Volunteers needed for the September 7th Family Science Night in Hayward, CA.
Please contact the Cal ACS Office email@example.com or (510) 351-9922 for more information or to volunteer. You can also contact Alex Madonik, National Chemistry Week Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-872-0528
Involved is an understatement because, from start to finish, Alex finds the venue, works closely with the schools, teachers, and administrations, organizes the program & entertainment, writes the flier and corrals the volunteers. In addition this year he playing a major part in the Section’s participation in the Solano Stroll, East Bay Mini Maker Faire, and Bay Area Science Festival. Click on the above links to find out more on these events. In an interview with ACS in 2014, Alex shares his thoughts and experience with these outreach events.
All together these outreach programs are an ambitious endeavor, but worth the effort because they bring Chemistry face to face to tens of thousands of children and their parents. You can help; spend a couple of hours in the Section’s booth at any of these functions and see the excitement in the eyes of children as you help them participate in chemistry.
Donations of $5.00 to $50 or more help. Simple to do, just click on the donation tab on the side bar to the left.
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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.
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) – http://www.terrificscience.org/
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
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 calacs.org 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.