A Successful Western Regional Meeting
Dec03

A Successful Western Regional Meeting

On October 27th 2018, Southern California Section and California Los Padres Section joined forces in organizing the Western Regional ACS meeting at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. A highly successful event, the meeting had 250 attendees, including many students from the local colleges and universities, as well as scientists from Jet Propulsion Lab, professors and teachers, and members of the chemistry industry. The...

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SCIENCE FAIR JUDGES NEEDED!!!
Dec02

SCIENCE FAIR JUDGES NEEDED!!!

The Sacramento School of Engineering and Sciences (SES) has scheduled its science and engineering fair for Wednesday, December 19th from 2:30 PM-6:15 PM and they need YOU to judge student science fair projects! Interested individuals can sign up or get more information by contacting Pat Wong (pat.wong@arb.ca.gov). SES is located in the Pocket Area of Sacramento (7345 Gloria Drive). However its students are from a cross section...

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UC Davis Chemistry’s Career Conference in Chemistry
Nov29

UC Davis Chemistry’s Career Conference in Chemistry

UC Davis Chemistry’s Career Conference in Chemistry will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019. This half-day conference is scheduled to take place at UC Davis. The purpose of the event is two-fold. It is a vehicle where majors in Chemistry can learn from recruiters or representatives about what they need to develop when entering their post-graduate careers. It also gives invited companies or organizations the opportunity to meet...

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Job Opportunities for Chemists
Nov26

Job Opportunities for Chemists

A postdoctoral position is available at UCSD Scripps Institution of Oceanography with the Coastal Observing Research and Development Center (CORDC) under the supervision of Dr. Sophia Merrifield. The EISPAC team, are looking for a postdoc in environmental chemistry/ecosystem modelling to join an international and trans-disciplinary project on the effects of ice stressors and pollutants on the Arctic marine cryosphere. Do you know of a...

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Student International Travel Award
Nov24

Student International Travel Award

ACS Sacramento Section is announcing a new award: $1,000 for a student to travel internationally. The due date is February 1, 2019 at 5:00PM and all materials must be submitted to Dean Tantillo, member of our awards subcommittee. One award will be given in the amount of $1000 to support travel to an international chemistry conference/meeting/internship. Both undergraduates and graduate students are eligible to apply.  The application...

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ACS Sacramento Donates to SIPP
Nov24

ACS Sacramento Donates to SIPP

At its November meeting, the Sacramento Section voted to donate $1,000 to the Science Innovation Pipeline Program (SIPP). SIPP is a mentoring and summer research program that is designed to provide low-income minority high school students with early hands-on experience to help them develop a clearer understanding of what it is like to study...

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Register for High School Chemistry Olympiad
Nov24

Register for High School Chemistry Olympiad

The Sacramento Section of the ACS is proud to organize the 2019 High School Chemistry Olympiad. The Olympiad witll be held at Sacramento City College. Last year’s Olympiad was a big success! For more information, please click here. To register or if you have questions, please contact Mako Masuno.  Students taking the local exam for the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad on March 24th at Sacramento City...

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Attending No Belles at Mills
Nov24

Attending No Belles at Mills

By Bill Miller My wife, daughter, and I attended the No Belles performance at Mills College. The room held about 50 people in chairs around the stage, and the room was filled. After a brief introduction from the members of the California Section, the three actors began recounting the stories of several women scientists. What stuck with us was the incredible will power of these women to do their work against incredible odds: being the...

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