You should know …

Executive Committee Meeting
The next Executive Committee meeting will be at Stanford Mudd 239 on Thursday November 3rd, 2016 at 7:30 pm. Please contact us for more information. The Executive Committee’s monthly meetings are open to the public – all are welcome.

Golden State Brewery Tour
A joint event sponsored by Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) & Senior Chemists Committee
Date: Tuesday November 15, 2016, 6 pm – 8 pm
Location: Golden State Brewery, 1252 Memorex Dr, Santa Clara, CA 95050
For more information, please click here.

2016 SCVACS Community College Teacher-Scholar Award Ceremony Dinner honoring Dr. Mark Zheng
Date: Thursday November 17 at 5:30 PM
Location: San Jose City College, Technology Center Room T-415
Registration coming soon
Please contact Professor Jose Cabrera for more information.

Silicon Valley US Patent & Trademark Office Tour
Date: Wednesday November 30, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: 26 S. Fourth Street, San Jose, CA 95113 (San Jose City Hall Complex)
For more information, please click here.

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.