Feb
25
Tue
2020
The Future of Food – ACS Webinar @ Science Annex, College of Alameda
Feb 25 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

The Future of Food graphic - food and earth

Join us for refreshments, door prizes, and some chemistry fun with this FREE webinar from the American Chemical Society and a panel of food chemistry experts.

Mar
4
Wed
2020
Glorietta Elementary School Science Fair @ Glorietta Elementary School
Mar 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Cal ACS returns to the Glorietta Elementary School Science Fair on Wednesday, March 4th, with some more hands-on chemistry.  You can help us present old favorites as well as new activities connected “Sustainability: Protecting Our Planet Through Chemistry,” this year’s theme for Chemists Celebrate Earth Week.

Mar
7
Sat
2020
Science Day at CSU Stanislaus @ Naraghi Hall of Science, Science 1 Building, Greenhouse and Sustainable Garden, CSU Stanislaus
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Free Admission &
Open to the Public

Snacks will be sold for cash only

  • Labs and Guided Tours
  • Skeletons, Skulls, Fossils
  • Everyday Chemistry
  • Snakes and six-legged zoo
  • Trans-California Pathway
  • Enochs High School
  • Dutcher Middle School
  • Explore the fields of biology, chemistry, mathematics, nursing, physics, child development, geography and geology

Presented by: Turlock Irrigation District, PG&E, Warrior Chemistry Club, Biology Student Association, Math Club, Nursing Students Association, Pre-Health Society, Society of Physics Students, Geography Club, Psychology Club, and Stan State STEM Ambassadors.


The open-house environment will feature activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Naraghi Hall of Science, the Science 1 Building and the greenhouse. There will also be tours of the Trans-California Pathway, an outdoor arboretum featuring plant communities native to a transect of California from the Central Valley to the High Sierra. With more than 20 activities available, students and their families will be provided with a “Passport to Science” booklet to track their activities throughout the day.

Organized by faculty and staff in the College of Science with support from the Office of Service Learning and students in the college, the event typically brings more than 2,000 visitors to campus. Science Day was established and has been principally directed by Mark A. Grobner, a professor in the Department of Biology. One of the fundamental goals of the event is to expose young students to new fields of science, and especially to spark an interest in the areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

Mar
8
Sun
2020
What Did Chemistry Contribute to Our Every Day Life? @ Lawrence Hall of Science
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

WHAT DID CHEMISTRY CONTRIBUTE TO OUR EVERY DAY LIFE?
WITHOUT CHEMISTRY WE WOULD BE LIVING IN THE STONE AGE!

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 District Director

2. Medicine, Dr. Hannah Powers, Maze Therapeutics,

     Pharmaceutical Research Chemist

3. Food and Agriculture, Dr. Wally Yokoyama,

     WRCC- USDA, ACS Division of Food and Agriculture

4. Communications, Dr. Attila Pavlath,

     ACS President, 2001

It will be followed for leisurely viewing by the exhibit of 32 colorful posters with the chronology of developments and illustration of 75 special examples. The posters can be found on www.chemistryinyourlife.org in 32 languages. A contest will be held to find anything in your life, which has nothing to do with chemistry.

Please, call the Section’s Office, 510-351-9922 to register your and your guest’s attendance. Entrance to the Lawrence Hall of Science requires a fee of $16, but for those registered it will be free (though, you have to buy a parking ticket ($1/hour) at a kiosk). A special check-in desk will be set up at the entrance for those registered.

Mar
14
Sat
2020
Golden Gate STEM Fair – CANCELLED @ Bay Model Visitors Center
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Another casualty of the Corona Virus:

CANCELLED!

The Golden Gate STEM Fair continues the tradition of SF Bay Area science fairs in a fabulous new location, the US Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model Visitors Center in Sausalito. You can explore this working model of San Francisco Bay and its estuaries for FREE, while meeting hundreds of the Bay Area’s best and brightest high school science students.  Cal ACS will be there to promote STEM education with some fun hands-on activities, and you can help!

Apr
18
Sat
2020
Celebrate Earth Day – CANCELED @ JOHN MUIR NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Week with the

California Section, ACS

We’re off to an early start this spring with public outreach in the California Section and you can enjoy as well as help with many of our outreach activities!

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 Week 2020 edition of Celebrating Chemistry (in English or Spanish) with instructions for activities to do at home.

And, all students K-12 are invited to participate in the Illustrated Poem Contest — the deadline for electronic submissions to the California Section is April 22nd (Earth Day!)

Illustrated Poem Contest Contest Rules

Illustrated Poem Contest Entry Form

 

Apr
29
Wed
2020
Women in AI Career Panel – Online Zoom Event
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

RSVP here!
Zoom link to be shared with attendees the day of the event.

The event is FREE and open to the community.

May
2
Sat
2020
Jillian Sanzone of Merck on Pharmaceutical Chemistry – cancelled @ TBD
May 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
May
11
Mon
2020
FREE Basic ZOOM Training @ Zoom Meeting - register to receive link
May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
FREE Basic ZOOM Training @ Zoom Meeting - register to receive link

The Senior Chemists Committee is offering Basic Zoom Training for members of the ACS California Section. Please contact Julie Mason in the Section office office@calacs.org to sign up (Space is limited to 30 participants).  Zoom link will be sent to all registrants.

May
13
Wed
2020
@ Zoom online meeting - register to receive link
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 @ Zoom online meeting - register to receive link

The Senior Chemists Committee is offering Basic Zoom Training for members of the ACS California Section. Please contact Julie Mason in the Section office office@calacs.org to sign up (Space is limited to 30 participants).  Zoom link will be sent to all registrants.