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Nov
6
Tue
2018
CalACS Executive Committee meeting, Lafayette Library, Lafayette, CA
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Nov
14
Wed
2018
“Criminalistics – A Look Back and a Look Ahead”, Dr. John DeHaan, forensic science expert, @ USDA Albany, CA
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Nov
29
Thu
2018
Science Cafe November 2018 @ CSU Chico AYRS201
Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Presentation about the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Dr. Dan Edwards will be giving a presentation about the recent Nobel Prize awarded in Chemistry. Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith, and Sir Gregory P. Winter were awarded the Prize for their work that “harnessed the power of evolution” to benefit humanity.

Finger foods provided.

Dec
9
Sun
2018
CALACS 2018 Holiday Party @ Scott's Seafood Walnut Creek
Dec 9 all-day

Times TBD

RSVP office@calacs.org

Jan
10
Thu
2019
East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Leila
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk starts at 7:00 PM
We have changed our regular time to the second Thursday of the month.
1724 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
Jan
11
Fri
2019
ELEMENTS at the Marin Society of Artists – Reception and Award Presentation @ Marin Society of Artists
Jan 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
ELEMENTS at the Marin Society of Artists - Reception and Award Presentation @ Marin Society of Artists

San Rafael –What do paintings, sculpture, photographs – in fact, all matter –have in common? Elements! Whether created in the Big Bang or in modern science labs, everything we experience as matter is made up of Elements, substances consisting of a single type of atom.

The United Nations has proclaimed 2019 to be the International Year of the Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements, in honor of the Table’s 150th anniversary. https://www.iypt2019.org/ELEMENTS, a national fine arts exhibition at the Marin Society of Artists in San Rafael, is one of the first events of this worldwide celebration! We have invited artists to interpret the theme of Elements in whatever way brings it to life for them – from alchemy to particle physics to wacky whimsy, an Element’s mystique, mythology, discovery, uses throughout history, use in art, the magical areas between the particles of the atoms, philosophical or mystical flights of fancy.

The exhibition opens on January 10, 2019, and continues through February 2, 2019. The public is invited to come explore what artists have to say about the Elements. Each artwork will be accompanied by a label explaining its connection to the theme. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. All are welcome to join us for the reception for the artists on Friday, January 11, 2019; this is in conjunction with the San Rafael 2nd Friday Art Walk. Chemists are especially welcome to attend!

The Marin Society of Artists is a non-profit organization promoting the arts in the community since 1927. In partnership with non-profit organizations and others it provides a broad array of arts opportunities, encouraging artists at all stages of development and the general public to explore and incorporate art in their lives. The Main Gallery showcases a new display of original art every month, most available for purchase.

Jan
31
Thu
2019
Science Café- CSU-CHICO  Thursday, January 31, 2019 “Harnessing the Power of Evolution to do Chemistry: A Presentation About the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry”, Speaker: Dr. Dan Edwards, Professor of Biochemistry at California State University, Chico @ Room: ARTS 112 (Arts and Humanities Building)
Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

01-31-2019-Science Cafe - Nobel Prize- CSU-Chico

Time: 5:00 pm 

Cost:  No Charge

Location: 400 W. 1st Street, Chico CA, Room: ARTS 112 (Arts and Humanities Building)

Please RSVP to chem@csuchico.edu if you plan to attend.

Feb
5
Tue
2019
Korematsu Middle School Science Night @ Korematsu Middle School
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Korematsu Middle School Science Night @ Korematsu Middle School

The California Section will bring some hands-on chemistry plus a colorful chemistry show to Korematsu Middle School’s Science Night.  You can help us encourage STEM students – please contact Alex Madonik if you would like to volunteer.

Feb
14
Thu
2019
East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Leila
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk starts at 7:00 PM
We have changed our regular time to the second Thursday of the month.
1724 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
Feb
16
Sat
2019
Women Chemists Committee (WCC) Meeting; “Sugar-derived Lubricants: a High-performance, Ecofriendly Alternative to Petroleum-derived Lubricants”,  @ CHEVRON ENERGY & TECHNOLOGY CENTER
Feb 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Women Chemists Committee (WCC) Meeting – Sat., February 16, 2019

Topic: “Sugar-derived Lubricants: a High-performance, Ecofriendly Alternative to Petroleum-derived Lubricants”, Speakers: Dr. Paula Vettel, Technical Director, Formulations and Regulatory at Novvi LLC and Lynn Rice, Formulations Engineer at Novvi LLC

Time: 10:30-11:00 am Snacks & Coffee, 11:00 am Discussion & Lunch

Cost: $15.00 ($7.00 for students and unemployed). Technical discussion is free.

LocationUSDA, 800 Buchanan Street, Albany.  CHEVRON ENERGY & TECHNOLOGY CENTER, 100 Chevron Way, Richmond CA.