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Chair’s Message, December 2016

The December Chair’s Message is typically retrospective, summarizing the year’s events in the last days of chair duty. I will follow the tradition. The past year has been more challenging than expected, due in large part to the departure of … Continue reading

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Chair’s Message, November 2016

The success on October 21st of the second Monterey Bay ACS event of 2016 leads us to believe that we have a keeper in this vibrant ACS subsection. On that day over 50 chemistry-minded people gathered at the Moss Landing … Continue reading

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Chair’s Message, October 2016

Chair’s Message – October 2016 As this year winds down, our local section activity ramps up. Several of these events arise from new areas of activity in our section for you to check out.  Evidence follows. SCVACS Younger Chemists Committee … Continue reading

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Chair’s Message, September 2016

At the ACS national meeting in Philadelphia last month there was an abundance of technical presentations in the fertile interdisciplinary zones between chemistry and bio/agro/medicine. Examples included symposia on Controlling Zika Vector Mosquitos, The Chemistry, Safety & Technology of GMO … Continue reading

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Chair’s Message, August 2016

With autumn a month away, we enter 2016’s homestretch.   What does this mean for your Santa Clara Valley ACS section? Some roles on our leadership team are beginning to shift toward next year’s responsibilities. For example, monthly events are now … Continue reading

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Chair’s Message, July 2016

Our Santa Clara Valley ACS section’s summer event is termed a “picnic” but it is quite a bit more. It has all the trappings of a picnic with barbecued chicken, potato salad, and corn bread on Stanford’s campus surrounding the … Continue reading

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Chair’s Message, June 2016

June is an apt midpoint to take stock of the year’s SCVACS activity. Let’s summarize what we have been doing, a good opportunity to query you on what works well for you and what we might do differently. Have you … Continue reading

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Chair’s message, May 2016

A talk entitled “Telling Science Stories: Dispatch from the Conflict Zone” was featured on the opening day of March’s ACS National meeting in San Diego.   Amy Harmon, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist for the New York Times, spoke on bridging … Continue reading

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Chair’s message, April 2016

Chances are high that you, the reader of this article, are located somewhere between San Francisco and San Jose. According to ACS membership records, ~90% of the Santa Clara Valley section’s 3,000 members live or work in that region. However, … Continue reading

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Chair’s message, March 2016

The SCVACS is entering the aqueous phase of its 2016 event programming. Our next two months’ events involve water, from the different perspectives of politics and purification.  Where’s the chemistry?  See items 4, 9 17, 21 & 23 on the … Continue reading

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