Back by Popular Demand: Flavors of Chemistry
Sep25

Back by Popular Demand: Flavors of Chemistry

Flavors of Chemistry: The Chemistry of Wine and Cheese including wine and cheese tastings October 1, 2016  2-6pm Activities and Recreation Center UC Davis Campus Tickets on Sale Now! This is a popular event so get your tickets soon! We are pleased to announce the return of a very popular event from last year: our Flavors of Chemistry event. Professor Moshe Rosenberg, Professor and Specialist in Dairy Engineering and Technology in the...

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SCC ACS Chemistry Club: The New Academic Year Brings New Members and New Opportunities
Sep25

SCC ACS Chemistry Club: The New Academic Year Brings New Members and New Opportunities

The Fall 2016 Semester has begun at Sacramento City College, bringing in many new students to the college campus. The summer recess provided the club’s officers with plenty of time to plan for the current academic year. With the summer now over, these plans have begun to set in motion, giving the SCC ACS Chemistry Club an opportunity to invite many new members and partake in student activities. So far this year, the Chemistry Club has...

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New Members of Our Section
Sep25

New Members of Our Section

We are pleased to welcome the following new members to our Sacramento Section: Addison Beckemeyer Andrew Bovill Michael Browne Anne Cooper Doherty David Gygi Terell Keel Chandrima Majumdar Sonia Mendoza Megan Peterson Timothy Wells Michael Browne Fei Chang Charles Crichlow Megan Peterson...

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ACS Sacramento Reusable Grocery Bags
Sep25

ACS Sacramento Reusable Grocery Bags

Look for these great new bags at upcoming ACS Sacramento...

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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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Councilor Report: John Berg
Sep24

Councilor Report: John Berg

As one of your Councilors, I attended the national ACS meeting in Philadelphia in August.  My meetings included the CEPA (Committee on Economic and Professional Affairs) Executive Committee on Friday evening, CEPA all day Saturday, the Graduate Education Advisory Board (GEAB) on Monday morning, and of course the Council meeting on Wednesday.  I also checked out the exposition, but alas, did not score any tee shirts this time. The most...

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What is that? The Symbols in the ACS Logo
Sep24

What is that? The Symbols in the ACS Logo

by Marc Foster The diamond-like shape of the ACS logo is one I have seen a million times yet I have never given pause to figure out what it is.  There is an upper yellow triangle and a lower blue triangle.  The society used to have 4 triangles representing air, fire, water and earth.  Now there are just the two representing the Phoenix (gold on top) and the upper half of the square so placed, triangular in shape, shall contain the...

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Discoveries: Probing a mosquito protein for clues in the fight against Zika
Sep24

Discoveries: Probing a mosquito protein for clues in the fight against Zika

As health departments around the U.S. boost efforts to combat Zika, scientists are working on new ways to kill the mosquitoes that carry the virus. One approach involves understanding the molecular mechanisms that keep the bugs alive so we can then undermine them. Scientists report in the ACS journal Biochemistry that they have revealed new structural insights on a key protein from Aedes aegypti, the mosquito species most often linked...

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60 Year ACS Member Rodney Sime
Sep15

60 Year ACS Member Rodney Sime

Rodney Sime was born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1931, and entered the University of Wisconsin in 1949, majoring in Chemistry. Interrupted by two years in the US Air Force, he graduated in 1955 and became an ACS member. He then began grad school at the University of Washington (Seattle) and got his PhD in physical chemistry in 1959. His doctoral research was in high temperature thermodynamics. At Washington, he began a long love of...

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Upcoming Events at Modesto Junior College
Sep14

Upcoming Events at Modesto Junior College

by Steve Murov Modesto Junior College will host a Halloween Chemistry Show on Friday October 21st from 7-8:30pm. Tickets are available here. In addition, Modesto Junior College and Stanislaus County have many interesting science events scheduled for this academic year. Please note that the MJC Great Valley Museum has just opened a new exhibit called Exploring Matter: An Interactive, Inexpensive Chemistry Exhibit for Museums. Rarely do...

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50 Year Member Ken Stoub
Sep08

50 Year Member Ken Stoub

Ken Stoub has been a Senior Lead Assessor for the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) in the Food Chemistry, Food Microbiology, Environmental, Environmental Lead, Chemical, Biological, Radiochemistry, Animal Drug Testing Fields, World Anti-Doping Association – Human Drug Testing, as well as for PT Provider and Reference Material Provider Accreditation since 1994. He holds an ISO 9000 Lead Auditor training...

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