Upcoming No Belles Performances in the Bay Area
The California and Silicon Valley Local Sections are hosting a series of performances of No Belles by the Portal Theater, a production highlighting the lack of women Nobel Laureates, in October. Each performance will be followed by a networking session. Keep an eye on the upcoming newsletter for the performance dates! See the inset at the bottom of the following article for a review of the show:...
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 Saunders
Discoveries: How cats and dogs are consuming and processing parabens
“Parabens and Their Metabolites in Pet Food and Urine from New York State, United States” Environmental Science & Technology Many households can claim at least one four-legged friend as part of the family. But pets that primarily stay indoors can have increased rates of diseases, such as diabetes, kidney diseases and hypothyroidism compared with those that stay exclusively outside. Some scientists propose that chemical...
Steam Coffin: Building the First Steamship
ACS Sacramento Section was proud to host John Laurence Busch, the author of the book “Steam Coffin”, at 6pm on Thursday February 15th at the North Natomas Library. John spoke about his book from the chemist’s perspective. This Chemists Presentation showed how Captain Rogers designed and built this revolutionary vessel — from a chemist’s perspective — nearly two centuries ago! by Marc Foster
Potty Talk: California Cannabis Chemistry
The Sacramento Section of the American Chemical Society is proud to host a talk by the section Chair, Marc Foster, discussing the requirements for analysis of cannabis recently implemented by the State of California. Marc will discuss tests needed along with instrumentation and validation requirements. Food will be provided. North Natomas Public Library | 4660 Via Ingoglia | Sacramento, CA 95835 Friday, May 4, 2018 from 6:00 PM to...
Welcome New Section Members!
Welcome to our new section members! Simon Jean Marius Arragain Helena Bayat Jeannie Darby Apramita Devi Ravneet Gill Donald Neu Yudong Qiu Steven Ruiz Nikki Slade Thai-Thanh Vo Hope to see you at one of our events!
Student Travel Award Winner: Kevin Camacho
Congratulations to our 2018 Student Travel Award Winner who will make a presentation in the Undergraduate Research at the Frontiers of Inorganic Chemistry session (Sunday, Mar 18 5:30-7:30 PM, Hall D, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center) at the ACS Spring National Meeting! Kevin Camacho, CSU Sacramento, INOR 258: Synthesis and characterization of indium (III) redox active ligand complexes.
SACRAMENTO MARCH FOR SCIENCE
Did you march last year? If you did, you probably plan to join the 2018 March for Science to be held April 14th in downtown Sacramento. If not, now is your chance! Mark your calendars and we’ll provide information on a meet-up location before the event if you’d like to walk with other Sacramento Section members. Last year, the route was from Southside Park to the state capitol, which is about a mile. For more info, check out the...
JOIN THE ACS SACRAMENTO SECTION FOR A KINGS GAME!
We have tickets (lower level this year!) to the Kings vs. Dallas Mavericks game on Tuesday, March 27 at the Golden1 Arena. Cost to you is only $25 per ticket and includes a special halftime bonus! Contact Cindy Castronovo at firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservation. Details on the special half-time bonus: Group Name: American Chemical Society Date: March 27, 2018 Doors Open @ 5:30 p.m. Tip-off @ 7:00 p.m. This experience begins...
Save the Date 4-20: Cannabis Analytical Chemistry in California
Save the Date! On April 20th Marc Foster,Chair of the Sacramento Section of ACS, will be giving a seminar entitled “Cannabis Analytical Chemistry in California”. More information will be in the next newsletter.
Call for Proposals: California Sea Grant College Program
New Faculty: Call for Proposals 2019 Application Deadline: April 10, 2018 Special Focus Awards The California Sea Grant College Program is now soliciting full proposals for projects to begin on/after February 1, 2019. New faculty* from universities throughout California are invited to apply. California Sea Grant continues to focus on the following integrated themes (or Strategic Focus Areas): Healthy Coastal Ecosystems Sustainable...
UCD Student Co-Chairs Session on the Science of Sexual Harassment
The Women Chemists’ Committee (WCC) and Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN) are working together to put on a special session at the Spring ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, LA examining the prevalence of sexual harassment in chemical fields, and what can be done to prevent and mitigate incidents. Stephanie Hare, a graduate student at UC Davis, is one of the session co-chairs. Science of Sexual Harassment Monday, March...