Several awards will be presented at the Northeast Regional Meeting (NERM) this Fall October 5-8, in Binghamton, NY:
The Honorees for each Award are:
The Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences.
The ACS Division of Chemical Education Northeast Region Award for Excellence in High School Teaching
The E. Ann Nalley Award for volunteer service in the American Chemical Society
The Partners for Progress and Prosperity Award Northeast P3 Award to regcognize and encourage successful and exemplary partnerships
Purpose: To recognize individuals and/or institutions that have advanced diversity in the chemical sciences and significantly stimulated or fostered activities that promote inclusiveness within the region.
Nature: The award consists of a medal and a $1,000 grant to support and further the activities for which the award was made. The award also will include funding to cover the recipient's travel expenses to the ACS regional meeting at which the award will be presented.
Eligibility: Nominees may come from academia, industry, government, or independent entities, and may also be organizations, including ACS Local Sections and Divisions. The nominee must have created and fostered ongoing programs or activities that result in increased numbers of persons from diverse and underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, or women who participate in the chemical enterprise.
To Nominate: The nomination package must include:
Deadline: August 1, 2016 Online application
2016 Recipient: Tracy L. Suggs
Purpose: To recognize, encourage, and stimulate outstanding teachers of high school chemistry in the Northeast Region.
Nature: The Region Award consists of a cash award and a plaque. Reasonable travel expenses to the Regional Meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed. A certificate/plaque may also be provided to the recipient’s institution for display. In some cases, the awardee may be asked to give a keynote address and/or participate in a symposium with other teachers.
Rules of Eligibility:
Who May Nominate? Any individual, except a member of the award selection committee or currently enrolled student of the nominee, may submit one nomination or support form in any given year. Local Sections within the Region are especially encouraged to submit nominations for the award.
Who is Eligible? The nominee must be actively engaged in the teaching of chemistry or a chemical science in a high school (grades 9-12) on at least a half-time basis. The nomination should clearly demonstrate as many of the following attributes as possible:
· The quality of the nominee’s teaching; unusually effective methods of presentation should be
· The nominee’s ability to challenge and inspire students;
· Extracurricular work in chemistry or a chemical science by the nominee, including science fairs, science clubs, and activities that stimulate the interest of young people in chemistry and related sciences;
· A willingness to keep up-to-date in the field, as evidenced by the pursuit of a higher degree in chemistry or a chemical science, enrollment in refresher courses and summer institutes, regular attendance at scientific meetings, membership in professional organizations, and other means of self-improvement;
· Evidence of leadership and/or active involvement within the profession.
Required components of Nomination Portfolio:
· The Awards Committee will consider only complete nomination portfolios.
· A complete portfolio shall consist of
o A Nomination Portfolio Check List (see page 7), which shall serve as the Portfolio Cover Sheet (New, effective 2013);
o Nominator Information Form (see page 8);
o Nominee Information Form (see page 9);
o Nominator Recommendation of not more than 750 words submitted by the nominator according to the guidelines outlined on the Recommendation Form (New word limits effective 2013) (see page 10);
o A current curriculum vitae or resume that includes a list of the nominee’s honors, professional activities, and additional evidence of service to the profession. This must be limited to no more than two pages and the activities listed must have occurred within the past five years.
o A statement by the nominees of not more than 500 words that describes the nominee’s teaching philosophy or commitment to the profession.
o At least one, but not more than three, letters of support. One letter, of no more than 400 words, (New word limits effective 2013) must be from the teacher’s current principal or supervisor. Additional letters of support, of no more than 400 words, may be sent by colleagues, members of the American Chemical Society who are familiar with the nominee’s achievements, or former students and parents of former students.
Instructions: Submit nominations by August 15, 2016 to the NERM awards chair, Willem Leenstra (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2016 Recipient: The Green Chemistry Commitment: Beyond Benign, Inc and Local Colleges/Universities
Purpose: To recognize and encourage successful and exemplary partnerships.
Nature and Establishment: This award was instituted in 2014 by a contribution from Marinda Li Wu out of her Immediate Past ACS President’s budget as part of her presidential initiatives to promote partnering for progress and prosperity. It is Dr. Wu’s hope that this will be an ongoing award to recognize the importance of partnering and working together towards common goals to advance the global chemistry enterprise.
Award: The award will consist of a Partners for Progress and Prosperity silver/gold medallion plus a framed certificate of recognition (one for each Partner representing an entity or organization) plus up to $1,000 grant split equally between the partners to further the activities for which the award is made.
Rules of Eligibility: A nominee may represent academia, industry, government, small business or other organizations such as a Local Section. Partnerships can include international ACS chapters, ACS divisions, or other entities domestic or overseas. The awards committee of the ACS Regional Meeting Board will select the regional P3 Award winners. The regional awardees will then become nominees for the Global P3 Award to be selected by the International Activities Committee of the National ACS.
Directions: Any individual, except a member of the award selection committee, may nominate or support only one nominee package for this award in any given year. Please complete all fields.
Submittal process: Submit the nomination form and no more than 3 letters of support by the deadline of August 15, 2016 to Award Chair via e-mail attachment
Awards Chair email address: Willem Leenstra (email@example.com)
2016 Recipient: John (Jack) Driscoll
Purpose: To recognize the volunteer efforts of individuals who have served the American Chemical Society, contributing significantly to the goals and objectives of the Society through their Regional Activities.
Nature and Establishment: This award was instituted in 2006 by ACS President E. Ann Nalley as part of her presidential initiative to recognize ACS volunteerism. It was Dr. Nalley’s wish that the award continue in perpetuity at each regional meeting. The award consists of a plaque honoring the recipient with an imbedded medallion commemorating Dr. Nalley.
Rules of Eligibility: A nominee must be a member of the American Chemical Society residing in a local section within the region, and will have made significant contributions to their Region of the American Chemical Society. The volunteerism to be recognized may include a variety of activities, including but not limited to the initiation or sponsorship of a singular endeavor or exemplary leadership in the region. Past and present members of the ACS Board of Directors and staff are ineligible for this award.
DEADLINE: August 15, 2016
Directions: Any individual, except a member of the award selection committee, may nominate or support only one nominee for this award in any given year. Please complete all fields.
Submittal process: Submit each of the following: nomination and support forms, and biographical sketch (or curriculum vitae). Deadline of August 15, 2016 to Award Chair via e-mail attachment
Awards Chair email address: Willem Leenstra (firstname.lastname@example.org)