Meetings and Events

Chemists Celebrate Earth Week Festivities! The theme this year is “Dive Into Marine Chemistry”.

Tour of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
3720 Stephen M. White Drive 
San Pedro, CA 90731 

Friday, May 11, 2018

Meet at Information Booth at 1:45 pm
The tour starts at 2 pm sharp and lasts 1 hour. You are then free to explore until the Aquarium closes at 5 pm.

Join us for a tour and exploration of the Southern California marine environment at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro. 

About Cabrillo: With its spectacular natural setting adjacent to Cabrillo Beach Coastal Park and the Port of Los Angeles, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CMA) is uniquely suited to its leadership role in marine science education, aquaculture research and community recreation. The historic Frank Gehry-designed aquarium displays the largest collection of Southern California marine life in the world. Since 1935, CMA has provided visitors with both a natural and interactive approach to learning about the marine environment of Southern California.

Cost: $5 per person (please bring cash, small bills). Space is limited. Please RSVP to by Tuesday, May 8th.

Parking and Directions: go to The cost for parking adjacent to the aquarium is $1 per hour. Street parking not guaranteed.

Co-hosted by the Southern California and
Orange County Sections of ACS

Educational Awards Banquet

Friday, May 18, 2018

Mount Saint Mary’s University Doheny Campus
Donahue Center
10 Chester Place
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Awards will be presented to the top-placing students in the local High School Chemistry Olympiad, to their teachers, and to local ACS scholars.

6:00 p.m. Check-in
6:45 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Presentation of Awards

This year, we had about 1,000 students representing 39 high schools throughout Los Angeles County take the Local ACS Exam in March. Arcadia High School finished first overall while North Hollywood High School finished first for first year students. The winners of the local exam were invited to participate in the National Exam on April 21st at California State University, Dominguez Hills for a chance to be part of the 50th International Chemistry Olympiad (ICHO), which will be held in Bratislava, Slovakia and Prague, Czech Republic. These students, as well as the top performers and teachers from each school of 10 or more participants, will be honored at our annual Educational Awards Banquet.

Reservations: We will have an All American Cookout Buffet featuring all beef hamburgers and hot dogs, garden burgers and chicken breast served with baked beans, corn on the cob, green salad, potato salad and brownies and cookies for dessert. The cost of the dinner is $20 per person or $15 for students, cash or check at the door. Please email Nancy Paradiso at or call 310 327-1216 by Friday, May 4, 2018 for reservations.

Directions: The meeting will take place on the Doheny Campus in the Donahue Center in McIntyre Hall. For directions, please go to–directions/

Below are our events so far this year. You can also see prior year’s events in the Archives and on the drop down menu. Click on the links to see what we’ve been up to!

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  • 2018-01-25: Dinner Meeting at CSULA with John Pollard, University of Arizona