In current events, the St Louis Section has added to its trove in 2009. Arindam Roy’s energy, organizing skills, and recruitment of other officers created a continual series of meetings and special events that benefited younger—and not-so-younger—chemists throughout the year. The YCC brought home the 2009 ChemLuminary Award for Best New Local Section Younger Chemists Committee.
And here’s a list of the awards our Section has won since we seriously started keeping track in 1980.
|1979||Outstanding Performance, Large Section
H. Burnham Tinker, Chair
|1980||Outstanding Performance, Large Section
Lawrence Barton, Chair
|1983||Outstanding Performance, Medium-Large Section
Charles Hobbs, Chair
|1986||Outstanding Performance, Medium-Large Section
Phyllis Bennett, Chair
|1992||Outstanding Performance, Medium-Large Section
Donna Friedman, Chair
|Phoenix Award, NCW Best Event in a Museum or Library|
|Special Recognition for Outstanding Public Relations Program|
|1993||Outstanding Performance, Medium-Large Section
Sadiq Shah, Chair
|1994||Certificate of Excellence, Medium-Large Section
Hal Harris, Chair
|1995||Certificate of Excellence, Medium-Large Section
Jed White, Chair
|1996||Outstanding Performance, Medium-Large Section
A. Greg Wall, Chair
|1997||Phoenix Award, Most Creative National Chemistry Week Activity
|Outstanding Younger Chemists Committee Event
for NCW events
|Outstanding Performance, Medium-Large Section
Robert M. Friedman, Chair
|Most Creative Local Section Younger Chemists Committee Event
for travel award program
|1998||ChemLuminary Award, Best International Chemistry Celebration Event
A. Greg Wall, organizer
|ChemLuminary Award, Outstanding Local Section Younger Chemists Committee|
|1999||Certificate of Excellence, Large Section category
Francis Botts, Chair
|2000||Outstanding Performance, Large Section category
Pauline Bellavance, Chair
|“Activity or Program that Best Addresses the ACS Strategic Thrusts”
for Chemical Progress Month
|Certificate of Excellence, Most Innovative Use of Technology
Sue Dudek, committee chair
|2001||Certificate of Excellence, Large Section category
Sue Dudek, Chair
Saint Louis University ACS Student Affliates
|2002||Outstanding Performance, Large Section category
Lisa Balbes, Chair
|Outstanding Kids & Chemistry Program Award|
|Certificate of Excellence, Activity or Program in a Local Section Stimulating Membership Involvement|
|Certificate of Excellence, Most Innovative Use of Technology|
|2003||Outstanding Local Section Career Program, Large Section category
Lisa Balbes, Career Program Coordinator
|Certificate of Excellence, Outstanding High School Student Program|
|Certificate of Excellence, Local Section/Division Interaction|
|Certificate of Excellence, Large Section category
Bijan Khazai, chair
|2004||Outstanding Local Section Career Program Award, Large to Very Large Section category
Lisa Balbes, Career Program Coordinator
|2005||Outstanding Performance, Large Section category
Ted Gast, Chair
|2006||ChemLuminary Award, Student Affiliate Interaction Award
Alexa Serfis, Chair
|2008||ChemLuminary Award, Outstanding New Local Section Younger Chemists Committee
Arindam Roy, YCC Chair; Keith Stine, Section Liaison
|2010||ACS Fellow elected:
William H Buhro, Washington University
|2011||Outstanding Local Section Career Program
Lisa Balbes, Career Program Coordinator
|Outstanding Leadership Development Program
Alexa Serfis, Program Organizer
|ACS Fellows elected:
Leah O’Brien, Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville
Lawrence Barton, University of Missouri–St Louis (emeritus)
Donna Friedman, St Louis Community College–Florissant Valley
The Recognition Night Banquet, traditionally held in March, gives us the opportunity to acknowledge those who have served our Section and our profession.
Highlights from the most recent Recognition night are here.
This event, held during April, honors the winners of:
A report from the most recent Awards Night Banquet and details on the next one, when available are here.
