High School Chemistry Teachers Meeting

SCALACS High School Chemistry Teacher Meeting

Occidental College
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Saturday, November 1, 2014

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (lunch included)

2014 theme of National Chemistry Week is
“The Sweet Side of Chemistry—Candy!”

For many years the Occidental Chemistry Teachers Meeting sponsored by the Southern California Section was the premier place in Los Angeles for teachers to learn from teachers. Please consider coming and sharing your favorite lesson, demo, or trick with us. Already confirmed speakers include Paul Groves, Richard Erdman, Larry Quimby, Caroline Morgan, Dave Kukla, Michael Morgan, and more! Anyone interested in presenting, please contact the program chair, Michael Morgan at mmorgan@lausd.net. A detailed presentation of the reworked AP Chemistry courses will be included.

Cost: There is a $25 cost for the program which includes lunch (cash or check). For pre-service teachers, the fee is $5. There is free parking on campus.

Registration: The registration form is available at www.scalacs.org/2014OxyMeetingRegForm.pdf. Please download the form and return it with the fee to: SCALACS, 14934 S. Figueroa Street, Gardena, CA 90248 by Thursday, October 30th. You can also contact Nancy Paradiso at office@scalacs.org.

Sponsored by SCALACS, Occidental College and
TOPS Program

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2014-09-17: Dinner honoring our Outreach Volunteer of the Year, Henry Abrash, and our 50/60 Year Members

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Dinner Meeting
Honoring our Outreach Volunteer of the Year

Dr. Henry Abrash

And our 50 and 60 Year Members

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Taix French Restaurant
1911 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

6:00 p.m. Check-in
7:00 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. Presentation of Awards

The Outreach Volunteer of the Year Award was introduced by the National ACS Committee on Community Activities (CCA) in 2013. It is a recognition program that highlights local section volunteers and their outstanding contributions to community outreach. We are pleased to honor Dr. Henry Abrash with this award. Please see his biography on Page 5. In addition to honoring Dr. Abrash, the Southern California Section is pleased to honor our 50 and 60 year members of the Section. Congratulations to:

50 Year Members

John Lewis Belletire
Donna M. Bryan
Herbert W. Fulmer
Robert Howard Grubbs
Roy Harris
Kendall N. Houk
Willard E. McFarland
Zbyslaw Jan Petryka
Edith Shen Wei Wang

60 Year Members

Arthur K. Cho
Denzel Leroy Dyer
Robert E. Giuffrida
Ray R. Irani
Marvin Karten
Paul Edward Klinedinst, Jr.
Leroy Jesse Miller
Ken Nobe
Ronald Salovey
Shigeto Suzuki
Peter Szecsi

Reservations: There is a choice of Coq au Vin (chicken with wine sauce) or Beef Bourguignon for dinner. The cost of the dinner is $34 including tax, tip, and wine with dinner; cash or check at the door. Please call Nancy Paradiso in the Section Office at 310 327-1216 or email office@scalacs.org by Monday, September 15th. Note: Please honor your reservation. If you make a reservation and do not attend, you will be liable for the cost of the dinner.

Directions: Taix is located in Echo Park on Sunset Blvd. just north of the 101 Freeway. Valet parking is available in the parking lot or there is street parking on Sunset. To access Google maps from the Taix French Restaurant website, go to http://taixfrench.com/contact-us/

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Congratulations 2014 ACS Fellows!

On July 14th, the American Chemical Society announced 99 new fellows of the Society. They will be honored at the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco in August. There are three Southern California Section members that will be so honored. They are:

Jacqueline K. Barton
California Institute of Technology

G. K. Surya Prakash
Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute, University of Southern California

Arlene A. Russell
University of California, Los Angeles

The fellows program began in 2009 as a way to recognize and honor ACS members for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and ACS. These three members epitomize those standards. We offer our sincere congratulations to our new Southern California Section ACS Fellows.

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SCALACS on Facebook and Twitter!

Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

SCALACS has joined the Social Media world with an account on Facebook: www.facebook.com/scalacs
And on Twitter: @SCALACS1.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Welcome to the Southern California Section!

This is the website of the Southern California Section of the American Chemical Society. Throughout the year, we have lots of activities posted on this website (see the side bar for upcoming events!) and also printed in our monthly magazine, SCALACS. Please browse our website and see the kinds of events we have for chemists from all walks of life – from academia to industrial chemists.

We have dinner meetings each month throughout the academic year where you can hobnob with other chemists (interesting speakers and great food!). Students can attend the dinner meetings for half the published price with valid ID. If you would like to hear the speaker at a dinner meeting without attending the dinner, just let Nancy Paradiso in the Section Office (310 327-1216 or office-at-scalacs-dot-org) know so we can reserve you a seat. We also have great outreach programs such as National Chemistry Week, Chemists Celebrate Earth Day and the High School Olympiad to share chemistry with upcoming students. We’re always looking for volunteers to help with these important programs.

Members are also invited to attend our Executive Committee Meetings. This is a great way to see our Section governance in action! The Executive Committee Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month (excluding December, June, July and August) at 7:30 p.m. The meetings are held at the Mount St. Mary’s Doheny campus. Please call Nancy at the Section Office for directions and to let her know that you are attending.

We hope to see you soon at an upcoming meeting or volunteering at an outreach event!

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