX, in March 2021, the meeting was transitioned to a virtual event as a...
NCW Poem Submission
Check out this wonderful illustrated poem celebrating National Chemistry Week! Credit to Jazlyn Leavy, 11th grade, Sheldon High School.
San Joaquin Delta College Shares Chemistry Demos for NCW
In celebration of National Chemistry Week, the chem department and student ACS club of San Joaquin Delta College have put together a virtual chemistry show and demos you can do at home. The hands-on demos have Spanish and English versions. Click here to see their great videos!