Arlene Laurison Wins Regional Teacher Award
Oct20

Arlene Laurison Wins Regional Teacher Award

Arlene Laurison has won the 2018 Western Regional Excellence in High School Teaching Award. Laurison wins $1,000 and will travel to receive her award at the Western Region Meeting on October 27th in Pasadena.  Arlene Laurison Laurison previously won the 2018 Jan Hayes High School Teachers Award for the Sacramento Section. Our section will now be nominating her for the James Bryant Conant Award in High School Chemistry Teaching, a...

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Volunteers for Friday Speaker Series
Oct20

Volunteers for Friday Speaker Series

The School of Engineering and Sciences (SES) is looking for volunteers to mentor students as they prepare their science projects and senior projects, serve as judges at science fairs, and speak or sponsor a Friday lunch talk.  The school is a combination middle/high school which accepts students within the Sacramento School District and is located in the Pocket area in South Sacramento.  Please contact Patrick Wong at...

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Councilors’ Report: Fall 2018 ACS National Meeting in Boston
Oct20

Councilors’ Report: Fall 2018 ACS National Meeting in Boston

In attendance at the Councilor Session were Councilors Mariela Carpio-Obeso and Bill Miller, Alternate Councilor Shawna Rickards, and Historian Jan Hayes. Mariela Carpio-Obeso (left), Jane Hayes, and Bill Miller Shawna Rickard (left), Bill Miller, and Mariela Carpio-Obeso President Peter Dorhout spoke about an emphasis on RAMPing up safety: Recognize hazards, Assess risks, Minimize risks, and Prepare for emergencies. He was considered...

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Flavors of Chemistry 2018: Beer and Cheese
Oct20

Flavors of Chemistry 2018: Beer and Cheese

On September 29th we held our 4th annual Flavors of Chemistry event, with great success, with nearly 90 attendees. Members from several sections came together to honor award winners and learn about the chemistry of beer and cheese flavor. ACS Sacramento Section Chair Marc Foster opened the event by presenting awards to the Sacramento Section honorees. Three of the section’s long-time members were in attendance. Each long-time member...

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ACS Webinar: Chemistry for the Formation of  Urban Fine Particulate Matter
Sep30

ACS Webinar: Chemistry for the Formation of Urban Fine Particulate Matter

November 6, 2018 USA 12:00 p.m. EST, 9:00 a.m. PST, 17:00 GMT Speaker:Renyi ZhangUniversity Distinguished Professor and Harold J. Haynes Chair in Geosciences Professor of Chemistry and Atmospheric Sciences, Colleges of Science and GeosciencesTexas A&M UniversityCollege Station, Texas, USA This webinar will provide a synthetic view on recent progress in understanding the chemistry relevant to the formation of urban fine...

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