Chair Notes

Dear ACS Members,

The Local Section is winding down following an event-filled year.

On Thursday, October 18th, we had our Annual Distinguished Scientist Award Banquet. You can read about Dr. Floyd Romesberg’s lecture, “A Semi-synthetic Organism that Stores and Retrieves Increased Genetic Information”, in this issue of our Newsletter. Other awards were presented to Mary Ann Rall of Torrey Pines High School, Tom Beattie for Outstanding Committee Chair, and Julann Miller, the Tony Bottone Award for Continued Outstanding Service.

San Diego’s celebration of National Chemistry Week, ChemExpo, will take place on October 27th at the San Diego Miramar College, 10440 Black Mountain Road, from 11 am to 3 pm. We hope to see you there.

The last event of the year, the Holiday Party at Sufi Mediterranean Cuisine, will be held on Tuesday, December 4th. Please join us. This is always a very good chance to mingle and meet new members and get involved in the Local Section.

RSVP by:  Monday, December 3, 2018

If you are unable to register online, please use voice mail:

Happy Thanksgiving to all!


Renate Valois for Jennifer Barber-Singh, Ph.D., 2018 Chair
San Diego Section of the American Chemical Society