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

Threats Related to WMDs
Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 6 – 9 PM
Location: Michael’s at Shoreline, Mountain View
FBI Special Agent Todd Piantedosi
The FBI, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and the Chemical Industry
More details can be found here.

Flavors of Chemistry: Coffee, Olive Oil, and Chocolate
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017, 1 – 5 PM
Location: UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center Ballroom, Davis, CA
For additional information, please click here.
For reservations, please click here.

Executive Committee Meeting
The next Executive Committee meeting will be on Thursday September 7, 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, 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.