Dr. H. N. Cheng Presents Future Prospects and Opportunities for Chemistry
May10

Dr. H. N. Cheng Presents Future Prospects and Opportunities for Chemistry

Please join ACS and Southeastern Louisiana University Tuesday May 25th 3 PM – 5 PM PDT. ACS President Dr. H. N. Cheng will discuss future prospects opportunities in chemistry. H. N. Cheng is the 2021 President of the American Chemical Society (ACS). He has served in leadership positions in several ACS committees and task forces at national levels, as well as being active at various capacities in local sections and technical...

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Food Fraud: Combating Adulteration in Olive and Avocado Oils
Mar25

Food Fraud: Combating Adulteration in Olive and Avocado Oils

Join Selina Wang of UC Davis to discover the chemistry of the cooking oils in your cupboard. During this free interactive broadcast she will discuss her over-a-decade experience studying olive oil purity and quality and how these practices can be applied to food adulteration challenges now facing the avocado oil industry. Wednesday, April 7, 2021 @ 2-3pm ET Register for free here with the creation of an ACS ID What You Will Learn What...

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Status of ACS National Meeting Fall 2021, “Resilience of Chemistry”
Mar08

Status of ACS National Meeting Fall 2021, “Resilience of Chemistry”

Updates on the Fall 2021 ACS National Meeting from the AGRO Division: The ACS Fall 2021 meeting sessions will be held in Atlanta and virtually from August 22-26, 2021. The AGRO Division will have virtual sessions only at this meeting. Abstract submission will open on March 15, 2021 and close on April 12, 2021. A link to the submission site will be sent in a subsequent communication. You are encouraged for prompt submission of...

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Virtual Seminar: Microbe-pollutant interactions between fluorinated fire-fighting foams and bioremediation of hydrocarbons and chlorinated solvents
Mar05

Virtual Seminar: Microbe-pollutant interactions between fluorinated fire-fighting foams and bioremediation of hydrocarbons and chlorinated solvents

Microbe-pollutant interactions between fluorinated fire-fighting foams and bioremediation of hydrocarbons and chlorinated solvents Christopher Olivares, PhD Tuesday – March 9, 2021 – 5:00 to 6:30 PM (Pacific) Online Zoom Event Microbes are fantastic chemists that can alter the fate of contaminants, but co-occurring contaminants can inhibit or stimulate microbial processes. In this talk we will look at case studies with per- and...

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Call for More Diversity in the ACS 2022 National Awards Nominations
Sep04

Call for More Diversity in the ACS 2022 National Awards Nominations

Dr. Dorothy Phillips, Chair of the ACS Board Committee on Professional and Member Relations, sent out a plea for underrepresented groups to have more of a presence in the 2022 award nominations. In particular, she notes “In 2020, about 41% of the ACS membership was employed in industry, only 5% of the nominees for the 44 technical awards for the 2021 award cycle were chemists or chemical engineers working in industry. Similarly,...

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Register Now for the Free GC&E Virtual Conference
Apr27

Register Now for the Free GC&E Virtual Conference

Registration is now open for the 24th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Virtual Conference, hosted by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute®. Originally scheduled for June 16-18, 2020, in Seattle, Washington, GC&E has gone virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Virtual Conference is free and will take place June 15-19, 2020. Register for free here Registration will include: Access to all conference programming...

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USDA Lab Technician Position in Saint Paul
Mar09

USDA Lab Technician Position in Saint Paul

The primary purpose of the position is to conduct laboratory experiments, field plot studies, and collection of samples in watersheds to determine the occurrence, fate and transport of agriculturally-important pollutants and to evaluate the effectiveness of management practices and mitigation procedures. This position targets scientists with a MS degree or BS degree + experience but all are welcome to apply.  When applying for federal...

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Postdoc Opportunity at UC Irvine

Kristen Davis, an Associate Professor and SCCOOS PI at the University of California, Irvine, is looking to hire a postdoc for a project on the physical processes driving the formation and breakdown of hypoxia in a tropical bay. Please share the opportunity to graduate students and researchers who you think might be particularly well-suited for the position. Please send any questions about the position to Kristen Davis...

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17th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity, and the Planet
Oct20

17th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity, and the Planet

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now seeking applications proposing to research, develop, design, and demonstrate solutions to real world challenges as part of its People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) Award Program. The P3 program is a unique competition open to teams of college/university students working to design solutions toward the mutual goals of improved quality of life, economic prosperity and protection of...

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Bill Casey Named 2019 ACS Fellow
Aug18

Bill Casey Named 2019 ACS Fellow

UC Davis Distinguished Professor Bill Casey has been named a 2019 ACS Fellow. The announcement can be found here. Professor Casey’s research involves the study of reactions between water, rock, and minerals—work that recently led to a new mineral, caseyite, being named in his honor! See the UC Davis press release here.

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ACS Hosts Chemistry Olympiad Tryouts
Jun30

ACS Hosts Chemistry Olympiad Tryouts

This spring, the Sacramento section of the American Chemical Society hosted the annual regional Chemistry Olympiad tryouts. The first and second rounds took place in March and April at Sacramento City College. Over 80 students from many local high schools participated in the first round. After a rigorous written test the top ten scorers were selected to go on to round two, where they completed more written and practical exams.   ...

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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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Local Chemistry Olympiad Draws 60 Students
Mar27

Local Chemistry Olympiad Draws 60 Students

It was another great showing at this year’s High School Chemistry Olympiad with 60 students chowing up from 14 area high schools. These included Sheldon, Folsom, Davis, Pioneer, Mira Loma, Sacramento Country Day, Tracy, Oak Ridge, Rocklin, Lodi, Oakmont, Franklin, Vista de Lago, and John Adams Academy High Schools. The Olympiad was hosted by Mako Masuno and Varnell Crankfield at Sacramento City College (SCC) and sponsored by ACS...

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Joyce Takahashi: 60 Year Member of ACS
Jun26

Joyce Takahashi: 60 Year Member of ACS

Joyce Nao Takahashi  (a.k.a. Joyce T. Doi) has been a member of the ACS for 60 years. We are pleased to be able to honor her at our 2017 Flavors of Chemistry event. We asked Joyce to write a summary of her years with ACS: I joined the student affiliates of ACS when I was an undergraduate at UC Berkeley.  Initially I was planning to be a high school science teacher, but my fascination with chemistry led me to graduate school at UCLA...

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Sacramento State Chemistry Club
Feb26

Sacramento State Chemistry Club

As the spring semester begins at Sacramento State University, the Chemistry Club takes time to reflect back on a productive fall semester and is poised to take advantage of opportunities in the spring semester. October began with our club hosting a workshop for the Expanding Your Horizons conference at Sacramento State.  It has become an annual tradition for the Chemistry Club to participate in this conference; we take great pride in...

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