Outreach Training Program (OTP)
Jun30

Outreach Training Program (OTP)

  The Outreach Training Program (OTP) is designed to help ACS members passionate about science outreach fully maximize Society resources through in-person workshops at regional meetings or a seven-week online course. The online classes start July 9th and continue weekly until August 20th. You can choose to watch the classes “live” or view the recordings at your convenience.   What You Will Learn Introduction and History of ACS...

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ACS Sacramento Supports Future Powerhouse Science Center
Jun30

ACS Sacramento Supports Future Powerhouse Science Center

  The Sacramento Section is proud to announce its support of the future Powerhouse Science Center currently under construction along the river just north of downtown Sacramento. Sponsors have the opportunity to purchase an element of the periodic table (see below) to be inscribed with donor information for $5,000. We chose “Actinium” as it contained the first two letters of “ACS.” There are a few elements left if you want to...

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ACS Hosts Chemistry Olympiad Tryouts
Jun30

ACS Hosts Chemistry Olympiad Tryouts

This spring, the Sacramento section of the American Chemical Society hosted the annual regional Chemistry Olympiad tryouts. The first and second rounds took place in March and April at Sacramento City College. Over 80 students from many local high schools participated in the first round. After a rigorous written test the top ten scorers were selected to go on to round two, where they completed more written and practical exams.       ...

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70th ACS Annual Meeting and Steak Barbecue at the University of the Pacific
Jun30

70th ACS Annual Meeting and Steak Barbecue at the University of the Pacific

On Saturday, April 20th, 2019, the Chemistry Department hosted its 70th Annual Meeting and Steak Barbecue. The event was co‐sponsored by the Chemistry Department at the University of the Pacific, the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Research Society, and the Sacramento Section American Chemistry Society. The event began with an overview of recent activities and personnel updates of the Chemistry Department, and presenting...

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Winners Announced for ACS Student Travel Grants
Jun30

Winners Announced for ACS Student Travel Grants

The Sacramento Section of the American Chemical Society is proud to announce the winners of its Student Travel Grants. In the graduate category, Anna Lo of the UC Davis Department of Chemistry has won. In the undergraduate category, Mira Milic of the UC Davis Department of Chemistry won. Each winner receives $250 towards defraying their travel costs to the 2019 ACS National Meeting in San Diego. Ms. Lo will be presenting her work...

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Flavors of Chemistry: Almond and Olive Oils
Jun14

Flavors of Chemistry: Almond and Olive Oils

We are pleased to announce that our 5th Annual Flavors of Chemistry will be occurring on Saturday September 7th at the UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) Ballroom, the same location as last year, from 1-3:30 pm. We thank our sponsors ACS Omega and Agilent. Buy tickets for Flavors of Chemistry: Almond and Olive Oils Slippery Business: Detecting Potential Adulteration in Almond and Olive Oil Hoby Wedler is the CEO and lead...

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Robert Fendall wins 2019 High School Teacher Award
Jun12

Robert Fendall wins 2019 High School Teacher Award

The Sacramento Section of the American Chemical Society is proud to announce Robert (Bob) Fendall as the winner of its 2019 Janan Hayes High School Teacher Award. He holds a B. S. in Biochemistry from CalPoly San Luis Obispo and a Single Subject Teaching Credential from Sacramento State. Mr. Fendall has taught chemistry at Sheldon High School since August of 2000. During that time, he has served as Department Chair of the Science...

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