Calendar

Feb
25
Sat
2023
Nonlinear Career Path: A New Normal and a Fun One @ Online Zoom meeting
Feb 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Women Chemists Committee LogoPresented by the Women Chemists Committee — All Are Welcome

Time

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Chatting
11:00 a.m. Talk and Discussion

Reservation

Please visit the CalACS website www.calacs.org to register for this meeting or use Brown Paper Tickets.
Please register before Thursday, February 23, 2023, 12 noon. Your email address is needed to send the ZOOM link, which will be shared with attendees on or before the day of the event via Brown Paper Tickets.

Cost: Free
For more information visit our website at www.calacs.org or email office@calacs.org.

About the Speaker

Atefeh Taheri, PhD

Atefeh Taheri, PhD

Atefeh Taheri received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry from the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran. She earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University with Prof. Jerry Meyer and then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at UC Davis with Prof. Louise Berben. She started her first industry position as a product developer and formulator for the Clorox company. She then joined Chevron corporation, initially as a fundamental scientist. She has held various roles in Chevron. Currently, Atefeh is the Reliability and Maintenance Team Lead for the Western US plants and terminals of the America Fuels and Lubricants business unit of Chevron. In addition, Atefeh is the 2023 Chair for Cal ACS, on the leadership team of the Association of Women in Science East Bay chapter, and one of the leaders of Chevron PRIDE in Richmond (an Employee Resource Group for LGBTQA+ employees and allies).

Abstract

People ask children what they want to be when they grow up. It took Atefeh some years to realize that she had a broad interest in many topics and wanted to try various roles and responsibilities. Atefeh has embraced what Sheryl Sandberg, former COO of Meta, has said, “Careers are not ladders, those days are long gone, but jungle gyms. Jungle gyms offer more creative exploration”. In this talk, Atefeh will share her story and career journey and discuss how nonlinear career paths can be challenging but very rewarding at the same time.

Mar
11
Sat
2023
North Bay Science Discovery Day 2023 @ Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

North Bay Science Discovery Day Logo

RAIN OR SHINE!

Children of all ages are invited to attend this FREE science festival that will spark wonder and curiosity about the natural world, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Free admission | Free parking

Cal ACS will be there with hands-on chemistry, featuring the 2023 Earth Week theme,

“The Curious Chemistry of Amazing Algae”

Look for the Cal ACS canopy, where visitors will discover how algae make oxygen by splitting water using the power of sunlight.  They can also try splitting water by electrolysis, using electricity from photovoltaic panels.  And, they can make their own UV light-detecting bracelet using photochromic beads.

Come explore fun science with 100 other local exhibitors, including schools, companies, research centers, and museums.  If you can help out at the Cal ACS booth, please let me know.

See you there!  -Alex Madonik

Download the flier HERE.

Apr
22
Sat
2023
John Muir Birthday­ – Earth Day Celebration @ The John Muir National Historic Site
Apr 22 @ 10:00 pm – 5:00 pm

John Muir Association logo

Celebrating John Muir’s 185th birthday
the 53rd Anniversary of Earth Day
and the National Park Service Centennial
plus the 68th Anniversary of the John Muir Association 

Cal ACS will be there with hands-on chemistry, featuring the 2023 Earth Week theme,

“The Curious Chemistry Of Amazing Algae”

The California Section will join numerous other community and educational organizations for the return of this Earth Day celebration to Martinez.  Look for the Cal ACS canopy, where visitors will discover how algae make oxygen by splitting water using the power of sunlight.  They can also try splitting water by electrolysis, using electricity from photovoltaic panels.  And, they can make their own UV light-detecting bracelet using photochromic beads.

If you can help out at the ACS booth, please contact Sushila Kanodia.  See you there!

John Muir Celebration 2016

View Conservation Award Recipients and Achievements

Admission and parking are FREE!