For complete details on the Midwest Award, including qualifications, current and past winners, and the nomination process, go here.
For complete details on the St Louis Award, including qualifications, current and past winners, and the nomination process, go here.
The award is based on a written test given in March. There are two divisions. The Regular Division exam is given to students who are in their first year of high school chemistry; the Advanced Division to those taking their second high school chemistry course. Each exam has a multiple-choice section and then a “tie breaking” section that consists of short-answer and essay questions. The 2012 winners are listed below.
|1st||Elaine Reichert||Parkway Central High School||Ken Greathouse|
|2nd||Joshua Zeid||Parkway Central High School||Ken Greathouse|
|3rd||Jeffrey Cheng||Clayton High School||Mike Howe|
|4th||Jonathon Brand||Parkway Central High School||Ken Greathouse|
|5th||Aaron Argyres||Clayton High School||Mike Howe|
|HM||Shiori Tomatsu||Clayton High School||Mike Howe|
|HM||William Nickerson||John Burroughs School||Eric Knispel|
|HM||Noah Youkilis||Clayton High School||Mike Howe|
|HM||Alexander Wei||Parkway Central High School||Ken Greathouse|
|HM||Alex Yoffie||Parkway Central High School||Ken Greathouse|
|HM||Jason Roodman||John Burroughs School||Sandra Mueller|
|HM||Louis Wang||Parkway Central High School||Ken Greathouse|
|HM||Ari Ginsparg||Parkway Central High School||Ken Greathouse|
|HM||Joseph Mayer||Parkway Central High School||Ken Greathouse|
|HM||Sasha Ashall||John Burroughs School||Eric Knispel|
Students who do well in the Advanced Division qualify for the National Chemistry Olympiad. Names of qualifiers for the National Chemistry Olympiad exam are in italics. No more than two students may qualify from a single school.
HM = honorable mention
|1st||Runpeng Liu||Ladue High School||Carl Tenpas|
|2nd||Apoorva Sharma||Clayton High School||Nathan Peck|
|3rd||Ellie Gund||Clayton High School||Nathan Peck|
|4th||Paul Lisker||Clayton High School||Nathan Peck|
|5th||Noam Kantor||Clayton High School||Nathan Peck|
|HM||Cynthia Sung||Visitation Academy||Steven Bockhold|
|HM||Meizi Liu||Clayton High School||Nathan Peck|
|HM||Harrison Garrett||Clayton High School||Nathan Peck|
|HM||Gray Harlan||Clayton High School||Nathan Peck|
|HM||Dylan Schultz||Clayton High School||Nathan Peck|
|HM||Dan Zeng||Clayton High School||Nathan Peck|
|HM||David Behrend||Clayton High School||Nathan Peck|
|HM||Sharjeel Zahid||Parkway Central High School||Ken Greathouse|
|HM||Nick Goel||John Burroughs School||Sandra Mueller|
|HM||William Wysession||Clayton High School||Nathan Peck|
High School Chemistry Roll of Honor
Special achievements by our high school chemistry contest winners
|2008||Andrew Liu||Parkway Central High School
Teacher: Ken Greathouse
|Bronze Medal at International Chemistry Olympiad, Budapest, Hungary|
|2012||Runpeng Liu||Ladue High School
Teacher: Carl Tenpas
|Qualified for International Chemistry Olympiad study camp, one of 20 students nationwide|
Outstanding College Student Awards are presented to chemistry students in their junior year at local colleges. An Outstanding Chemical Technology Student Award is given to a student at St Louis Community College–Florissant Valley. The award consists of a $100 honorarium, a framed certificate, and an engraved brass plate which is held on a perpetual plaque at each institution.
For 2012, the winners are:
Outstanding chemistry student awards:
Outstanding chemical technology student award:
The St Louis Section’s Younger Chemist Committee supports this award for undergraduate research students to travel to the Midwest Regional Meeting and present their research. The award helps cover costs including registration, travel, and accommodations, as well as poster printing if the student’s institution does not have printing facilities. The student will be responsible for upfront payment; expenses up to $250 will be reimbursed upon submission of receipts to the YCC Chair. Up to two awards will be made each year.
