You should know …

Please note our name has changed! We are now Silicon Valley Section.
Thank you to everyone for making this happen.


National Chemistry Week: Chemistry Rocks!
Date: Saturday October 21, 2017, 10 am – 1 pm
Location: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 150 E. San Fernando St., San Jose www.sjlibrary.org.
Cost: Free

Hands-on science experiments for children are among the many activities planned for area residents during this year’s celebration of National Chemistry Week, Oct. 22-28. This year’s theme is “Chemistry Rocks!” The annual event is an outreach program hosted by the Silicon Valley section of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society.
For more information, please click here.
To download and print a flyer, please click here.


YCC Home Brew Competition
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017, noon – 3 PM
Location: Golden State Brewery at Santa Clara, 1252 Memorex Dr, Santa Clara, CA 95050
More details can be found here.
Please share the following flyer with friends, colleagues and Beer enthusiasts.
Anyone interested in attending this event should register on our Brown Paper Tickets page.


Design, Fabrication, and Testing of Functional Nanomaterials
Dr. Claudia Luhrs, Naval Postgraduate School, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Date: Friday, October 27, 2017, 6 – 9 PM
Location: Sesnon House, Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Dr., Aptos CA 95003
Please share the following flyer with colleagues.
Click here for more information about this event.
Click here to register (required).


Executive Committee Meeting
The next Executive Committee meeting will be on Thursday November 2, 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.