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Wednesday June 15 Science Cafe

Medical Marijuana, panel discussion


Saturday, June 4, 11:oo am, organized and sponsored by Women Chemists Committee, New Analytical methods for Improving crude oil corrosivity estimates, Speaker is Dr. Monica Barney, Advanced Material Research Scientist at Chevron Energy Technology Ctr. Richmond CA 


Thursday June 30, Hosted By Calacs YCC and NorCal AIChE YP

“Properties and Applications of Bioinspired Adhesive Polymers”,

Speaker: Prof. Phillip Messersmith, Departments of Bioengineering and Materials Science & Engineering, University of California, Berkeley.

Location: Two Mile Wines, 477 25th St. Oakland, CA 94612


May Vortex 2016


Sunday, May 29, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the ECS 229th meeting in San Diego. Short course registration closes on May 23, 2016 Early Bird discounts end on April 29


Dominican University of California is seeking adjunct faculty to teach chemistry and physics courses


NANOLYTICA 2016 Friday May 20

PerkinElmer, ACS and IEEE SF Bay Area Nanotechnology Council are providing a forum where academic, government, and industrial researchers and stakeholders can come together to share insights on analytical techniques developed in the areas of advanced materials and nanotechnology. This symposium is a great opportunity for you to learn from colleagues and peers and discover the latest technological advances. In addition there will be a focus on the resources available to help commercialize new technologies in this exciting field.  Speakers include: NASA, IBM, EPA, NIH, Lux Research, LBNL, Stanford, PerkinElmer and many more.



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—————————-Possible Future Section Programs—————————-

Unless noted differently, the following are tentative plans that depend on the Speaker’s schedule, and availability of the venue.

Professor Bogdan Simionescu – Romania – joint with ECS – October 2016.
Future Possibilities:

Dr. Moshe Rosenberg, U.C. Davis, Cheese (In discussion with Sac. Section with possible SCV And Reno participation)
Dr. Andrew Waterhouse, U.C. Davis, Win (In discussion with Sac. Section with possible SCV And Reno participation)
St. George Spirits in Alameda (tour)
Mickey Sarquis and Lynn Hogue (from Alex and Lee) –
Janice Crowley and John Branca (from Alex and Lee) – Public Outreach event
Invite ACS District VI Director (Dr. Paul W. Jagodzinski – Northern Arizona University) to an event
WCC: Monica Barney of Chevron – possibly April
Rosenblum Winery

Project SEED video, a brief description of the award winning CalACS program narrated by Dr. Elaine Yamguchi, the program Chair



Cal ACS Younger Chemists Facebook Page


Sponsors & Donations


2016 California Section Officers

Chair Lou Rigali

Chair-elect Jim Postma

Secretary Michael Cheng

Treasurer Paul Vartanian


ChemLuminary Award Winner for Outstanding Performance

by a Local Section (Very Large Size) for 2013!IMG_1132_Rudd_Frishberg_Yokoyama_Wu final

Mark Frishberg, Chair and Wally Yokoyama, Past Chair, accept the Award

from Martin Rudd, LSAC Chair and Marinda Wu, ACS Past President.


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