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Volunteers needed for the September 7th Family Science Night in Hayward, CA.

Please contact the Cal ACS Office or (510) 351-9922 for more information or to volunteer. You can also contact Alex Madonik, National Chemistry Week Coordinator, or 510-872-0528

Beginning in 1997 Alex Madonik,has been involved  in the National Chemistry Week  and Family Science Night outreach programs of the California Section. He needs your help again.

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.


Position Offered for Analytical Chemistry Scientist

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New 3D Periodic Table


June Vortex 2016


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.

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
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.