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.

Jul
9
Thu
2020
The Dark Side of Science: Misconduct in Biomedical Research
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Online Zoom Event with Dr. Elisabeth Bik

The event is a seminar-style presentation followed by a Q&A.

Zoom link provided to attendees the day of the event.

Science builds upon science. Even after peer-review and publication, science papers could still contain images or other data of concern. If not addressed post-publication, papers containing incorrect or even falsified data could lead to wasted time and money spent by other researchers trying to reproduce those results. Several high-profile science misconduct cases have been described, but many cases are yet undetected. 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 and found that about 4% of these contained inappropriately duplicated images. In her talk she will present her work and show several types of inappropriately duplicated images. In addition, she will show how to report scientific papers of concern, and how journals and institutions handle such allegations.

After receiving her PhD in Microbiology at Utrecht University in The Netherlands, Elisabeth Bik worked 15 years in the lab of David Relman in the School of Medicine at Stanford on the microbiomes of humans and marine mammals. In May 2014, she founded Microbiome Digest, an almost daily compilation of scientific papers in the rapidly growing microbiome field. From 2016-2019, she worked at two microbiome startup companies, uBiome and Astarte Medical. In March 2019, she left her job to become a science integrity volunteer and occasional consultant. She can often be found discussing science papers on Twitter at @MicrobiomDigest, writing for her blog ScienceIntegrityDigest or searching the biomedical literature for inappropriately duplicated or manipulated photographic images and plagiarized text. Her work has been recently featured in Nature.

Jul
22
Wed
2020
Reimagining the Nitrogen Cycle: Designing Selective Materials and Process for Wastewater Valorization
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Online Zoom Event

Zoom link provided to attendees the day of the event.

Reimagining liquid waste streams as resources can lead to recovery of valuable products and more efficient, less costly approaches to reducing harmful discharges to the environment. The nitrogen cycle has been drastically affected by humans via Haber Bosch fertilizer production, and results in net discharges of nitrogen that alter aquatic environments. The Tarpeh Lab develops and evaluates novel approaches to resource recovery from “waste” waters at several synergistic scales: molecular mechanisms of chemical transport and transformation; novel unit processes that increase resource efficiency; and systems-level assessments that identify optimization opportunities. We design and investigate selective separations to recover high-purity products from pollutants in wastewaters. Leveraging these molecular-scale insights can increase the sustainability of engineered processes in terms of energy, environmental impact, and cost. In this seminar, we will discuss two selective nitrogen separations: 1) ion exchange resins loaded with transition metals and 2) electrochemical nitrogen stripping. Integrating investigations of novel materials and processes can identify criteria for future materials and enable processes with unprecedented performance.
Professor William Tarpeh received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, in environmental engineering. He completed an MS in environmental engineering at Berkeley and a BS in chemical engineering from Stanford University. He is currently an assistant professor at Stanford University in the Department of Chemical Engineering.