2015-09-01: College Lecture Series featuring Dr. Krishna Kallury at CSULB

College Lecture Series

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
4:00 p.m.

California State University, Long Beach
1250 N Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90815
Hall of Science (HSCI) Room 102

Dr. Krishna Kallury, Ph.D.,

Analytical Consultant to the Food
and Pharmaceutical Industries

Abstract: Food Chemistry is a major aspect of Food Science and deals with the composition and properties of food and the chemical changes it undergoes during its preparation, handling, processing and storage. In the first part of this presentation, the constituents of food and their chemical composition will be discussed and a few examples of healthy food choices given. The second part deals with food regulatory agencies in the U.S.A. and what aspects are regulated. In the third part, the role of analytical chemistry in the qualitative/quantitative determination of toxic chemicals and adulterants will be presented through some concrete examples. In the fourth section, the role of organic chemistry in understanding the structure, physical properties and chemical reactions of food ingredients will be discussed with a few illustrative examples. The presentation will conclude with a brief discussion on how chemistry helps other branches of science dealing with food processing and safety.

Biography: Dr. Kallury obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the age of 22 years, from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, under the supervision of Late Professor N.V. Subba Rao. He received post-doctoral training at the University of London, U.K., with Prof. Alan Mccoll and at the University of Adelaide, South Australia, with Prof. John H. Bowie. After ten years of teaching and supervision of the research of several graduate students at Osmania University, Dr.Kallury joined the Chemistry Department, University of Toronto, Canada, first as a Research Associate and then as Professor in Chemistry and was involved in the co-supervision of research of a number of graduate students. He published over 100 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. Since 1996, he worked with several leading industrial organizations in the U.S.A. and generated several products and patents. He worked on applications in food chemistry for over 10 years in these industries.

Directions: Directions and parking information are available at http://daf.csulb.edu/maps/parking/. The closest lots are Lots 17 and 18. There is a $5 charge for parking.

Sponsored by SCALACS and the CSULB Student Affiliate Association

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Congratulations to our 2015 ACS Fellows

Congratulations to our 2015 ACS Fellows!

This year, three Southern California Section members were named as part of the ACS Fellows Program. They were honored at the National Meeting in Boston in August. We would like to congratulate:

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Robert de Groot
Southern California Earthquake Center,
University of Southern California
and esteemed former Chair of the Southern California Section

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Anna Krylov
University of Southern California

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Joseph Mabry
Air Force Research Laboratory
former Mojave Desert Section Chair and
former Tolman Committee Chair

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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2015-09-19: 50/60 Year Member Luncheon

September Luncheon Meeting

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Honoring our 50 and 60 Year Members
With a Special Presentation by
Our Project SEED Students
Stevens Steakhouse

5332 Stevens Place
Los Angeles, CA 90040

11:30 a.m. Check-in and Students’ Poster Session
12:30 p.m. Luncheon
Presentation of Certificates immediately following luncheon

We are celebrating our 50 and 60 year members and having our Project SEED students present a poster of the research they completed this summer. Project SEED takes high school students and places them in a laboratory environment to provide them an opportunity to engage in an authentic research experience. We hope our veteran members will enjoy hearing about their research.

Our 50 year members are:

John D. Baldeschweiler
Martha K. Birnbaum
Costello Leon Brown
John A. Budny
Ping Tzu Chang
Evelyn G. Christie
Michael F. Furney
Michael K. O’Rell
Dana L. Roth
James C. Schaeffer
Balwant Singh
Frederick G. Yamagishi

Our 60 year members are:

Dorothy M. Goldish
R. S. Hodgson
Frank S. LaViola
Stanley Manatt
Lambert O. Osen
Gerald W. Parker
Bertram Voorhees
Al Zirkes

The students who took part in our Project SEED Program this summer are Judith Cuellar, Alex Mendizabal, Ethan Ortiz and Genesis Reyes Rivera. There will be a poster session of their research prior to lunch.

Reservations: There is a choice of King Salmon or Prime Rib Sandwich for luncheon. The cost of the luncheon is $22 per person including tax and tip; 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 14, 2015 for reservations.

