Update from the ACS Chapter at Delta College
Apr15

Update from the ACS Chapter at Delta College

By Sandra Hernandez The ACS Organization has been an empowering tool for future scientists through the influence of Chemistry. Our goal as an organization is to prepare our students to handle technical materials, be able to present before an audience and grow as professionals. Unexpectedly, it has done so much more for many of our students. Our ACS Chapter at San Joaquin Delta College has been a bridge between connecting our students...

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Career Conference in Chemistry at UC Davis Bows to a Successful Third Run
Apr15

Career Conference in Chemistry at UC Davis Bows to a Successful Third Run

By Samantha Teshima 2018-19 Peer Advisor UC Davis Department of Chemistry On Saturday, March 10, the UC Davis’s Department of Chemistry hosted its third Career Conference in Chemistry, an event that serves as a vehicle where majors in chemistry can learn from recruiters and representatives about what they need to develop when entering their post-graduate careers. It also gave invited companies and organizations the opportunity to meet...

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2018 Miller Symposium
Apr11

2018 Miller Symposium

SAC ACS was happy to co-sponsor the 2018 R. Bryan Miller Symposium held at UC Davis on March 15-16, 2018. This event brought together chemists from across northern California, many from the Sacramento region, to present their research in organic and biological chemistry. The opening Plenary Speaker, John Clardy, discussed the chemistry of bacteria, and the closing Plenary Speaker, Michael Marletta, discussed the chemistry and biology...

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Science of Sexual Harassment
Apr11

Science of Sexual Harassment

The Women Chemists’ Committee (WCC) and Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN) put on a special session at the Spring ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, LA in which the prevalence of sexual harassment in chemical fields was described and mitigation measures were discussed. Stephanie Hare, a graduate student at UC Davis, was one of the co-organizers and session co-chairs. The event was very well attended – at times the venue...

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Awards Subcommittee
Apr09

Awards Subcommittee

The members of the awards subcommittee review applications for the Jan Hayes High School Teacher’s Award, the John Berg High School Chemistry Student Scholarship, and the Student Travel Award. These members are: Dean Tantillo, Professor of Chemistry at UC Davis Liang Xue, Professor of Chemistry at the University of the Pacific Marisa Alviar-Agnew, Professor of Chemistry at Sacramento City College Veronica Wheaton, Professor of...

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Report to Sacramento ACS Local Section on  ACS Council Meeting
Apr09

Report to Sacramento ACS Local Section on ACS Council Meeting

Report to Sacramento ACS Local Section on ACS Council Meeting, March 21, 2018, New Orleans LA By Jan Hayes, substitute Alternate Councilor As a result of none of the sections 4 elected councilor or alternate councilors being able to attend the New Orleans Council meeting, I accepted the assignment to represent of section.  I am thankful for the opportunity to continue to serve the section in this way. What follows is my report of the...

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69th Annual Meeting and Steak Barbecue at University of the Pacific
Apr09

69th Annual Meeting and Steak Barbecue at University of the Pacific

Dr. Susan Ebeler will be the featured speaker at the 69th Annual Meeting and Steak Barbecue co‐sponsored by the Chemistry Department of University of the Pacific & the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Research Society on Saturday, April 21 at the Department of Chemistry, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA. Abstract: Wines are a complex mixture of volatile and nonvolatile compounds that combine to give unique...

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ACS Sacramento Tries to See the Kings
Apr09

ACS Sacramento Tries to See the Kings

On March 27th, the Kings put on a good show but eventually lost to the Dallas Mavericks. Skal Labissière led the Kings with 19 points. The section had 20 tickets to see the Kings. However, less than half of the group made it into the arena, and an estimated 4,000 people attended the game. This was one of the games in which the access to the game was restricted due to the presence of protesters of the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark....

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Discoveries: Robotics takes mass spec to the third dimension for forensics, pharma applications
Apr05

Discoveries: Robotics takes mass spec to the third dimension for forensics, pharma applications

Within the past decade, many advancements have been made in the 3-D market from printing to movies. Now scientists report in ACS’ Analytical Chemistry that by combining a robotic arm and mass spectrometry, they can analyze the surface of irregularly shaped 3-D objects, potentially opening up new branches of forensics and pharmaceutics. Mass spectrometry (MS) is a tool that helps researchers identify the components of a sample....

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Local Chemistry Olympiad Draws 60 Students
Mar27

Local Chemistry Olympiad Draws 60 Students

It was another great showing at this year’s High School Chemistry Olympiad with 60 students chowing up from 14 area high schools. These included Sheldon, Folsom, Davis, Pioneer, Mira Loma, Sacramento Country Day, Tracy, Oak Ridge, Rocklin, Lodi, Oakmont, Franklin, Vista de Lago, and John Adams Academy High Schools. The Olympiad was hosted by Mako Masuno and Varnell Crankfield at Sacramento City College (SCC) and sponsored by ACS...

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Upcoming No Belles Performances in the Bay Area
Mar11

Upcoming No Belles Performances in the Bay Area

The California and Silicon Valley Local Sections are hosting a series of performances of No Belles by the Portal Theater, a production highlighting the lack of women Nobel Laureates, in October. Each performance will be followed by a networking session. Keep an eye on the upcoming newsletter for the performance dates! See the inset at the bottom of the following article for a review of the show:...

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Save the Date: Flavors of Chemistry 2018
Mar11

Save the Date: Flavors of Chemistry 2018

Save the date! Flavors of chemistry is scheduled for September 29th at the ARC ballroom at UC Davis. This year, Charlie Bamforth will be speaking on the flavor of beer, with more speakers to come. See you there! by Carla...

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Potty Talk: California Cannabis Chemistry
Mar10

Potty Talk: California Cannabis Chemistry

The Sacramento Section of the American Chemical Society is proud to host a talk by the section Chair, Marc Foster, discussing the requirements for analysis of cannabis recently implemented by the State of California. Marc will discuss tests needed along with instrumentation and validation requirements. Food will be provided. North Natomas Public Library | 4660 Via Ingoglia | Sacramento, CA 95835 Friday, May 4, 2018 from 6:00 PM to...

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ACS Sacramento Section Map
Nov14

ACS Sacramento Section Map

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