Councilor’s Report: Bill Miller, ACS Orlando
Apr18

Councilor’s Report: Bill Miller, ACS Orlando

Councilor Report from ACS National Meeting in Orlando: 4/3/19 We’re just back from the ACS National Meeting in Orlando, and we are asking you to give us feedback about three things: ACS National Meetings If you currently go to ACS National Meetings: please tell me why you go. What do you value most at the meeting? If you don’t go, what would encourage you to pay the costs of going (which are substantial)? International...

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Ko Lecture on Solar Fuels by R. David Britt
Apr18

Ko Lecture on Solar Fuels by R. David Britt

Join UC Davis for the announcement of the Winston Ko Professorship in Science Leadership as well as a lecture from the inagural recipient, Distinguished Professor R. David Britt. Solar Fuels: Nature’s Approach Although enormous, mankind’s total consumption of energy is dwarfed by nature’s global utilization of solar energy by photosynthesis, a process by which visible light is used to convert carbon dioxide and water to sugar and...

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James Hill Running for AACT High School Ambassador
Apr18

James Hill Running for AACT High School Ambassador

Mira Loma High School chemistry teacher and former ACS Sacramento Section High School Teacher of the Year James Hill is running for High School Ambassador of the American Association of Chemistry Teachers. If you are a member of AACT, please consider voting for him before the April 30th deadline!...

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ACS Sacramento 70th Annual Meeting and Steak Barbecue
Mar26

ACS Sacramento 70th Annual Meeting and Steak Barbecue

The 70th Annual Meeting and Steak Barbecue for the Sacramento Section of ACS will occur on April 20th. Dr. James Marshall will speak about “Rediscovery of the Elements – Tracking down the original discovery sites of the mines and laboratories for all of the elements.” For more information or to register, click...

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Save the Date: Flavors of Chemistry
Mar26

Save the Date: Flavors of Chemistry

Flavors of Chemistry 2019 will occur on September 7, 2019 at the ARC Ballroom on the UC Davis campus. The speakers will be Hoby Wedler and Stephanie Doan. Wedler is co-founder of SENSPOINT-a company focused on opening the doors to sensory awareness-and will speak about the chemistry of wine.  Doan is a Senior Food Scientist in Food Innovation with Blue Diamond Growers and will speak about the chemistry of almonds....

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Volunteering with ACS Sacramento
Mar26

Volunteering with ACS Sacramento

Are you interested in getting more involved with the local section? Have ideas about events or changes you’d like to see? Passionate about outreach? Consider volunteering on one of our new subcommittees! Executive Committee As always, members are welcome to participate in our monthly executive committee meetings where we discuss events, finances, policy, etc. Senior Chemists Committee A focus on concerns of and events for the...

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Student Travel Award Opportunity: Fall ACS in San Diego
Mar26

Student Travel Award Opportunity: Fall ACS in San Diego

ACS Sacramento Section is proud to offer two $250 student travel awards to the ACS meeting in San Diego. The application is due May 1st to Dean Tantillo. For details, click here. In 2018, the winners went to New Orleans. In 2017, the winners went to San...

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Volunteer Opportunities in April
Mar26

Volunteer Opportunities in April

ACS Sacramento plans to host a table at the College and Career Expo which takes place the afternoon of April 6 at the STEM Fair.  We are hoping to offer a hands-on activity, but we need volunteers to make this happen!  If you can help, contact Cindy Castronovo at ccastron@comcast.net. We need volunteers the morning of Wednesday, April 24 to help kids and parents learn about global warming and ocean acidification (see photo below). ...

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High School Student Scholarship: Due May 1
Feb21

High School Student Scholarship: Due May 1

The John Berg High School Chemistry Student Scholarship is presented annually to a high school student with a declared major in the chemical sciences who attends high school (including being homeschooled) within the boundaries of the Sacramento Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The Sacramento Section of the ACS will award a scholarship for $1,000 payable to the financial aid department of the student’s college or...

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Science Innovation Pipeline Program Application is Live
Feb12

Science Innovation Pipeline Program Application is Live

The Science Innovation Pipeline Program (SIPP) at Sacramento City College is a mentoring and summer research program that is designed to provide low income and minority high school students with early hands-on experience to help them develop a clearer understanding of what it is like to study science. The students who are selected for this program will: Get the opportunity to be mentored on interesting chemistry research projects Get...

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