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Chair's Message 
for May, 2015
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(May 14, 2015)
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Presentations
    Summer picnic: The picnic and wine-tasting this year will be on Saturday, July 11, at 4:00 PM at the Stanford Chemistry Department Mudd Building. The picnic is our opportunity to recognize and honor our long-time ACS members. See our picnic page for more information.

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    Program in a box: November 10, 2015 is our next presentation from ACS's Division of Professional Relations -- aimed at chemistry-related businesses but appropriate for chemistry work sites in general. "Keeping Current with Environmental Regulations" will be broadcast nationally and attended locally. An hour of networking over refreshments will follow. The program is cosponsored with the ACS Divisions of Chemical Health and Safety, Small Chemical Businesses, and Business Development Management.
    For more information, click here, scroll down to "Upcoming Events", and click on "Industry Focused".
    Local registration information will be posted here a month before the event.
International Chemistry Olympiad Finalist
    The Section is proud of David Wang, a senior from Monta Vista High School, and chosen to represent the U.S. at the 47th International Chemistry Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan, July 20-29, 2015. To prepare for this adventure, David scored among the top 20 students nationally on the national Chemistry Olympiad qualifying exam and then attended the study camp at the Air Force Academy in early June. This is second time David attended the study camp. Last summer he was chosen as the first alternate, but this year he will travel to Azerbaijan with three other finalists. http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/students/highschool/olympiad.html

David: Good luck in Baku, Azerbaijan in July!


Match-a-Membership
    The Section is supporting local teachers of chemistry by paying half the cost of membership in the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT). Annual dues in the AACT are $50; we'll refund $25 of that if you follow the instructions you will find by clicking here. Click here for a pdf.
Newsletter Information
   Thumbnail Click here or on the thumbnail at the left to see the the June 2015 issue of the Silicon Valley Chemist.
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Executive Committee Meeting
  The next Executive Committee meeting will be on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. It will be at Mission College in Santa Clara in the STEM meeting room in the Science Building.
  For more information, see the latest minutes.

Volunteers Needed
  Volunteers are needed to participate in the science classroom working with teachers to set up experiments and demonstrations as well as to teach students how to record and analyze observations.
  Our own National Chemistry Week and Shelter Projects have had great success with this type of activity.
  For more information, please click here.
 
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