Application details: The application should include • a copy of the abstract to be submitted; • two letters of recommendation for the student (including one from the mentor of the student, who may be at another institution/company if the research was performed during an REU/internship); • copy of transcript with coursework/grades (does not need to be official); • letter from the student describing their career goals and reasons for wanting to attend an ACS meeting, and indicating which session of the meeting they intend to present at (no more than two pages in length); • description from the Department of the financial support that they have committed to the student for travel (if any).
Students should begin the application by filling out the form found at tinyurl.com/YCCaward2012. All other application materials should be sent to email@example.com.
In 2012, the Midwest Regional Meeting will be held in Omaha, Nebraska, October 24–27. Please encourage your students to continue or start doing research and to present their work this Fall.
The Leopold Marcus Award was established by Mr Jack Marcus of Missouri Analytical Company and his wife, Gertrude, in memory of his father, Leopold Marcus. It is administered by the Saint Louis University Department of Chemistry and the St Louis SectionACS. The Leopold Marcus Award competition is held on the campus of Saint Louis University.
The competition consists of presentations based on the undergraduate research projects of senior chemistry majors at the university. The candidates, chosen by the faculty, each make a 15-minute presentation. The winner of the Marcus Award is determined by vote of the professional chemists in the audience. All ACS members are invited to attend, as are all teachers of chemistry from high schools and other universities as well as chemists from the industrial sector and government laboratories. The winner receives a cash prize of $200 and a letter of citation. The other finalists receive $100 and a letter of citation. The winner, finalists, and other participants receive their awards and citations at the Awards Night Banquet of Chemical Progress Week.
Refreshments are available after the competition.
Xiaoming Shi was named the winner of the Thirty-Ninth Annual Leopold Marcus Award competition held at Saint Louis University on April 1, 2009. Shi was chosen on the basis of his presentation, Crossing the Blood-Brain Barrier. Nitrosyl Bipyridyl Rhenacarborane Complexes: Synthesis, Characterization, and Use as Drug Delivery Vehicles, carried out under the direction of Dr Paul Jelliss.
In addition to Shi, the other finalists in the competition were:
For further information, contact Bruce Kowert at 314-977-2837 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Science Fair season, March to May, is another opportunity for you to help encourage and develop the next generation of scientists: participating in judging at a Science Fair.
The St Louis Section presents special awards to chemistry and chemistry-related projects at regional science fairs. High School and Junior High School winners receive prizes from the section (science books and more), while all elementary school participants with chemistry related projects receive participation ribbons. We do our own selection and judging of these projects; you are qualified and needed to help.
Judging a science fair is a great, low-impact way to get involved with the community and the section. If you are available and wish to judge any of this year’s fairs, please contact the science fair coordinator.
Results for 2012 are in:
High school teachers don’t get nearly enough respect ... unless they are also the football coach. Winning the High School Chemistry Teaching Award could help. Nominations by students, colleagues, administrationeven parentsare welcome. The award, presented at the Awards Banquet in April, consists of a plaque and a $500 honorarium; the awardee is automatically nominated for the Midwest Regional Award in High School Chemistry Teaching and the national ACS James Bryant Conant Award.
Nominees should exemplify excellence in the teaching of high school chemistry. In addition to outstanding classroom work, the nominee should have contributed in other aspects of teaching, such as professional growth, curriculum development, course materials preparation, workshop participation, chemical or educational research, or publications.
The nomination packet must include the following items:
From the Nominee:
From the Nominator:
Please submit the nomination packet by December 1, either electronically or by snail mail, to the High School Chemistry Teaching Award chair.
The winner of the 2011 Award for High School Chemistry Teaching is Kathleen Dwyer of the Maplewood–Richmond Heights School District.
