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Aug
13
Tue
2019
August Section Meeting – Tuesday August 13th, 2019 Topic:  “Chemistry and AI: Challenges with Ultra-Large Data Libraries” 7/18/2019 Due to the popularity of this subject, THIS EVENT IS HAS REACHED IT’S CAPACITY, if you would like to be placed on a wait list please email us at office@calacs.org and we will contact you if seats open up. @ Atomwise,
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

08-13-2019 ACS - Chem and AI event flyer - Atomwise August v2
Speakers: 
John Irwin, PhD- UCSF Associate Professor, Ajay Jain, PhD- UCSF Professor and Jennifer Listgarten, PhD- UC Berkeley Professor

7/18/2019 Due to the popularity of this subject, THIS EVENT IS HAS REACHED IT’S CAPACITY, if you would like to be placed on a wait list please email us at office@calacs.org and we will contact you if seats open up.

Time:

6:00 pm Social networking and Refreshments

6:30 pm Talk, Welcome, Panel and Q&A

7:45 pm Concluding Remarks

7:50 Networking and Refreshments

Cost: NO CHARGE  

Location: Atomwise, 717 Market Street, Ste.#800, San Francisco CA.

 

Reservations: Although this is a free event, space is limited, so please RSVP here! (you will be directed to Brown Paper Tickets) no later than August 6th.

For more information, please contact the Cal. Section office at office@calacs.org,  (510) 351-9922 or email Alicia Taylor at aliciaataylor@gmail.com.

Aug
15
Thu
2019
Teaching the Old Periodic Table New Tricks @ Lawrence Hall of Science
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Element Creation at LBNL
The periodic table of elements is celebrating its 150th birthday – find out what’s new and next in elements R&D at Berkeley Lab.

About this Event

The periodic table of elements, which is celebrating its 150th birthday this year, experienced a revolutionary expansion after the emergence of Ernest Lawrence’s atom-smashing cyclotrons in the 1930s. In the following decades, scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) were credited in the discovery of 16 new elements – more than any institution in the world.

Find out what’s next in elements research and development at Berkeley Lab in a special evening presentation from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 15, at the Lawrence Hall of Science.

Five Berkeley Lab scientists will give short talks on how their work and the elements they use are driving innovative solutions to some of the nation’s most challenging problems in energy, physics, biology, the environment, and beyond. The event will feature an introduction by Berkeley Lab Director Mike Witherell, a presentation by physicist and neutrino expert Alan Poon, and will be emceed by nanoscientist and quantum materials guru Sinéad Griffin. A Q&A session will follow.

Please note that while event attendance is free, space is limited and registration guarantees entrance to the program. Barcodes will be scanned for admittance – please bring a printed copy of your ticket or have the electronic version on your phone ready to show during check-in.

Also note that parking fees at the Lawrence Hall of Science will be enforced and must be paid at the Hall’s automated kiosks (be sure to note your license plate number when exiting your car).

Sep
8
Sun
2019
Solano Stroll @ Solano Avenue
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cal ACS returns to the Solano Stroll for a day of hands-on science and engagement with the community.  As in past years, our booth will be located near the corner of Fresno Avenue, towards the top of Solano Avenue.  We’ll be there to set up around 9 AM; the fun begins at 10 AM with a parade (featuring many community organizations and political leaders) and the arrival of the first crowds of visitors.

We’re ready to kick off National Chemistry Week 2019, with the theme “Marvelous Metals”

There will be chemistry fun with “Build a Battery,” “Chemistry with a Penny,” and more.  We’ll have free copies of Celebrating Chemistry and other NCW souvenirs, including Periodic Table wallet cards that celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mendeleyev’s Periodic Table.

Please come to the Stroll and visit our booth.  If you’d like to help out, please contact Alex Madonik, National Chemistry Week Coordinator for the California Section: alexmadonik@sonic.net or 510-872-0528

Oct
12
Sat
2019
Private Tour of Spirit Works Distillery in Sebastopol, October 12th, 2019 @ Spirit Works
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Private Tour of Spirit Works Distillery in Sebastopol

Come join us at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 12th, 2019, at Spirit Works Distillery which mills, mashes, ferments, and distills entirely on site. We will be given a tour to  see how grain is processed and distilled into vodka, gin, barrel gin, sloe gin, wheat whiskey, and rye whiskey. We will be given tastes of each product.  The cost is $25.00 per person.

Spirit Works is located at 6790 McKinley Street, #100, Sebastopol.

There’s plenty of nearby parking and it’s a great time of year to visit.

The tour is limited to 30 people The tour will start at 11:00, please arrived by 10:45 am.

Payment in advance is required.  Please send your payment of $25.00 per person, no later than October 4th, 2019.  You may send a check made payable to the California Section, ACS at 2950 Merced Street, #225, San Leandro CA 94577 or pay using PayPal and send it to our email address office@calacs.org.

Oct
19
Sat
2019
WCC EVENT -Theatrical Performance “MANYA” 10-19-19 @ Odell Johnson Performing Arts Theater
Oct 19 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

 “Manya”, presented by Susan Marie Frontczak, will be hosted by the Women Chemist Committee (WCC) on Saturday, October 19th at Laney College, Odell Johnson Performing Arts Theater in Oakland.

Attached you will find the flyer for this event.  Please mark your calendars and make your reservations!!

WCC EVENT -Theatrical Performance “MANYA”

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019

Location: Laney College Odell Johnson Performing Arts Theater, 900 Fallon Street, Oakland

Time: 2:30 pm.

Cost: $15.00 ($8.00 for students and unemployed)

Reservations and Payments are Required in Advance!

For Reservations:

  1. Brown paper tickets:  click Manya
  2. Email office@calacs.org
  3. phone 510-351-9922

For either option #2 or #3, send a check for the desired number of tickets (indicating student or regular, and names) made payable to: CA Section, ACS, 2950 Merced St., #225, San Leandro, CA 94577, postmarked no later than October 4, 2019. Individuals needing special assistance (ADA), allergies, etc. should notify CA Section ACS.

10-19-2019-WCC Flyer marie curie october 2019

 

Oct
26
Sat
2019
CANCELLED: North Bay Science Discovery Day in Santa Rosa @ Sonoma County Fair Grounds
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

URGENT UPDATE: This event is CANCELLED because the Sonoma County Fairgrounds are needed to shelter some of the 50,000 people threatened by the Kincaid Fire.

Cal ACS returns to the Bay Area Science Festival’s North Bay Discovery Day with more fun, hands-on chemistry activities.  You can recreate Alessandro Volta’s original electrical pile, and discovery more wonders of the Marvelous Metals as we celebrate this year’s National Chemistry Week theme.

If you’d like to help out, please contact Alex Madonik, National Chemistry Week Coordinator for the California Section: alexmadonik@sonic.net or 510-872-0528

Bay Area Science Festival CSU East Bay on Sat Oct 26 @ Cal State U. East Bay - Science Bldg, VBT, and lawn
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

11 AM to 4 PM per the BASF website.  Here’s the link again:

http://www.bayareasciencefestival.org/festival/east-bay-discovery-day-3/

First name: Michael
Last name: Groziak

Email address: michael.groziak@csueastbay.edu
City: Hayward
State: CA
Phone number: 510-885-3407

Oct
27
Sun
2019
East Bay Mini Maker Faire – 10th Anniversary! @ Park Day School
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
On Sunday, October 27th, we’ll return to the East Bay Mini Maker Faire, hosted by the Park Day School, 360 42nd Street in Oakland, 10 AM to 4 PM.  Every sort of Do-It-Yourself science and engineering is on display at this delightful event, along with crafts and wonderful locally produced food items.

If you’d like to help out, please contact Alex Madonik, National Chemistry Week Coordinator for the California Section: alexmadonik@sonic.net or 510-872-0528

Nov
2
Sat
2019
Bay Area Science Festival – Science Discovery Day at Oracle Park @ Oracle Park
Nov 2 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Cal ACS returns to the Bay Area Science Festival’s Discovery Day at Oracle Park with more fun, hands-on chemistry activities.  You can recreate Alessandro Volta’s original electrical pile, and discovery more wonders of the Marvelous Metals as we celebrate this year’s National Chemistry Week theme.  Help us share the excitement of science with the public as we recognize the 150th anniversary of the Mendeleyev’s Periodic Table.

We’ll be there with more than 200 community organizations and laboratories celebrating every facet of science and technology.  This is your chance to roam the SF Giant’s home field for free!

If you’d like to help out, please contact Alex Madonik, National Chemistry Week Coordinator for the California Section: alexmadonik@sonic.net or 510-872-0528

Nov
8
Fri
2019
Bay Area Chemistry Symposium @ Merck Auditorium
Nov 8 all-day

This event is SOLD OUT!

Introducing the Bay Area Chemistry Symposium, a Silicon Valley and California  ACS-sponsored symposium on Synthesis and Design in Medicinal and Process Chemistry

Friday, November 8th, 2019

This symposium, unique in the Bay, will provide an ideal forum to meet and exchange ideas covering themes in chemical biology, synthesis, and computational chemistry among students, postdocs, and industrial chemists.

The symposium will feature:

  • Keynote seminars from Stanford Professor Carolyn Bertozzi, UCSF Professor Bill DeGrado, and UC Berkeley Professor Richmond Sarpong
  • Industrial chemistry seminars from AbbVie, Gilead, Merck, and Novartis
  • Eight graduate student and postdoc short talks
  • Poster presentations by graduate students, postdocs, and industrial chemists from renowned institutions and companies around the Bay Area

Please join us to network with local chemists and learn about cutting-edge chemistry happening across the Bay Area’s outstanding academic institutions and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.

The first Bay Area Chemistry Symposium is being hosted by the Merck Research Labs at 213 East Grand Avenue in South San Francisco.

For more information and to apply, visit: svacs.org/BACS

For questions, please e-mail us: bacs@scvacs.org