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Apr
11
Thu
2019
East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Leila
Apr 11 @ 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
Apr
18
Thu
2019
Bonnie Charpentier – ACS President @ Basque Cultural Center
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A Conversation with ACS President, Bonnie Charpentier: the ACS Community and Priorities for 2019

The over-arching theme for the ACS presidential year of 2019 is collaboration. In keeping with that theme, this presentation is meant to be an interactive discussion of ACS priorities and programs. The presentation will include an introduction to ACS Presidential areas of focus for 2019, including Advocacy for chemistry and science education, safety and the environment, and plans for the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT). Ideas for collaborations across ACS, and with other societies in this country and internationally will be explored for the benefit of our members, and for the world. The input, ideas, and suggestions from section members will be solicited.

Tentative schedule:
Reception     6-7pm
Dinner           7-8pm
Talk & Q&A  8-9pm

(co-sponsored by Silicon Valley section)

Bonnie Charpentier is President of the American Chemical Society. She previously served on the ACS Board of Directors, including as the Chair of the Board.  She has served on and chaired a variety of Society committees and task forces at national levels, as well as being active in local sections, divisions and regional meetings. At the local level, she has been instrumental in establishing chemistry workshops for teachers, workshops on interviewing skills for students, and an outreach program for hands-on chemistry with children in homeless shelters.

She is currently Senior Vice President of Regulatory and Compliance at Cytokinetics, Inc., in South San Francisco, California, a company dedicated to the discovery and development of novel small molecule therapeutics that modulate muscle function. In that role she is responsible for Regulatory, Quality and Drug Safety Departments. Prior to Cytokinetics, Bonnie worked in drug research and development at other companies, including Syntex and Roche, and as an analytical chemist at the Procter and Gamble Co. She holds a B.S. degree in anthropology and a Ph.D. in Plant Physiology.

In her ACS work, Bonnie has emphasized the importance of communicating the value of chemistry through public outreach and education. She is a strong advocate for high quality services for members including career services and continuing education. She supports ACS programs that focus on expanding ACS’s legislative advocacy through member involvement, and on increasing effective collaboration between industry and academia, and between ACS and other professional societies.  She is passionate about the importance of public service, and about turning molecules into medicines.

Apr
20
Sat
2019
John Muir Birthday – Earth Week Celebration @ John Muir National Historic Site
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Week with the

California Section, ACS

Have fun with the Chemistry of PAPER. Join us for fun demonstrations and free hands-on activities for the whole family.

Take home cool CCEW souvenirs and the Celebrating Chemistry brochure (in English or Spanish) with instructions for more activities to do at home.

The John Muir Birthday Celebration opens with a parade and a dramatic presentation on the life of naturalist John Muir and continues throughout the day with a festival featuring over 50 exhibitors that showcase community organizations and conservation groups dedicated to preserving the environment.

Visit the John Muir Association web site for more information.

May
9
Thu
2019
East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Leila
May 9 @ 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
Jun
13
Thu
2019
East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Leila
Jun 13 @ 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
Jul
11
Thu
2019
East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Leila
Jul 11 @ 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
Aug
8
Thu
2019
East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Leila
Aug 8 @ 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
Sep
12
Thu
2019
East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Leila
Sep 12 @ 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
Oct
10
Thu
2019
East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Leila
Oct 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
Nov
14
Thu
2019
East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Leila
Nov 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