Sponsor an Award
Jul11

Sponsor an Award

The Sacramento Section of the ACS has been working hard to recognize its members through three relatively new awards: Jan Hayes High School Teacher Award: $1,000 John Berg High School Chemistry Student Award: $1,000 Student Travel Awards: two $250 We are looking for someone or a company that would be willing to sponsor each of these awards. Please contact Bill Miller if you are interested in discussing a partial or full sponsorship of...

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New Members!
Jul11

New Members!

Please welcome the following new members to our section: Sean Aronow Arlie Lehmkuhler Gary Luehr Jason Muir Jordan Page Aaron Ruch Emily Shea Dylan Sures Ruoyu Wang Shuo Wang Andrew Whitaker Tara Bunag Arlie Lehmkuhler Jordan Page Frank Straw Glad to have you in the...

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50 and 60 Year Members of ACS
Jul11

50 and 60 Year Members of ACS

ACS Sacramento is proud to honor the members of our section who have been members of ACS for 50 and 60 years. They are: 50 Year Members: Dr Janan Hayes Dr Nori Chu Dr Marion Gattuso Dr Bruce Gates Dr Claude Meares Dr Richard Stern Mr Der Huang Mr Roger Schirmer Mr James Sparks Mr Paul Noble Dr Anthony Wong Mr Guy Gilbert Mr Ralph Hudek There is only one 60-year member: Dr. Donald Wedegaertner. Congratulations to these members, and...

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New High School Student Scholarship
Jul11

New High School Student Scholarship

ACS Sacramento is very pleased to announce the John Berg High School Chemistry Student Scholarship, a new scholarship for high school students who intend to major in chemistry or a chemistry-related field. This scholarship will be for $1,000 and has a May 1, 2019 deadline. The scholarship is named for John Berg. John has served the Sacramento Section for a long time and in many ways. When he became a 50 year member of ACS, there was...

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Sharing Chemistry with Kids in Honduras
Jul11

Sharing Chemistry with Kids in Honduras

If you google “Chispa”, which means “spark” in Spanish, you would learn that it is the name of a Latino dating app, but the Chispa Project is a volunteer effort to provide books to Honduran students.  Our section had a couple hundred extra Earth Day booklets in Spanish that we donated to this cause.  As you can see by the smiles below, the booklets were much...

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Western Regional Meeting October 27th at CalTech
Jul10

Western Regional Meeting October 27th at CalTech

There will be a one-day Western Regional Meeting (WRM) on October 27th at CalTech. The theme of the meeting is “Chemistry is Out of this World.” Speakers will talk on space/ chemistry-related themes with a poster session for undergraduate and graduate students. Three awards will be announced at the WRM: 1. E. Ann Nalley Western Region Award for Volunteer Service 2. Stanley Israel Western Region Award for Advancing...

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Arlene Laurison Wins Chemistry High School Teacher Award
May17

Arlene Laurison Wins Chemistry High School Teacher Award

The Sacramento Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is pleased to announce that Arlene Laurison won the Janan Hayes High School Teacher Award (HSTA) for 2018. Ms. Laurison teaches at Sheldon High School. Ms. Laurison wins a $500 cash prize and $500 for classroom supplies. Additionally, she will be honored at the Sacramento Section’s awards ceremony on September 29th, 2018 that is part of the section’s “Flavors of Chemistry”...

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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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