You should know …

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


Local Section Election
The Local Section election is now open. Make your voice heard! Vote! Click here for more information. For a list of our current elected members, see our Executive Committee page.


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.


ACS Bay Area COMP Together and UCSF Pharm Postdocs Present
The Use of FEP to Drive Drug Discovery at Janssen: BACE and PDE2 Inhibitor Design
Dr. Herman van Vlijmen, Computational Chemistry, Janssen, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 6 – 9 PM
Location: UCSF Mission Bay – Genentech Hall Room GH114N 1700 4th St. San Francisco CA 94158
Please share the following flyer with colleagues.
Click here for more information.

ACS California Section Meeting
The Chemistry of CRISPRs & Genome Editing
Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D., Professor and HHMI Investigator, UC Berkeley
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2017
Location: Chevron Technology Center, 100 Chevron Way, Richmond CA
Please share the following flyer with colleagues.
Click here for more information.


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.