Flavors of Chemistry 2016 Brings Together ACS Local Sections
Nov17

Flavors of Chemistry 2016 Brings Together ACS Local Sections

The 2016 Flavors of Chemistry: Wine and Cheese event brought together members of three local ACS sections to learn about and taste wine and cheese. District VI Director Paul David Jagodzinski gave introductory comments to open the event. Several members of the Sacramento section were also honored, including Steve Hummel, the inaugural winner of the Jan Hayes High School Teacher Award. Dr. Moshe Rosenberg, Professor and Specialist,...

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ACS Sacramento Election: Your Vote Counts!
Nov17

ACS Sacramento Election: Your Vote Counts!

Yes, the national election is over, but you still have time to exercise your ACS civic duty and vote for your 2017 local section officers, including chair elect, treasurer, councilor and alternate councilor.  Your ballot was emailed to you on October 28.  Dig through those emails, find the ballot, and pick your candidates before the election closes at 5 pm, Wednesday, November 23.  We would like to increase our vote totals above the...

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UCD Chem Club Plans for New Year
Nov17

UCD Chem Club Plans for New Year

The Chemistry Club at UC Davis continues to regularly participate in chemical demonstrations as a part of educational outreach, such as at the annual Picnic Day event where over 2,000 people watch several shows and interact with hands-on demos. The club has also focused on outreach other than chemical demonstrations. We try to aid in the formation of new chemistry clubs at community colleges in the area. We have answered many...

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$250 Student Chapter Grant Program
Nov17

$250 Student Chapter Grant Program

ACS Sacramento Section is announcing a new grant opportunity. Student chapters within the section may apply for up to $250 to engage in outreach to K-12 schools. Contact Bill Miller for more information.

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2017 Janan Hayes High School Teacher Award
Nov17

2017 Janan Hayes High School Teacher Award

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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New Book: Violence and Violins
Nov17

New Book: Violence and Violins

Joseph Nagyvary has recently published a memoir that describes his life as a chemistry student in Hungary during the communist era (1952-1956). It was also the beginning of his interest in Stradivari violins, a subject which he had the privilege to lecture about to many local sections of the ACS, including the Sacramento Section. In his book, Joseph recollects a childhood growing up with a devout Catholic father and a rebellious...

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SCC ACS Chemistry Club: Furthering Fall’s Fun
Nov15

SCC ACS Chemistry Club: Furthering Fall’s Fun

The Fall 2016 Semester is nearly starting to wrap up at Sacramento City College (SCC), and the SCC ACS Chemistry Club has done its best to use the semester for finding a number of engaging activities for student members to take part in. Continuing from the Chemistry Club’s previous events, a few more special endeavors worth pointing out included many members participating in the SCC Centennial Chemistry Magic Show, hosting its first...

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Flavors of Chemistry 2016 Photo Gallery
Oct10

Flavors of Chemistry 2016 Photo Gallery

A variety of pictures of the Flavors of Chemistry event on October 1st at the ARC Ballroom on the UC Davis campus. All pictures were taken by Dan Gruber....

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Volunteer Opportunities at Sacramento School of Engineering and Sciences
Sep24

Volunteer Opportunities at Sacramento School of Engineering and Sciences

The Sacramento School of Engineering and Sciences (SES) is a combination middle/high school located in the Pocket area in South Sacramento.  They need speakers for Friday lunch times beginning in September to talk about their journey from student to science or engineering career, as well as mentors for high school senior projects.   Questions?  Contact Cindy Castronovo, who represents the ACS Sacramento Section on the SES Advisory...

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60 Year Member Donald Frankel
Sep09

60 Year Member Donald Frankel

Donald Frankel was born in 1928. He served in the US Army 1946-67. During this time he received a BS in Chemistry in 1952 from Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve). Frnakel’s first job was in Cleveland with a fiber company doing methods development and QC management. He moved to California in 1955 to work for a large chemical company in a small pesticide research lab as an analytical chemist using IR & GC....

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50 Year Member Kewal Dhami
Sep07

50 Year Member Kewal Dhami

Dr. Kewal Dhami is being honored for his 50 years of ACS membership. During this time, he has made a number of significant contributions to the chemical sciences. Dhami received his B.S.(1954), M.S. (1956) and Ph.D. (1965) from the University of Western Ontario. His Ph.D. work involved early carbon-13 studies on a variety of compounds including acetophenones, anisoles, and styrenes. His Ph.D. work resulted in six publications in the...

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