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All California Section-ACS Public Outreach events have been canceled

All California Section-ACS Public Outreach events have been canceled or postponed for the unforeseeable future.  We will let you know of future events, when we are allowed to schedule public functions again or you can check our website for updates at www.calacs.org. The California Section, ACS wishes you and your family the best during these…

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Celebrate Earth Week with Cal ACS

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, this year’s celebration of Earth Day and John Muir’s birthday on Saturday, April 18th, 2020 at the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, CA, has been CANCELED. This year’s CCEW (Chemists Celebrate Earth Week) theme is “Protecting Our Planet Through Chemistry.” You can go online to access the Earth…

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2020 CCEW Illustrated Poem Contest “Protecting Our Planet through Chemistry”

We are sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Contest rules here.  Entry Form here. Contest Deadline: 22nd April 2020 Prizes: $50 gift certificate to ACS On-line Store Contact: Sushila.kanodia@gmail.com/510-351-9922 (section office) 2950 Merced St #225, San Leandro, CA 94577 Winners of California Local Section’s Illustrated Poem Contest will advance to the National…

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WHAT DID CHEMISTRY CONTRIBUTE TO OUR EVERY DAY LIFE? – Sunday, March 8th, 2020 – 2 PM – Lawrence Hall of Science

Four 15-20 minutes lectures will describe the role of chemistry on the areas of Transportation & Energy, Medicine, Food & Agriculture and Communications. The emphasis will be on WHAT not HOW!  The presentations will be done in layman language, no chemistry background is needed. 1.Transportation and Energy – Dr. Paul Jagodzinski, Northern Arizona University, ACS…

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The Future of Food – Free ACS Webinar on Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Join ACS members and students across the country for this LIVE webinar on Tuesday, February 25th, 3:45 PM to 5:00 PM Pacific Time. Two venues: College of Alameda Science Annex, 860 Atlantic Ave, Alameda, CA – Room 110 – contact Alex Madonik (alexmadonik@sonic.net) for more information. Chico High School Chem Club/Science Club – Room S1…

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Are you interested in teaching at a community college?

Are you interested in teaching at a community college, or know someone who might be?  The Peralta Community College District’s Faculty Diversity Internship Program (FDIP, https://web.peralta.edu/facultydiversity) aims to recruit, train, and mentor a diverse cohort of potential community college faculty. Graduate students who have completed at least half their degree coursework and professionals with advanced…

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