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myers-rollie-300x400v2A Memorial Service for Rollie J. Myers, Jr. is  Sunday November 13, 2016 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Sequoia Lodge – 2666 Mountain Blvd. Oakland, Ca 94611. Please join family and friends in remembering the life of this remarkable man. Contact Mary Myers with any questions: #510-846-5969

Professor Rollie Meyers died on September 12 from a heart condition complicated by a recent bout with pneumonia. We will miss his participation in the Section and extend our condolences to his son, Keith, daughter, Adele, and his daughter-in-law Mary, and all his family and friends for their loss.

Rollie wrote his own obituary in August shortly after his hospitalization for pneumonia.


Current Events and Activities


Section Elections

A postcard notification with the following message will be mailed to all CALACS members the week of Oct 17.

Please let us know if you do not receive by October 24.   Here are copies of the documents. 

“Election of the 2017 officers as well as a proposal

to amend the bylaws of the California Section of American Chemical Society will be via electronic

balloting using SurveyMonkey. You will receive an e-mail from SurveyMonkey by 31 October, 2016,

from which you can read the statement of all candidates, voting instructions, as well as cast your votes.

If you prefer to receive a paper ballot (including statement and voting instructions), please e-mail or call the California Section office at 510-351-9922, by 25 October, 2016, so that a

paper ballot can be mailed to you.”

The Section intends to conduct all future elections via a digital format. The cost savings to use email is significant.

Paper ballots will only be sent to those Members who request one.


October Vortex 2016


Organic and Polymer Chemist Position Available


Polymer/Hydrogel Research Chemist Position Available


ACS Philadephia Report


Section Program Saturday  October 22, Ronald Zuckermann, LBL


Mini Maker Faire Sunday October 23


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Science Cafe Monday 700 pm,October 25


WCC/ACS Saturday October 29 Program, Dawn Shaughessy, Superheavy Element Discovery at LLNL


Thursday November 3 Section Program, CANCELLED Will Reschedule


Here is a chance to teach High School Chemistry. No teaching experience necessary and no credential required for the first year Respond ASAP by clicking on the link.


Position Offered for Analytical Chemistry Scientist

Position Offered for Automated Strain Engineering Scientist



New 3D Periodic Table


National Chemistry Olympiad, recent results 


Northern California Undergraduate Research Symposium Report


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


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

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

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
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.


Visit the Section Webstore

Roughly 25-30% of every dollar generated from sales will go directly to the section to be applied to various outreach programs that the section supports. Information on some of these programs is listed under the program tab on the CALACS website. If you are interested in supporting programs with a contribution or grant, please contact our office at or (510) 351-9922.


We encourage all Members of the Section to the monthly business meeting (EXCOMM). Join your colleges and fellow members in helping the Section meet its stated mission.

Use this site to locate Events like Science Cafe and the programs at the Women Chemist , Younger Chemists, and many of our other outreach programs listed under Committees found under the About US tab . We always welcome the help of our Members.

You can also find information about our Section monthly meetings here or under the Events tab. Also Check the What’s New tab. Your comments and suggestions are appreciated.