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Apr
18
Sat
2020
Celebrate Earth Day – CANCELED @ JOHN MUIR NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Week with the

California Section, ACS

We’re off to an early start this spring with public outreach in the California Section and you can enjoy as well as help with many of our outreach activities!

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 Week 2020 edition of Celebrating Chemistry (in English or Spanish) with instructions for activities to do at home.

And, all students K-12 are invited to participate in the Illustrated Poem Contest — the deadline for electronic submissions to the California Section is April 22nd (Earth Day!)

Illustrated Poem Contest Contest Rules

Illustrated Poem Contest Entry Form

 

May
2
Sat
2020
Jillian Sanzone of Merck on Pharmaceutical Chemistry @ TBD
May 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sep
12
Sat
2020
Cheryl Dembe, retired, on Persistence: Getting a PhD after 50 years @ TBD
Sep 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan
1
Fri
2021
To Be Rescheduled “Ethical Issues of Working Scientists”, Sandra C. Greer Professor Emerita of Chemistry, Mills College @ Mills College-Moore Natural Science Building, Room 215,
Jan 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

California Section, ACS

“Ethical Issues of Working Scientists”

Speaker: Sandra C. Greer
Professor Emerita of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
and of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Maryland College Park;
Professor Emerita of Chemistry, Mills College
Author of Elements of Ethics for Physical Scientists (MIT Press, 2017)

Date: To Be Rescheduled

Time:

Place: Mills College,5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland- Moore Natural Science Building, Room 215
Campus Map link https://www.mills.edu/docs/mills_college_campus_map.pdf

Cost: No Charge

Further Information: Please contact the CalACS office by email office@calacs.org.

ABSTRACT:
Scientists encounter ethical issues while doing science, while working among other scientists, and while working within society. Today we will think about how to approach ethical issues in general. Then we will look at the ethical issues we encounter in dealing with other scientists. Scientists work daily with other scientists – as collaborators and coauthors, as supervisors and supervisees, as mentors and mentees, as referees and reviewers, as role models and advisors. All these activities have ethical components.

BIO: Sandra C. Greer
Sandra Greer received her B. S. in chemistry in 1966 from Furman University in her home town of Greenville, SC. She received her Ph. D. in chemical physics from the University of Chicago in 1969, then spent nine years as a research chemist at the National Institute for Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD.

In 1978, she accepted a professorship in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. She chaired that department in 1990-1993. In 1995, she accepted a joint appointment in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. In her research career, Dr. Greer was an experimental physical chemist focusing on the thermodynamic properties of solutions, including phase transitions and polymer solutions.

After 30 years at the University of Maryland, Sandra moved to Oakland, CA, to serve as Provost and Dean of the Faculty at Mills College — and to live near her twin sons and (later) her two grandsons. She retired in 2015 and is now writing and speaking. Her book “Elements of Ethics for Physical Scientists” was published by the MIT Press in 2017. She is at work on an undergraduate textbook on the chemistry of cooking

In 2004, she was awarded the American Chemical Society Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal, and in 2014 she was awarded the ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences.