CHEMISTRY OLYMPIAD – Register by December 15th!

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DRASTIC changes in registration for 2024 Chemistry Olympiad (local, national and international) for all students.  DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS DECEMBER 15TH, 2023.   You must register at the USNCO website. More information on our Chemistry Olympiad page.

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Thanksgiving COOKING Chemistry

Guy Crosby - the Milk Street Kitchen

Join certified food scientist Guy Crosby of Milk Street Kitchen as he shares his practical and scientifically proven recipes for the most challenging holiday staples. What You Will Learn: – How to prepare and cook a moist, flavorful turkey in the oven and the chemistry of safely frying your bird – How to make fantastic…

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Lincoln Elementary School STEAM Night

Hands-on Chemistry at Lincoln Elementary School on 16 Nov 2023

As reported by Charlie Gluchowski: The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) outreach event on Thursday evening, November 16th at Lincoln Elementary School in Richmond was a great success. Bryan Balazs led the charge and warmed up the crowd of students and parents with several explosive, colorful and educational demonstrations. Then, participants spread out…

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Three quantum dot researchers awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Moungi Bawendi, Louis Brus and Alexei Ekimov

Moungi Bawendi, Louis Brus and Alexei Ekimov share prize for research that added color to nanotechnology – Chemical & Engineering News The 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three researchers “for the discovery and synthesis of quantum dots.” Moungi Bawendi of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Louis Brus of Columbia University, and…

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25th Annual ChemLuminary Awards Ceremony

25th ChemLuminary Awards

The 25th Annual ChemLuminary Awards ceremony was held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Salon 8-9, on Tuesday, August 15. The celebration began with a poster session and reception, followed by the presentations of awards given by 22 committees of the Society, and event continued with a dance party until midnight. Sunny C. Tang, President of the AllPeopleBeHappy foundation,…

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The Physics And Chemistry Of The Atomic Nucleus

Heather Crawford

The atomic nucleus truly sits at the intersection of chemistry and physics. Dr. Heather Crawford will present the current state-of-the-art in nuclear science. The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at LBNL is opening a new era for studies of the nucleus, advancing our understanding of nuclei across the Segre chart, and our knowledge of the…

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Cal ACS at the Solano Stroll

Solano Stroll 2023

The Solano Stroll is BACK! Come join the fun on Sunday, September 10th (10 AM to 5 PM), and please let us know if you can help out at the Cal ACS booth. Michael Cheng will be there to set up at 9 AM, and extra helpers will be welcome throughout the day.

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The ACS National Meeting is coming to SF!

ACS Natonal Meeting SF 2023

We cordially invite Cal ACS members, colleagues, and friends to join us in San Francisco, August 13th – 17th, at Moscone Center and the surrounding downtown hotels. There will be free shuttle bus service from Moscone Center to all locations, and the ACS will provide CHILDCARE to registered meeting attendees who request it. Download the…

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ACS responds to recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action

News Releases June 30, 2023 2:00 PM PDT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, June 30, 2023 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) is deeply disappointed by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on June 29 to strike down race-based affirmative action as a criterion in college admissions. As a professional scientific society that has long championed an inclusive chemistry…

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