Celebrating 50 Years of ACS Membership: Anthony S. Wong, Ph.D.
Sep20

Celebrating 50 Years of ACS Membership: Anthony S. Wong, Ph.D.

Ph.D.  Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry, University of California, Davis M.S.  Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry, University of California, Davis M.A.  Education, California State University, Sacramento B.A.  Chemistry, California State University, Sacramento Dr. Wong has over 45 years experience in the analytical chemistry field.  He has served as principal investigator of numerous government and industrial projects...

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Celebrating 50 Years of ACS Membership: Paul N. Noble
Sep20

Celebrating 50 Years of ACS Membership: Paul N. Noble

Highlights of a Career in Chemistry Paul N. Noble, ACS member since 1968 Brief Chronology: B. A. in chemistry, Rice University, 1964        Ph. D. in physical chemistry, University of California (Berkeley), 1968 Thesis title: “Intramolecular Potential Functions from Vibrational Analysis and ab initio Calculation”        NSF faculty associate, University of Texas (Austin), 1968-1970        Member of CSUS Chemistry Department,...

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Celebrating 50 Years of ACS Membership: Donald Wedegaertner
Sep20

Celebrating 50 Years of ACS Membership: Donald Wedegaertner

Donald Wedegaertner graduated from UC Berkeley with a BS Chemistry degree in 1958.He joined the American Chemical Society in 1958 upon beginning graduate studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign where a PhD in Organic Chemistry was earned in 1962.  This was followed by postdoctoral research at Iowa State University.In 1963 he began a 42 year career teaching in the Chemistry Department at the University of Pacific,...

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Celebrating 50 Years of ACS Membership: Dr. Nori Y. Chu
Sep20

Celebrating 50 Years of ACS Membership: Dr. Nori Y. Chu

      Dr. Chu came to the United States of America to further his education after receiving a B. S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a Ph. D. degree in Physical Chemistry in 1968.       He pursued his professional career at American Optical Corporation in Massachusetts. He held the position of Director of Chemical Technology when he retired. His...

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ACS Career Day Northern California
Sep17

ACS Career Day Northern California

Attend afree event in Berkeley, CA on October 20, 2018 where you’ll improve your career search by attending panel discussions, table talks, and networking activities, and sharpen your professional skills with personalized career advice. For more information,...

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Legends of Women in Science: The No Belles
Sep16

Legends of Women in Science: The No Belles

“No Belles” is a performance of the stories of women scientists who have and have not received the Nobel Prize. A significant disparity in our society is the number of women pursuing careers in STEM. An oft cited reason for this imbalance is the lack of good role models. The Portal Theatre group’s “No Belles” makes visible the significant contributions of women in science. Its broad reach of topics is a powerful catalyst for...

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Celebrating 50 Years of ACS Membership: Jan Hayes
Sep16

Celebrating 50 Years of ACS Membership: Jan Hayes

Jan Hayes (center) with Mariela Carpio-Obeso (left) and Bill Miller at the 2018 Fall ACS meeting Janan (Jan) Hayes first joined ACS during her Ph.D. program at Brigham Young University.  She had already gotten her B.A. and M.S. in Physical Science Education from Oregon State University and taught high school chemistry at Fortuna CA High School.  She came to Sacramento as a faculty member at American River College in 1971 after...

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Report from the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education
Sep16

Report from the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education

Notre Dame University The 25th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education was held from July 29th through August 2, 2018 on the beautiful campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. The Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) is a national meeting sponsored by the Division of Chemical Education of the American Chemical Society. The conference is designed for middle school science teachers, secondary school...

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Assistant Professor, Biochemistry at UCSB
Sep16

Assistant Professor, Biochemistry at UCSB

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara announces a search for a tenure-track faculty member in biochemistry with an anticipated start date of Fall 2019 at the Assistant Professor level. Outstanding candidates with research interests in all areas of biochemistry and allied fields are invited to apply, including (but not limited to) synthetic biology, molecular systems biology,...

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Sterling B. Hendricks 2018 Award to James Seiber
Sep16

Sterling B. Hendricks 2018 Award to James Seiber

Dr. James N. Seiber The annual Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lectureship was established by the Agricultural Research Service in 1981 to honor the memory of a great scientist by recognizing scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the chemical science of agriculture. The US Department of Agriculture, American Chemical Society- Agrochemicals Division and Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division awarded the 2018 prize to...

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No Belles: Women Scientists and the Nobel Prize
Aug23

No Belles: Women Scientists and the Nobel Prize

Marie Curie No Belles is a dramatic production about women scientists and the Nobel Prize. Portal Theatre is a theater company based in Portland, OR, whose play “No Belles” focuses on the lives of women scientists who won Nobel Prizes and some who did not. It was performed at the Fall 2017 ACS meeting in Washington, DC, and the CA Section WCC have arranged for it to be shown in the San Francisco Bay Area to benefit and...

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Space and beyond!
Aug23

Space and beyond!

Space and beyond: 2018 ACS Nano-Western Regional Meeting Saturday, October 27, 2018 California Institute of Technology, Pasadena “Chemistry is Out of this World” Speakers will talk on space/chemistry-related themes with a poster session for undergraduates and graduate students. Contact:...

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Flavors of Chemistry: Beer and Cheese!
Aug20

Flavors of Chemistry: Beer and Cheese!

ACS Sacramento Section is proud to present the 2018 Flavors of Chemistry event. The event will feature Prof. Charlie Bamforth speaking about the flavors of beer and  Prof. David Everett talking about the flavors of cheese. The event will occur on Saturday September 29th from 1-4pm in the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) Ballroom on the UC Davis campus.  Prof. Bamforth is the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and...

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Sponsor an Award
Jul11

Sponsor an Award

The Sacramento Section of the ACS has been working hard to recognize its members through three relatively new awards: Jan Hayes High School Teacher Award: $1,000 John Berg High School Chemistry Student Award: $1,000 Student Travel Awards: two $250 We are looking for someone or a company that would be willing to sponsor each of these awards. Please contact Bill Miller if you are interested in discussing a partial or full sponsorship of...

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