Sacramento Section Helps Sponsor UC Chemistry Symposium
Jan29

Sacramento Section Helps Sponsor UC Chemistry Symposium

The Sacramento Section of the ACS is proud to help sponsor the UC Chemical Symposium on March 27-29, 2017. For more information, please visit the Facebook page for the symposium....

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2017 R. Bryan Miller Symposium March 16th and 17th
Jan29

2017 R. Bryan Miller Symposium March 16th and 17th

ACS Sacramento is a proud supporter of the R. Bryan Miller Symposium at UC Davis. The Miller Symposium will be March 16th and 17th, 2017. For more information, click...

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2017 Janan Hayes High School Teacher Applications Due March 31st
Jan29

2017 Janan Hayes High School Teacher Applications Due March 31st

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Sacramento Section (map) is proud to announce the Second Annual award for high school teachers in our section, named for a Jan Hayes, a councilor, educator and ACS Fellow with over 40 years of involvement with the Sacramento Section. The 2017 Janan Hayes High School Teacher Award will be $500 in cash and $500 for chemistry supplies. Our Sacramento Section winner will then be nominated to enter any...

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ACS Sacramento Section Event at National Meeting in SF
Jan29

ACS Sacramento Section Event at National Meeting in SF

Date: Tuesday April 4th Time: 5-7pm Location: Great Room 1, W Hotel Come join your Sacramento Section colleagues for a social event at the Spring ACS National Meeting in San Francisco! Appetizers will be served and drinks will be available. Your first drink is free for ACS Sacramento Section members. (If you have a question about whether or not you are a member, please login to your acs.org account or email Bill Miller with the...

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The Future of Sustainable Chemistry
Jan29

The Future of Sustainable Chemistry

The Winston Ko Public Lecture on the Frontiers of Mathematical and Physical Sciences will take place in the ARC Ballroom at UC Davis on February 9, 2017 at 4pm. This year’s lecture will be presented by Daniel Nocera, the Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy at Harvard University. His lecture is titled “The Sustainocene: A New Epoch” and will focus on his vision of a future powered by artificial photosynthesis. Additional information...

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Student Travel Grant to the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco
Jan27

Student Travel Grant to the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco

The Sacramento Section of the American Chemical Society is pleased to announce the third year of a travel grant to support undergraduate and graduate students presenting their work at national and regional meetings. Last year’s winners presented their work at the ACS Western Regional Meeting. Award Information: Two awards will be given in the amount of $250 each (one to a graduate student and one to an undergraduate). These awards are...

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Join Us To See The Kings at The New Golden 1 Arena!
Jan27

Join Us To See The Kings at The New Golden 1 Arena!

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the new arena, here’s your opportunity!  Tickets have been reserved to attend the Sacramento Kings vs. the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, March 22.  Tipoff at 7:30 pm.  Cost for seats in upper level of section 219 are $28 each.  BYOC*! Reserve your spot by contacting Cindy Castronovo.  GO KINGS! (*bring your own...

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High School Chemistry Olympiad
Jan27

High School Chemistry Olympiad

Organized by Mako Masuno of MicroMidas, Inc. and hosted by Sacramento City College (SCC), the Sacramento Section is proud to announce the 2017 United States National Chemistry Olympiad Local Exam will take place on March 11th at SCC. Last year’s Olympiad was the largest one ever for the Sacramento Section and we hope to keep growing! Please let Mako know as soon as you can if you, your child, or your students are interested in...

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Three Student Chapters Win Awards in Sacramento Section
Dec15

Three Student Chapters Win Awards in Sacramento Section

Congratulations to the ACS Chartered Chemistry Clubs at Sacramento State, UC Davis, and Sacramento City College (SCC)! Both Sacramento State and UC Davis received “Commendable” awards for the 2015-2016 academic year. SCC received an Honorable Mention and was also recognized for being a “Green Chemistry Student Chapter”. A full list of winning chapters is available here. For the 2015-2016 academic year, there...

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Discoveries: Electronic ‘hairy skin’ could give robots a more human sense of touch
Dec15

Discoveries: Electronic ‘hairy skin’ could give robots a more human sense of touch

Electronic-skin prototypes are stretchy, thin films that can sense temperature, pressure and even monitor blood oxygen or alcohol levels. But most of these devices are missing a key feature of real skin that allows us to feel a wider range of conditions: hair. Now researchers have combined hair-like wires with electronic skin to make a more versatile sensor for robots, prosthetics, and other applications. Their report appears in the...

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