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.

May
20
Wed
2020
New Test for Identifying the Most Poisonous Mushrooms – Candace Bever, PhD ARS Research Microbiologist @ Zoom Event
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
05-20-2020 ACS - Bever USDA Event (final)

Wednesday – May 20, 2020 – 11 am PDT to 12:30 pm PDT
Online Zoom Event

May
27
Wed
2020
“Nice Girls Don’t Speak Up Or Stand Out” A conversation with Dr. Lois Frankel @ on-line
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

RSVP here! https://aconversationwithdrfrankel.eventbrite.com
More information at: calacs.org or email to
taheri.atefeh@gmail.com or daniellejtan@gmail.com
ZOOM ID and password will be available the day of the event.

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Jun
25
Thu
2020
The Case for Diversity and Inclusion: A Conversation with Leland Jourdan
Jun 25 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

A Conversation with Leland Jourdan
(Chief Diversity Officer, Chevron Corporation)

A co-sponsored online event between ACS and AWIS
The event will include a presentation followed by a Q&A session.

Zoom or Webex link to be shared with attendees the day of the event.

Leland (Lee) T. Jourdan graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1978. Serving his five-year post graduate military commitment, he reached the rank of Captain while serving as a logistics officer and paratrooper in the 18th Airborne Corps. He currently serves as Chief Diversity Officer, Global Diversity and Ombuds Center of Expertise with Chevron. Prior assignments in Chevron include Vice President, Commercial, Chevron IndoAsia Business Unit, which included commercial and business development covering Indonesia and the Philippines, and GM Commercial and Business Development for Chevron’s Asia South Business Unit which includes Bangladesh, Myanmar, China, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Jourdan has been in the energy industry since 1983, a career that spans the regulated and deregulated landscape of energy commodities, including US domestic trading, transportation and LNG, as well as energy acquisition and divestiture projects. After nine years living in Thailand and Indonesia, Jourdan now resides in Houston, TX, with Diane, his wife of 37 years. They have three children and two grandchildren. Jourdan is an avid golfer, a published author, and serves on the advisory board of SEARCH Homeless Services in Houston.