Ms Dwyer has taught chemistry in the Maplewood–Richmond Heights school district since 2001. She received awards in 2007 as Educator of the Year from the Missouri Consortium for Science Research and The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District. In 2008, she received the Pfizer Award as Science Teacher of the Year. She has also worked on scientific programs and projects in Belize and Colombia. In addition to numerous extracurricular activities in science, Kathleen has been involved in community volunteer activities such as Speakers for Science, Girl Scouts, and children’s art events and theatrical productions.
|1976||Frank Quiring||Clayton High School|
|1977||Tony Kardis||Horton-Watkins High School, Ladue|
|1978||Jean Ratliff||Parkway South High School|
|1982||Marie Sherman||Ursuline Academy|
|1983||Kathy Dombrink||McCluer North High School|
|1985||Harold Gebhardt||Visitation Academy|
|1986||Mary E Harris||John Burroughs School|
|1987||Steve Vaughn||Belleville High School|
|1988||Kim Viehland||Chaminade College Prep|
|1989||Linda Kralina||Mary Institute/Country Day School|
|1990||Joe Clark||Clayton High School|
|1991||Nathan Peck||Mary Institute/Country Day School|
|1992||Janet Hurley||Parkway Central High School|
|1993||John Oliver||Lindbergh High School|
|1994||Robert Becker||Kirkwood High School|
|1995||Sandra Mueller||John Burroughs School|
|1996||Milbry McDowell||Clayton High School|
|1997||Allan Burbank||Chester (IL) High School|
|1998||Andrew Dwight Shaw||Westminster Christian Academy|
|1999||Joanna Enoch||Collinsville High School|
|2000||Pamela S Abbott||Roxana High School|
|2002||Marilyn Jean Ackerman||Mary Institute/Country Day School|
|2003||Jeanette Hencken||Webster Groves High School|
|2004||Frank Cange||Trinity Catholic High School|
|2005||Rosemary Davidson||St Joseph’s Academy|
|2006||Michael Howe||Clayton High School|
|2007||Sandy Burkhard-Canellas||Ladue High School|
|2008||Sara Knobloch||Triad High School, Troy, IL|
|2010||Eric Knispel||John Burroughs School|
|2011||Kathleen Dwyer||Maplewood-Richmond Heights High School|
This award, established in 1993 by the Board of Directors, is intended to recognize distinguished service by a member of the Section through excellent contributions, outstanding leadership, and continuing service to the Section. The Steering Committee nominates a member of the Section for a Distinguished Service Award, and the nominee must be ratified by the Board of Directors.
The award consists of a plaque, and is presented at the Recognition Night banquet. The award is supported by funds of the Section.
Past winners include:
|1993||Henry C Godt|
|1995||G Brooke Hoey|
|1996||Thomas P Layloff|
|1997||Phyllis R Bennet|
|1998||John A Bornmann|
|2000||Clayton F Callis|
|2001||J Edmund White|
The St Louis Chemical Science and Technology Award is presented to a chemist in the St Louis area who has demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and scientific contribution. Criteria used to judge the award include technical proficiency, presentations, coaching/teamwork, and additional professional activities. The award will consist of a plaque, a $500 honorarium, and dinner for the awardee and a guest at the annual Awards Night.
To be eligible, the nominee should have an Associate, Bachelor, or Masters Degree in chemistry or a chemistry-related curriculum. The nominee need not be a St Louis Section–ACS member to be eligible.
Letters of nomination must be received by December 21 of the year preceding the award. The nominating letter should address the criteria above. A current work address, phone number, and fax number must be provided for each nominee. Please include an email address.
To submit a nomination, contact the Chemical Science and Technology Award coordinator.
Congratulations to John Hemminghaus, the winner of the 2011 Chemical Science and Technology Award.
John Hemminghaus is a 2001 graduate of Truman State University with a biology major and a chemistry minor. He is a Research Chemist at Monsanto Company, responsible for development of new formulations to support the global Roundup® herbicide business. His career at Monsanto began with a series of summer internships between 1998 and 2000. During this period, John developed an understanding of the role field and greenhouse bioefficacy testing play in herbicide development as well as stability and performance requirements necessary for a product as widely distributed as Roundup.
