March Section Meeting March 23 , Social 6 pm – 6:50 pm; Talk 7: 00 pm to 8:00 pm, Investigating Plant Terpene Metabolic Diversity for Agricultural and Bioproduct Applications Prof. Philipp Zerbe, UC Davis, at USDA Albany , Cost: $10.00 ($5.00 for students) for light refreshments
May Section Meeting May 4, 2017, Time To be Announced, “Biological Design: Implications of Nanomaterials and Programmable Matter“, Carlos Olguin, Chabot College, Room 804, parking passes will be available.
Science Cafe – Wednesday, April 5, 2017 7 PM “Earthquake Early Warning System, What does it take to build an Earthquake Early Warning system (EEW)”, Speaker: Dr. Robert De Groot, US Geological Survey Earthquake Science Center and ACS Fellow; Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA 94549 Tickets: $10 Students FREE Purchase tickets at: Tinyurl.com/LLLCQuake For $5 LLLCF donor tickets call 925-283-6513 x102 )
San Leandro CA 94577
Prizes: Gift certificate for Andy Brunning’s book or other such books
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Winners of the California Local Section’s Illustrated Poem Contest will advance to the ACS National Illustrated Poem Contest for a chance to be featured on the ACS website and to win prizes!
Write and illustrate a poem using the CCED theme, “Chemistry Helps Feed the World.” Your poem must be no more than 40 words and in the following styles to be considered:
HAIKU – LIMERICK – ODE – ABC POEM – FREE VERSE – END RHYME – BLANK VERSE
Possible topics related to agriculture and chemistry include:
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National Chemistry Olympiad is an annual competition among the top high school chemistry students in the United States. The top twenty students taking the National Olympiad can attend the two-week Study Camp and from that group, four students will be selected to represent the United States at the International Olympiad. For 2017, the Study Camp will be held June 6-21 and the International Olympiad will be held July 6-15 in Nakhom Pathon, Thailand
The California and Santa Clara Valley Sections will co-host the National Olympiad exam which will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California.
John Muir Birthday–Earth Day Celebration; Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the John Muir National Historic Site, Martinez, CA
In addition to our booth (opportunities for several hands on activities to understand chemical concepts), the event at the John Muir National Historic Site features more than 50 exhibitors offering a host of Earth Day activities and environmental awareness information for children and adults, Scottish bagpipers and other live music, NPS Junior Ranger activities,
tours of the John Muir historic home, silent auctions, a recycled fashion show, birthday cake and guest speakers.
The California Section returns to the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, CA. for this year’s celebration of Earth Day (and John Muir’s birthday) on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, 10 AM to 4 PM. We will join dozens of other community groups to share ideas, souvenirs, and hands-on activities with hundreds of visitors. At the Cal ACS canopy location, demonstrations and hands-on activities will relate to the ACS Earth Day 2017 theme, “Chemistry Helps Feed the World.” We will have copies of Celebrating Chemistry (in English and Spanish) with activities that families can try at home, as well as Periodic Table wallet cards, UV-Detection cards and other cool souvenirs.
JOHN MUIR NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
4202 Alhambra Ave., Martinez, CA 94553
Celebrate a free outdoor day with family and friends. More at www.johnmuirassociation.org.
Jennifer Doudna, UC Berkeley ¬ A New Cloning Technology called CRISPR/Cas9 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/12/science/jennifer-doudna-crispr-cas9-genetic-engineering.html?_r=0 (with SCV-ACS) Tuesday, September 26
Earth Day: (April 22. 2017): Saturday
Solano Stroll: Sunday – September 20, 2017, 10am – 6pm
Mole Day: 6:02 AM – 6:02 PM on Monday, October 23, 2017
Bay Area Science Festival: (TBD, ~ late October – early November 2017):
- North Bay at Sonoma County Fairgrounds – Saturday, TBD, 10:30am – 4pm
- AT&T Park – Saturday, TBD, 10am – 4pm