2011 Community Outreach Archive

October 27, 2011: The Science Society of CSUDH presents: Celebrating National Chemistry Week – Our Health, Our Future12:00pm, SBS Bldg Patio, Lunch Provided

With Panel Speakers:

  • Irina Gaal – Chief of Medical Services: UTILIZING GENETIC PROFILING FOR THE TREATMENT OF ILLNESS
  • Cheryl Jackson-Harris – Program Coordinator of Clinical Sciences: AWARENESS OF CLINICAL LAB TEST RESULTS
  • Nari Darst – Health Educator: THE IMPORTANCE OF NUTRITION
  • Jennifer Jones – Pharmacy Operations Manager (Kaiser South Bay): PRESCRIPTION DRUGS/SUPPLEMENTS FOR WEIGHT LOSS

For More Information Contact CSUDH Science Society at (310) 243-3425

October 22, 2011—California Science Education Conference Breakfast featuring Shirley Corriher, ACS member and noted food writer. The Conference takes place at the Pasadena Convention Center. ACS Members are being given the opportunity to purchase a ticket to the breakfast without having to register for the conference. Tickets must be purchased in advance by October 7, 2011. A limited number of tickets are available so please reserve your space early. Tickets for the breakfast are $30.

SCALACS is hosting a table at the Conference on Friday and Saturday. For more information or to volunteer, contact Bob de Groot at rdegroot@oxy.edu.

Week of October 16-22, 2011 (Varying Times) National Chemistry Week Activities at the California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037, website: http://www.californiasciencecenter.org. Join volunteers at the California Science Center for NCW activities throughout the week. The theme for NCW 2011 is “Chemistry—Our Health, Our Future!” For more information visit: www.acs.org/ncw. If you would like to volunteer or have questions, please contact Henry Abrash at: abrash8@aol.com.

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Throughout 2011: Celebrate the International Year of Chemistry!

Join the international chemistry community in celebrating the International
Year of Chemistry!

Visit the official website at: http://www.chemistry2011.org/

IYC 2011 has quarterly themes:

January – March: Environment
April – June: Energy
July – September Materials
October – December Health

Community outreach resources for IYC are found at this link.

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Saturday, June 4th Chemistry Merit Badge SCALACS will have a booth at the Boy Scout Expo at Santa Anita Race track. We need volunteers to work with the Scouts on the Chemistry Merit Badge. The show is from 10 am to 3 pm. Contact Gerald Delker at delker-at-earthlink-dot-net, or (626) 622-7776.

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Saturday, May 7th, 2011—UCLA Career Day, Young Hall 2033, Chemistry & Biochemistry Dept. at UCLA. For more information, contact Bob de Groot at rdegroot-at-oxy-dot-edu.

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May 9-12, 2011—International Science and Engineering Fair. SCALACS will host a booth at the fair and we need volunteers to man the booth. If you’re interested, please contact Joe Khoury at JKhoury-at-LACSD-dot-org.

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Saturday, May 14, 2011—Sally Ride Science Festival at U. C. San Diego. Contact Bob de Groot at rdegroot-at-oxy-dot-edu to volunteer or for more information.

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Saturday, April 2, 2011 (8:45 am to 2:45 pm)The Expanding Your Horizons Conference for middle school girls will take place at Mount St. Mary’s College Doheny Campus, 10 Chester Place, Los Angeles, CA 90007, Los Angeles. For detailed directions and maps please visit: http://www.msmc.la.edu/about-msmc/our-campuses/driving-instructions.asp

Expanding Your Horizons is a career day supported by SCALACS and organized by MATH/SCIENCE INTERCHANGE to inform young women about careers in math- and science-related fields. The conference is intended for girls in grades 5-8. Girls participate in hands-on workshops such as dissecting pig hearts, isolating DNA, and making colors with chemistry. There are also workshops for parents, teachers and counselors about making math and science a career option for girls. There is a $10 fee for each participant to cover lunch and materials. For more information, please go to www.expandingyourhorizonsla.org. Since this is a conference for girls, women volunteers to help out are very welcome. Contact Dr. Eleanor Siebert at esiebert-at-msmc-dot-la-dot-edu.

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Saturday, April 9, 2011 (9:00 am to 1:00 pm). CSUN will sponsor a Chemists Celebrate Earth Day event to bring over 200 kids from local schools to do hands on activities. Contact Dorothy Nguyen-Graff at dng-at-csun-dot-edu for more information.

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 (10 am – 2 pm): Earth Day Celebration and Fair at East Los Angeles College, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754. ACS will host a table with the Student Members from ELAC. For more information, contact Bob de Groot at rdegroot-at-oxy-dot-edu or Armando Rivera at RiveraAM-at-elac-dot-edu.

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Late April 2011 – Chemists Celebrate Earth Day Activities at the California Science Center Chemists Celebrate Earth Day 2011 International Year of Chemistry – Environment Activities at the California Science Center 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037, website: http://www.californiasciencecenter.org.

Join volunteers at the California Science Center for CCED activities. Dates and Times for this event will be updated soon. For more
information or if you would like to volunteer please contact Henry Abrash at: abrash8-at-aol-dot-com.

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