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...

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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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