Thursday, July 9, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Online Zoom Event – register here Dr. Elisabeth Bik is an image forensics detective who left her paid job in industry to search for and report duplicated and manipulated images in biomedical articles. She has done a systematic scan of 20,000 papers in 40 journals…

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https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/about/acs-statement-on-the-killing-of-george-floyd.html Hello, my name is Luis Echegoyen and I am the president of the American Chemical Society. I am speaking with you today during very sad days for the US and the world.  The horrific killing of George Floyd has shed additional light on hundreds of years of racism and injustice occurring in our country. …

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Chemical Society will meet completely virtually WASHINGTON, June 9, 2020 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) announced today that it will hold the ACS Fall 2020 National Meeting & Expo completely virtually. The meeting will now be held Aug. 17-20, 2020, on the World Wide Web. Originally scheduled to be held…

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Over the last week, people across the world are speaking out in outrage due to the murder of George Floyd. He is the latest death in a long string of violent acts against Black people like Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and recently, in our backyard, Steven Taylor. This violence is not new, and these outcomes…

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Due to the coronavirus outbreak, this year’s celebration of Earth Day and John Muir’s birthday on Saturday, April 18th, 2020 at the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, CA, has been CANCELED. This year’s CCEW (Chemists Celebrate Earth Week) theme is “Protecting Our Planet Through Chemistry.” You can go online to access the Earth…

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We are sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Contest rules here.  Entry Form here. Contest Deadline: 22nd April 2020 Prizes: $50 gift certificate to ACS On-line Store Contact: Sushila.kanodia@gmail.com/510-351-9922 (section office) 2950 Merced St #225, San Leandro, CA 94577 Winners of California Local Section’s Illustrated Poem Contest will advance to the National…

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Four 15-20 minutes lectures will describe the role of chemistry on the areas of Transportation & Energy, Medicine, Food & Agriculture and Communications. The emphasis will be on WHAT not HOW!  The presentations will be done in layman language, no chemistry background is needed. 1.Transportation and Energy – Dr. Paul Jagodzinski, Northern Arizona University, ACS…

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