California Section at the 2022 ChemLuminary Awards in Chicago

The California Section was a finalist in the following award categories: Section Chair Fanny Frausto attended the awards celebration in Chicago on August 23rd and represented our Section with a “virtual” poster that she displayed on a laptop — visitors could also scan the QR code that would take them to the poster on our…

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2022 Shirley B. Radding Award – Dr. Marinda Li Wu

Dr. Marinda Li Wu

Marinda Wu has been selected as the recipient for the 2022 SVACS Radding Service Award. The criteria to be selected for the Radding Award are: Member of the American Chemical Society for more than 20 years. Demonstrated dedicated and unselfish service to ACS members over a sustained period of time. Provided leadership through elected and…

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In memory of Professor Andrew Streitwieser, Jr.

Professor Andrew Streitwieser, Jr in 2007

The California Section lost one of its best known figures with the death of Professor Andrew Streitwieser, Jr. on February 23rd, 2022, at the age of 94.  As a graduate student with Professor William von Eggers Doering at Columbia University, Streitwieser studied the mechanisms of organic reactions that occur via reactive carbocation intermediates, and became…

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Symposium Honoring the Legacy of Mark D. Frishberg – Monday, March 21st, 2 – 4 PM

Mark Frishberg

If you’re registered for the San Diego National Meeting, please join us in-person or online for this symposium honoring former California Section Chair and Councilor Mark Frishberg. Organized by Matthew Grandbois, Lee Latimer, and Jennifer Schmitt, this symposium will recall his long career as process chemist, entrepreneur, and ACS Career Consultant, as well as his…

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Tri-Valley Innovation Fair – Saturday, March 19th!

Cal ACS returns to in-person, hands-on science events at the Tri-Valley Innovation Fair at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton on Saturday, March 19th, 10 AM to 5 PM. We’ll join over sixty community and professional organizations, as well as local businesses and universities that will exhibit the latest in technology and products for learning…

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Celebrating African American Chemists

Black History Month Axial

Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate Black chemists and chemical engineers’ past achievements. It’s also a time to talk about pioneering Black chemists doing exciting work in the chemical sciences today.In honor of Black History Month, here are a variety of resources from the American Chemical Society for learning about the work of…

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The Stories We Tell As Women In Chemistry

Dr. Fanny Frausto

February 12, 2022 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm PST Register HERE. Dr. Fanny Frausto is currently a Senior Scientist in Product Development at the Clorox Company. There she works as a Product Developer and formulates cleaning products to meet the future needs of professional and healthcare spaces. She is the WCC Co-Chair for the…

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