Next Executive Committee Meeting: August 27th
Jul30

Next Executive Committee Meeting: August 27th

The next meeting of the ACS Sacramento Section Executive Committee will be on August 27th at 7pm in room 204 of Lillard Hall. For more information, contact Cindy Castronovo or Bill Miller.

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2017 Volunteer of the Year: Mako Masuno
Jul29

2017 Volunteer of the Year: Mako Masuno

In the Sacramento Local Section, Mako has been the person responsible for running all aspects of the local and national U.S. Chemistry Olympiad for the last six years. Under his guidance, participation has grown each year due to the relationships he has built with the students and high school teachers and the very tasty liquid nitrogen ice cream he makes after the...

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SACACS Outreach
Jul29

SACACS Outreach

The section is committed to outreach and welcomes proposals for events. We will consider any event, no matter how crazy!  Feel free to contact Dean Tantillo (djtantillo@ucdavis.edu) with your ideas.

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Ideas for Senior Chemist Events?
Jun25

Ideas for Senior Chemist Events?

The Senior Chemists Committee (SCC) of the ACS is offering small grants to local sections to sponsor events/activities that increases engagement of senior local section members and that will benefit the local community, schools or legislative government. We welcome suggestions for events from all members. These will be discussed with the local section leadership for possible incorporation into a proposal for SCC funding. All...

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2017 Chemistry Olympiad a Huge Success!
May09

2017 Chemistry Olympiad a Huge Success!

By Mako Masuno The National Chemistry Olympiad was held, 4/22/2017 at Sacramento City College. A special thanks to the supporting parents, administrators and teachers, and a special thanks to Varnell Crankfield, who each year, tirelessly supports the lab portion of the exam.  Please congratulate Fouab Alameddine (Folsom), Anish Adoni (Folsom), Zach Bergevin (Davis), Pranav Kodali (Mira Loma), James Yoon (Oak Ridge), Ethan Liu (Tracy),...

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ACS Sacramento Section Special Awards at Regional STEM Fair
May09

ACS Sacramento Section Special Awards at Regional STEM Fair

By Cindy Castronovo Although Sacramento Section ACS members have participated as judges for many years at the Regional Science Fairs, this year our section offered cash prizes for three projects which demonstrated exemplary use of the scientific method in a subject relating to chemistry.  Here are the winners! First Place ($75) – Vishalakshi Arun – “Comparative Analysis of Current Sunscreens to Develop a More Efficient...

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ACS at CalEPA Earth Day/Take Your Child to Work Day
May09

ACS at CalEPA Earth Day/Take Your Child to Work Day

By Cindy Castronovo Many children (and their parents) learned about healthy chemicals in their food (vitamins and minerals) by playing a matching game. Prizes included Earth Day moles, as well as copies of Celebrating Chemistry – Chemistry Helps Feed the World! Special thanks to CalEPA ACS members Mariela Paz Carpio-Obeso, Suzanne Davis and Allysen Calalang for their...

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Next ACS Sacramento Executive Committee Meeting: June 14th
May05

Next ACS Sacramento Executive Committee Meeting: June 14th

The next ACS Sacramento Executive Committee meeting will be on June 14th at 7pm. It will be held at Sacramento City College in Lillard Hall room 204. The Executive Committee plans, organizes, and sponsors events for chemists in the Sacramento region. Interested in finding out more? Contact Cindy Castronovo.

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Next ACS Sacramento Section ExCom Meeting
Mar25

Next ACS Sacramento Section ExCom Meeting

The next ACS Sacramento Section Executive Committee meeting will be 7pm on Sunday April 23rd in Davis at the SCC Davis Center. The Executive Committee plans, organizes, and sponsors events for chemists in the Sacramento region. Interested in finding out more? Contact Cindy Castronovo.  

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Largest Ever Sacramento High School Chemistry Olympiad!
Mar25

Largest Ever Sacramento High School Chemistry Olympiad!

Sacramento City College hosted the Local High School Chemistry Olympiad on March 11, 2017. It had its largest showing ever again this year with 75 students! Students participated from the following schools: High School # Students Sheldon High School 40 Folsom High School 8 Mira Loma High School 8 Laguna Creek High School 5 Tracy High School 3 Davis Senior High School 6 Rio Linda High School 3 Oak Ridge High School 2   The top two...

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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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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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Donate Blood as Part of ACS Sacramento
Apr21

Donate Blood as Part of ACS Sacramento

ACS Sacramento Section has formed a “Blood Donor Group” with BloodSource. Now if you donate blood, platelets, or plasma at a Sacramento area BloodSource blood drive or at a Bloodsource location, just mention the donor group “American Chemical Society – Sac Section” or the donor group number 0369.  

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Help ACS Sacramento Plan for 2016
Feb09

Help ACS Sacramento Plan for 2016

The Executive Committee of our section has just submitted its 2015 annual report summarizing our activities from last year. We are happy to say that each year over the past few years, the number of activities sponsored by our section and the number of activities coordinated by our section have increased. We have an awards subcommittee formed in 2015 that coordinates the student travel award and our new high school teacher award. We...

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Earth Day Materials For Schools
Feb09

Earth Day Materials For Schools

It’s not too early to start planning for Chemists Celebrate Earth Day in April. The Sacramento Section can provide student publications with short articles, experiments, and puzzles based on this year’s theme:  “The Great Indoors – Your Home’s Ecosystem”. Take a peek at last year’s brochure to get a taste of what’s available. You, local ACS members, are the key to making the connection between the Sacramento Section and...

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Share Your Chemistry Story with Middle/High School Students
Oct01

Share Your Chemistry Story with Middle/High School Students

The School of Engineering and Sciences (SES) in South Sacramento wants you to share your knowledge at its Friday Speaker series for the 2015-2016 school year. SES seeks professionals and college students to help inspire the next generation to consider science careers. The best speakers from last year brought hands-on materials and/or told their story of how they ended up in their field of interest. Visit the SES website for...

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Election for 2016 Executive Committee Officers
Oct01

Election for 2016 Executive Committee Officers

Have you thought about getting more involved in the Sacramento section, but not sure where to start? We are looking for nominees for 2016 Executive Committee to place on the fall 2015 ballot for the following Sacramento Section offices: Chair, Chair Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and Alternate Councilor. General duties for each office, as well as local section committees, are described here. Why not attend one of the upcoming Executive...

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National Chemistry Week: October 18-24, 2015
Aug09

National Chemistry Week: October 18-24, 2015

ACS Sacramento Section is preparing to host events for the upcoming National Chemistry Week (NCW). Previous events have included outreach to K-12 schools through classroom visits and the NCW Illustrated Poem Contest. Interested in getting involved? Contact Bill Miller, NCW Coordinator.

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Michelle Faust Wins Sacramento Section Outreach Volunteer of the Year for 2014
May21

Michelle Faust Wins Sacramento Section Outreach Volunteer of the Year for 2014

In an effort to recognize the immeasurable outreach efforts made by local section volunteers, the Committee of Community Activities (CCA) has established the Local Section Outreach Volunteers of the Year recognition program. Each local section has an opportunity to recognize one individual annually for demonstrating extraordinary outreach volunteer service within the section. Volunteers are only eligible to be recognized once every...

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CalEPA Celebrates Earth Day
Apr12

CalEPA Celebrates Earth Day

The ACS Sacramento Section will participate in the annual CalEPA Earth Day event on April 22, 2015 from 8:30 to noon.  If you’d like to volunteer, contact Cindy Castronovo at ccastron@comcast.net.

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