You should know …

September Dinner Meeting: The Information Landscape for Chemists at Work and Play
Date: Wednesday September 14, 2016
Speaker: Ms. Grace Basinger
Location: Michael’s at Shoreline Park, Mountain View
For more information and/or register, please click here.

Executive Committee Meeting
The next Executive Committee meeting will be at Stanford Mudd 239 on Thursday September 8th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Please contact us for more information.

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.

Open ExComm Positions
On the 2016 SCVACS ballot we have 8 positions open in the local leadership group: 1 Secretary, 3 Councilors, 3 Alternate Councilors and 1 Chair-Elect. All are voting positions on the local Executive Committee (ExComm) of Officers and Councilors. If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact our current Chair. You can find a description of each of these position’s responsibilities here.

Congressional Chemistry Caucus
A new bipartisan Congressional Chemistry Caucus endorsed by the ACS and other chemistry organizations was launched on April 27, 2016, 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.