Active Semester for SCC Chem Club
Oct17

Active Semester for SCC Chem Club

Sacramento City Chemistry Club – October Sacramento City Chemistry Club never stops working hard to bring students together for the love of experiments, community events, and all things chemistry. With a new group of club officers and many new experiments so far it will be another great year! So far this semester our club has done a lot to maintain our focus on science in our community from a tour looking at how chemistry is...

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React! The New Organic Chemistry Game/Study Tool
May05

React! The New Organic Chemistry Game/Study Tool

By Daniel Rosenthal Organic chemistry is a leading reason students avoid STEM careers – from medicine to bioengineering to chemistry. Nationally, an estimated 30,000 would-be doctors do not get accepted to medical school, many because of organic chemistry. In fact, at UC Berkeley, organic chemistry has twice the fail rate compared to other courses.   In their organic chemistry classes, UC Berkeley undergraduates Prerak Juthani and...

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SCC ACS Chemistry Club: A Strong Year Coming to a Close
May04

SCC ACS Chemistry Club: A Strong Year Coming to a Close

By Avalon Miller and Ifrah Qureshi Ifrah Qureshi, Club President, and Avalon Miller, Club Vice President, and advisor William Miller, exhibited the club poster at the American Chemical Society National Convention in San Francisco. The poster showcased some of the events and trips the club participated in this year, as well as goals achieved and future plans and aspirations for the club. The privilege to attend such a convention was...

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Sacramento City Chemistry Club Fall to Spring
Mar26

Sacramento City Chemistry Club Fall to Spring

From Fall to Spring, the Sacramento City Chemistry Club has continued its tradition of bringing together students who love science through events and experiments. The club hosts bi-weekly meetings where the team comes together to talk chemistry and hold demo experiments, like the Black Snake at the end of each meeting. Early October 2016 many club members and chemistry students volunteered at an ACS Flavors of Chemistry event that had...

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Three Student Chapters Win Awards in Sacramento Section
Dec15

Three Student Chapters Win Awards in Sacramento Section

Congratulations to the ACS Chartered Chemistry Clubs at Sacramento State, UC Davis, and Sacramento City College (SCC)! Both Sacramento State and UC Davis received “Commendable” awards for the 2015-2016 academic year. SCC received an Honorable Mention and was also recognized for being a “Green Chemistry Student Chapter”. A full list of winning chapters is available here. For the 2015-2016 academic year, there...

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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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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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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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Career Paths in Chemistry Held at SCC
Aug29

Career Paths in Chemistry Held at SCC

On May 14th at Sacramento City College, four speakers talked about a wide range of topics related to their careers including the job outlook for chemists, the “two-body problem” of finding suitable jobs for both partners in the relationship, and a lot about teaching and learning as witnessed by the two professors who gave talks. Handeep Kaur, Wireless R&D Failure Isolation and Analysis Engineer at Intel in Folsom,...

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Busy Busy Chemistry Club
Apr21

Busy Busy Chemistry Club

These past couple months have kept the Sacramento City ACS Chemistry Club busy and on their toes. The clubs have been doing events back to back. In the month of March 2016, the Chemistry Club participated at Club day on SCC campus. The club performed an all crowd favorite demo, which is the liquid nitrogen demo. Many attendees present at the Club Day event thoroughly enjoyed the demo and have signed up for the Chemistry Club, proving...

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SCC Chem Club: Planning for the Semester
Feb09

SCC Chem Club: Planning for the Semester

On February 5, 2016, the Sacramento City Chemistry Club held their first general meeting of the spring 2016 semester. The club had an amazing turnout. Over 10 new members joined the Chemistry Club! In the first general meeting, the club officers gave a slideshow presentation of the Chemistry cluband what the club is about. Each officer present was able to introduce themselves to new members of the clubs. Topics that were discussed at...

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SCC Chemistry Club Events in October and November 2015
Nov23

SCC Chemistry Club Events in October and November 2015

SCC Chemistry Club Events in October and November 2015 On November 13, 2015, the Sacramento City Chemistry Club hosted a Chemistry Club Social to welcome members of the Chemistry Club at Cosumnes River College to Sacramento City College. The event was held in one of the lecture rooms of Lillard Hall. Members from both Chemistry clubs were able to meet each other and get to know one other. Food and drinks were provided by the SCC...

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SCC Chem Club: A Volcano and A Liquid Nitrogen Demo
Oct01

SCC Chem Club: A Volcano and A Liquid Nitrogen Demo

On September 24, 2015, the SCC Chemistry Club amazed the students of Sacramento City College yet again with the SCC ACS Chemistry Club booth at SCC Student Club Day. The Chem Club had 2 demonstrations for display and a chemistry trivia corner where students answered science questions to win prizes of candy or chemistry moles. The main demonstration of the Chem Club booth was the Baking Soda Volcano, built by Ryan Johnson, one of our...

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2016 ACS Student Leadership Award
Oct01

2016 ACS Student Leadership Award

Gain management and leadership skills by applying for a 2016 ACS Student Leadership award! The award covers travel, accommodation, and registration expenses for the 2016 ACS Leadership Institute to be held January 2016, in Dallas, TX at the Dallas InterContinental Hotel. Visit the ACS Leadership Institute page to find out more and learn answers to frequently asked questions. Participation is limited to 15 undergraduate ACS student...

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SCC Chem Club Outreach and Field Trip to LBNL
May21

SCC Chem Club Outreach and Field Trip to LBNL

The Chem Club completed two different outreach activities on three separate days. Twice students visited seventh grade classes at Emerson Junior High to demonstrate and discuss chemical reactions including burning, dissolving, and precipitation reactions. The students loved the demo of a candle burning in pure oxygen versus just plain old air. Club members Nicole Ackerman, Alexis Kennedy, Zach Kehrt, Jose Lopez, and Jasmine Hakim...

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Spring with SCC Chemistry Club!
Apr08

Spring with SCC Chemistry Club!

On Friday, March 20, Chem Club got together to celebrate spring and Easter by dyeing eggs. The wonderful rainbow of dyes served its double duty for the chem club members by giving them some insight into the chemistry of dyes as well as giving brilliant colors to the eggs. Egg dyeing is usually done with food coloring and vinegar: in this case, Chem club used egg dye that came in little tablets that were used to dissolve in the...

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SCC Chemistry Club at Club Day
Mar10

SCC Chemistry Club at Club Day

This year at Club Day, SCC Chemistry Club wowed the general student population at SCC once again with the ACS booth. The main attraction of the booth this year was the “Blue Bottle Reaction”, which is known for its color changing properties, going from blue to clear, and back to blue if shaken. To make this solution, Sodium Hydroxide and Glucose were dissolved in water with a little bit of Methylene Blue, which is an...

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SCC Chem Club Spring 2015 News

The SCC Chem Club welcomed in the spring semester with newly-elected President Jasmine Hakim-Elahi and a fun, messy, explosive experiment with Mentos and different kinds of soda. During the meeting, an outreach to Davinci Junior High on February 26th was organized, as well as a potential field trip to the Miller Symposium with the Honors Chemistry class and CRC Chem Club on March 5th and 6th. Buttons and new t-shirt designs are being...

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SCC Chemistry Club News Fall 2014
Sep26

SCC Chemistry Club News Fall 2014

The SCC Chemistry Club is a student run chapter of the ACS and serves all Sacramento City College students who are interested in chemistry. The club does community outreach at nearby schools, field trips to chemistry-related attractions, and projects of all kinds. So far, the club has taken a field trip to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, done glass etching, and executed a liquid nitrogen demo for Earth Day at SCC. The club...

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