You should know …

Please note our name has changed! We are now Silicon Valley Section.


Local Section Election
The Local Section election has ended. Here are the results:

Chair-elect (2018): Grace Baysinger
Secretary (2018): Jigisha Shah
Treasurer (2018): Ihab Darwish
Councilors (2018-2020): Ean Warren and Natalie McClure
Alternate Councilors (2018-2020): Madalyn Radlauer and Jane Frommer
Alternate Councilor (2018): Howard Peters

Congratulations to those who have been duly elected.

Thanks also to those who stood, but were unlucky on this occasion. Your continued involvement with the section will be appreciated.

For a list of our current elected members, see our Executive Committee page.


Executive Committee Meeting
The next Executive Committee meeting will be on Wednesday, January 10, 2017 at 7:30 PM. Please contact us for more information. The Executive Committee’s monthly meetings are open to the public – all are welcome.


Free Membership in the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT)
The Section supports local educators and volunteers by paying half of their $50 membership fee, or all of their $50 membership fee for recruiting two others. The AACT is not just for chemistry teachers. It is full of resources for anyone interested in sharing the wonders of science. Find instructions here for reimbursement of membership fees. Click here for a pdf to share with friends and colleagues.


Congressional Chemistry Caucus
A new bipartisan Congressional Chemistry Caucus endorsed by the ACS and other chemistry organizations was launched on April 27, 2016, http://tinyurl.com/gwb2vng. The Chemistry Caucus will provide a direct pipeline from ACS scientists to Congress and ultimately to the Senate to answer scientific questions about pressing issues relating to chemistry. Find out more information and how to participate at the Chemistry Caucus page.