New Section Members for December
Dec14

New Section Members for December

Welcome to the Sacramento Section! Rosemary Effiong Desiree Garza Amy Gilson Rebecca Hernandez Andrew Karman Mary Laing Leanna Monteleone Johnny Pan Devin Rippner Ryan Rutter Edward Scollon Ismaeel Siddiqui Sterling Smith Annie...

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ACS Sacramento Executive Committee Holiday Party
Dec14

ACS Sacramento Executive Committee Holiday Party

On Sunday December 10th, the Executive Committee of the Sacramento Section got together for its annual holiday party/dinner. Marc Foster, Chair Elect, delighted everyone with his new light-up sweater which he graciously turned off while we ate. The secret Santa gift exchange was also a big success. Overall, 2017 was a year of slowly growing the number of activities sponsored and organized by our section. Look over our web site to see...

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Vote for ACS Sacramento Officers!
Dec13

Vote for ACS Sacramento Officers!

You should have received an email with a link to vote for your ACS Sacramento section officers. Voting continues until December 17th. Please vote! It let’s your officers know that they’ve got your support.

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Discoveries: Creating surfaces that repel water and control its flow (video)
Dec13

Discoveries: Creating surfaces that repel water and control its flow (video)

ACS Applied Materials & Interface To prevent water and ice from making our shoes soggy, frosting our car windows and weighing down power lines with icicles, scientists have been exploring new coatings that can repel water. Now one team has developed a way to direct where the water goes when it’s pushed away. Their report appears in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Water-repelling, or superhyrdophobic,...

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ACS Needs Volunteers: National Awards Canvassing and Selection Committees
Dec13

ACS Needs Volunteers: National Awards Canvassing and Selection Committees

Would you like to help nominate and select ACS National award winners ? ACS is seeking self-nominations for the 2019-2020 National Awards Canvassing and Selection Committees. Here is a link to the self-nominating form: Self Committee Nomination Form ACS is committed to recognizing excellence in people who represent groups not commonly identified as recipients of ACS awards, such as women and minorities, chemists from industry and the...

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Discoveries: To improve dipstick diagnostic and environmental tests, just add tape
Dec13

Discoveries: To improve dipstick diagnostic and environmental tests, just add tape

Simple paper-strip testing has the potential to tell us quickly what’s in water, and other liquid samples from food, the environment and bodies — but current tests don’t handle solid samples well. Now researchers have developed a way to make these low-cost devices more versatile and reliable for analyzing both liquid and solid samples using adhesive tape. They report their approach in the journal ACS Applied Materials...

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How Chemistry May Extend Meaningful Lifetime by Attila Pavlath
Dec13

How Chemistry May Extend Meaningful Lifetime by Attila Pavlath

Working with the UC Davis Department of Chemistry and the UC Davis Chemistry Club, SAC ACS sponsored a visit from Attila Pavlath, former ACS President (2001). Dr. Pavlath spoke on “How Chemistry May Extend Meaningful Lifetime” to an audience of approximately 40 students, faculty and others from the Sacramento area. His remarks touched on most everything from microchips to artificial organs, highlighting the impact of chemistry in...

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