Directions: To access Google maps from their website, go to http://www.stevenssteakhouse.com/home/driving_directions. There is parking in the rear of the building.

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2015 Western Regional Meeting

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American Chemistry Society
45th Western Regional Meeting (WRM 2015)
November 6 – 8, 2015

The deadline for submitting abstracts for the 45th Western Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society is quickly approaching! The online deadline is August 31, 2015, so please visit http://wrm2015.sites.acs.org/ to get more information and to submit your abstract. The ACS National Meeting next Spring is in San Diego, making WRM 2015 a great chance to “test drive” presentations and posters. If you want to organize a specific session or symposium, please contact us immediately at WRM2015Chair@gmail.com.

Presenters will get a special registration rate of $100 for the meeting. Graduate students can register to attend for $25 and undergraduates for $20 before September 30. The link for Registration will be active soon, but the Abstracts link is active now and can be found at http://wrm2015.sites.acs.org/. You must be a presenter to take advantage of this special registration rate, so get those abstracts in now.

Exhibition & Sponsorship
Exhibitor and Sponsor Packets are found at http://wrm2015.sites.acs.org/ and offer a number of unique opportunities to get involved and network. Please visit http://wrm2015.sites.acs.org/ to get more information.

We want to thank some of our current Exhibitors:
Pine Research Instrumentation (www.pineinst.com/echem);
TCI America (www.tcichemicals.com);
Magritek (www.magritek.com);
Grace Discovery Sciences (www.grace.com);
Bruker AXS Inc. (www.bruker.com);
Anasazi Instruments, Inc. (www.aiinmr.com);
Perkin Elmer (www.perkinelmer.com)
Quark Glass (www.quarkglass.com).

There are a number of Western Region and ACS Awards being given at this meeting, including the E. Ann Nalley Volunteer Service Award, the Partners for Progress and Prosperity Award (P3 Award) and the ACS CHED Region Award for Excellence in High School Teaching. The nomination packets for each of these awards can be found at http://wrm2015.sites.acs.org/. All nominations should be submitted to WRMAwards@gmail.com by September 1, 2015 for consideration by the Awards Committee.

If you are interested in volunteering at WRM or on the Awards Committee, please contact us at WRM2015Chair@gmail.com for more information and opportunities.

Follow us on Twitter @2015WRM for real time updates and meeting information. We will be live tweeting the meeting as well, including tweeting information about our speakers, posters, exhibitors and sponsors. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of this social networking experience!

The meeting will take place on the beautiful campus of California State University – San Marcos, which is located in North San Diego County, only a short drive from the City of San Diego, Riverside County, and Orange County. Please join us for the 2015 WRM to network and connect with our fellow chemists and chemical engineers in the Western Region!

Traveling from out of town? Make a reservation with one of the three nearby hotels offering group rates for WRM attendees;

Hampton Inn San Marcos
$99 plus tax (includes internet, breakfast and parking)

Lakehouse Hotel & Resort
$129 plus tax (includes internet & parking)
Call 760-744-0120 and mention ACS WRM for group rate.

Residence Inn by Marriott
$119 plus tax (includes internet, breakfast and parking)
Book online via link or call 800-238-0760 or hotel directly 760-591-9828. Mention ACS WRM for group rate.


2015 WRM Chair:
Dr. Sandra Thompson ( WRM2015Chair@gmail.com)

Programming Co-Chairs:
Dr. Michael Kleinman ( mtkleinm@uci.edu)
Dr. Keisuke Ikehata ( kikehata@pacewater.com)

Awards Chair:
Dr. Sanda Sun ( WRMAwards@gmail.com)

The Orange County Section of the American Chemical Society
P.O. Box 211
Placentia, CA 92871

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Missing Issues of SCALACS

Missing Issues of SCALACS

The Southern California Section Office is looking for specific copies of SCALACS to be included in an archival book. We are looking for:

January and November 1980
February 1982
September 1984
March, April and May, 1994
January, September, October and November/December 1995

If anyone has these copies and doesn’t mind parting with them, please contact Nancy Paradiso in the Section Office at 310 327-1216 or office@scalasc.org. We appreciate your help!

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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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