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Dear esteemed members, I hope you are getting out to enjoy the long sunny days of another beautiful San Diego summer! Thismonth we celebrate the founding of our great nation. Did you know that Antoine Lavoisier, the fatherof modern chemistry, credited with the discovery of the law of conservation of mass, also played abeneficial role, albeit indirectly, in the American Revolution? Lavoisier was the Director of powderresearch (Régie des poudres) from 1775 to 1792. In that capacity, Lavoisier succeeded in raising thequality of French gun powder to one of the most sought-after war-time products. In 1776, BenjaminFranklin traveled to France…


Careers in Patent Law Chemistry

On June 23 at 5:30 PM, panelists from several law firms and companies will discuss the requirements to become a patent agent, their daily work schedules, their career transitions into patent law, the relative compensation to science-track careers, and the availability of patent agent positions within the San Diego legal community. RSVP and details at

National Organic Symposium at the La Jolla Marriott

The Executive Committee of the Division of Organic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society and the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, San Diego invite you to attend the 47th National Organic Chemistry Symposium. This biennial event will be held from Sunday, June 26 to Thursday June 30, 2022 at the La Jolla Marriott. This is the first time the event will be held in Southern California. You can find some of the latest information on the upcoming NOS on Twitter with #NOS2022. Note the event has been delayed 1 year due to the pandemic.