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January Section Meeting Jan. 25, 2018(Thursday),  6:00 – 6:50 pm. Social with light refreshments; 7:00 – 8:15 pm Presentation.Emission of microbial volatile organic compounds by bacteria and fungi, Dr. Pawel Misztal, UC Berkeley, at USDA 800 Buchanan Street, Albany.

Cost: $10.00 ($5.00 for students) for light refreshments. No cost for presentation only.Please contact the CalACS office by email or 510-351-9922 by Monday, January 22, 2018. You may prepay by mailing your check to Cal. Section ACS at 2950 Merced St. #225, San Leandro CA 94577 or with PayPal using our email address You may also pay at the door with cash or check (credit/debit not accepted at the door)

February Section Meeting Feb. 22, 2018(Thursday)6:00 – 6:50 pm. Social with light refreshments; 7:00 – 8:15 pm Presentation Conversion of Sugars by a UCD process into Commercial Scale Para-xylene and Other Biomass Projects, Mako Masuno, Origin Materials in Sacramento (formerly Micromidas) – likely at USDA Albany. (Lee Latimer)

April Section MeetingApril 26,(Thursday) 6:00 – 6:50 pm. Social with light refreshments; 7:00 – 8:15 pm Title TBA,   Prof. Ricardo San Martin and Aaron Hall , UC Berkeley,  USDA Albany (?)

Women Chemists Current Plans:

February 3, 2018, Saturday , Dr. Gina Solomon, USDA, Albany

February 24, 2018, Saturday, 2018 Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference, Diablo Valley College (see detailed below in Annual Events EYH)

April 14, 2018, Saturday,  Prof. Patti LiWang, UC Merced, talk at UC Berkeley

June 2, 2018, Saturday, Prof. Monica So, CSU Chico, talk at UC Berkeley

Younger Chemists Committee Plans:

Summer Social:

Saturday, June 9, 2018: Field trip to Sierra Nevada Brewery, Chico

Annual Events:

Family Science Nights: contact Alex Madonik,, to volunteer

2018 Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference on  February 24, 2018, Saturday, 10 AM to set up, activities  11 AM to 1 PM. at Diablo Valley College 1690 Watermill Road San Ramon, CA  94582 in the San Ramon Community Center. Interact with 300 girls in grades 6th-9thand show them how fun a career in math and science can be!    Greti Séquin, is coordinating  volunteers.

Math and Science Family Night– March 13, 2018 (6 to 8 pm)-Thornton Junior High School, 4357 Thornton Ave, Fremont, CA 94536 

Science Fair for Alameda County 6th-12th graders. March 16-17 Project set up and Judging SACSEF (Synopsys Alameda County Science & Engineering Fair) will be held on March 17th at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Looking for math, science, engineering, and computer teachers and advanced college students to help judge at our fair! We’ll train you on judging science fair through a few short videos (emailed) as well as a mini-discussion day of. We feed you (breakfast, snacks, and lunch) and we have a wonderful fair t-shirt to commemorate the day. Volunteer to Help and Judges Registration

Glorietta Elementary School Science Faire- March 21, 2018– (5pm – 7pm) 15 Martha Rd, Orinda, CA 94563

Earth Day:  April 21, 2018(Saturday), John Muir House, Martinez, CA, 10AM-4 PM

Volunteers(2-3 hrs shifts) needed to set up by 8:30 AM and later till 4:30PM to remove our display etc.


California Section Awards Luncheon – May, 2018

Solano Stroll: Sunday – September, 2018

Mole Day: 6:02 AM – 6:02 PM October 23, 2018

Bay Area Science Festival:  BASF’s Discovery Day at AT&T Park

Holiday Social – December 2018

2018 ACS National Meetings: March 18-22, New Orleans       August 19-23, 2018, Boston