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Adjunct Chemistry Instructor Positions College of Alameda Needed for Spring Semester


February 2016 Vortex


February 25–Susan Altenbach, USDA, —Wheat allergies

(The February meeting will not be held at Spats in Berkeley as previously announced. Please check back in a day or two as the new venue will be confirmed)

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March 24–Xiaoxi Wei, PhD, X-Therma, Inc.

April 21—Justin Siegel, U Washington —Startups

May–Jyllian Kemsley, Ph.D, C&E News Editor, Laboratory Safety

                Bay Area and Chico

May Saturday May  Awards Lucheon TBD


Please note the Executive Committee Meeting will not not at the Mandarin Gardens. Please call the office 510) 351-9922 for instructions.


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


Boston ACS Meeting Report


December 2015 Vortex


     Sponsors & Donations


Analytical Position Open


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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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.