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ACS Regional Awards
Regional Awards for Excellence in High School Teaching
Sponsor: ACS Division of Chemical Education
Purpose: To recognize, encourage, and stimulate outstanding teachers of high school chemistry in the ACS Regions.
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.
Eligibility: 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. 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 emphasized;
  • 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.
Establishment & Support: The Division of Chemical Education (DivCHED) established an endowment in 2004 to support Regional Awards for Excellence in High School Teaching in each of the ACS Regions.
More Information is available on the ACS Website

E. Ann Nalley Regional Award for Volunteer Service to the American Chemical Society
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.
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. The awards committee of the region, or its equivalent, will select the recipient.
Establishment & Support: This award was instituted in 2006 by ACS Past President E. Ann Nalley as part of her presidential initiative to recognize ACS volunteerism. It is Dr. Nalley’s wish that the award continue in perpetuity at each regional meeting.
More Information is available on the ACS Website

Partners for Progress and Prosperity (P3) Award
The Partners for Progress and Prosperity Award recognizes partnerships among industry, academia, government, small businesses and/or other organizations that result in impactful incomes.
P3 Salutes to Excellence Submission Form

Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences
Sponsor: ACS Committee on Minority Affairs
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.
The deadline dates for receipt of nominations are as follows:
March 1
Middle Atlantic (MARM), Central (CERM), Northwest (NORM), Great Lakes (GLRM)

August 1
Midwest (MWRM), Southwest (SWRM), Southeastern (SERMACS), Rocky Mountain (RMRM)
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The nomination package must include:
  • A letter of nomination
  • A CV or resume containing relevant diversity promotion activities and factual data on outcomes
  • At least one, but no more than three supportive letters, one of which must come from the nominee’s ACS Local Section. Mailing address, phone number(s), and e-mail address of nominee/supporter must be provided
Contact Information
  American Chemical Society
  Department of Diversity Programs
  1155 Sixteenth Street, NW
  Washington, DC 20036
  Fax: 202-776-8003
More information about this ward is available on the ACS Website

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