After a brief stint at Tyco Healthcare in St Louis, where he synthesized radiolabeled drug intermediates, John returned to Monsanto in support of the US launch of Roundup WeatherMAX. His formulations work led to his first patent application on a highly concentrated Roundup formulation having improved tank-mix compatibility with co-herbicides. In the next role, John overcame the challenge of stringent eye toxicity requirements in South America by developing several formulations meeting the commercial requirements in the region. This project led to the filing of his second patent application covering Roundup formulations containing alkoxylated quaternary amine surfactant systems. Also in this role, John commercialized his first product, Fosato, in Argentina. He demonstrated a high level of professionalism with his team members and stakeholders, interfacing with other chemists, regulatory scientists, manufacturing and process engineers, and commercial teams in St Louis and in South America.
John’s current role supports Roundup formulation development for Monsanto’s global business. He supervises and mentors two contract technicians and is responsible for developing new technologies and supporting the manufacture and commercialization of new formulations. This role requires him to apply his experience in surfactant chemistry and process chemistry to respond to varied regulatory, business, and technical drivers to ensure Roundup continuous success in the market place. Over the past five years, John has made several key presentations to product development teams and commercial teams internally.
John currently lives in the Crestwood, MO area with his wife and two children.
|2005||Anna Wokovich||Food and Drug Administration, Division of Pharmaceutical Analysis|
|2006||Barry Parnas||Pfizer Corp|
|2008||John Baldus||Pfizer Corp|
|2009||Adrienne Mazdra||St Louis Community College–Florissant Valley|
|2011||John Hemminghaus||Monsanto Company|
The Salute to Excellence Award is used to recognize an individual, process or company that has made a positive impact on the place of importance of chemistry on everyday life. The St Louis Section has presented several of these awards over the years.
The St. Louis Section of the American Chemical Society is proud to recognize the positive impact on the everyday life of a practitioner of chemistry by awarding the Salute to Excellence award to Dr. Lincoln I. Diuguid. After receiving his BS from West Virginia State College in 1938, he went to Cornell University and received his MS in organic chemistry in 1938, and a PhD in organic chemistry in 1945.
His research interests have taken him from the chemical process of reacting aviation fuel with formaldehyde to yield unsaturated C-9 alcohols that are later used to make dinonyl phthalates, to making a unique form of glass from the reprocessing of materials used in the manufacturing of beer, to identifying the chemical compound in antifreeze (benzothiazole) that causes corrosion of copper pipes in baseboard heaters. In the early 1970’s, Dr Diuguid’s research interest centered on his developing a method to determine the level of the thyroid hormone triiodothyronine (T3) in serum. He continues to pursue his research interests at his company, DuGood Chemicals, Inc, at 1215 South Jefferson Ave.
In 1997, he presented a talk on Potential Anticancer Derivatives of Benzothiazole, Pyridine, Piperdine and Satonic Acid at the Midwest Regional Meeting, Tantara, Osage Beach, MO.
The St Louis Science Center was created by the merger of the Museum of Science and Natural History with the McDonnell Planetarium in 1983. The roots of the St Louis Science Center can be traced back to 1856, when the Academy of Science of St Louis was founded by a group of physicians, a lawyer, an engineer and a businessman. Its purpose was to maintain a museum collection and library, publish a journal, and interact with other scientists.
The museum moved from Lindell Blvd to Oak Knoll Park in 1958 and became known as the Museum of Science and Natural History. In 1971, voters in St Louis City and County approved the formation of the St Louis Metropolitan ZooMuseum District. The ownership of the museum was then transferred from the Academy of Science to the new subdistrict.
The St Louis Science Center serves as a bridge between scientist and layperson, encouraging an understanding of ecology and the environment, humanity, technology, and the space sciences, and how they interrelate. By fostering an active interest in science and mathematics, the Science Center prepares people to make decisions that may shape the future and meet society’s need for scientific literacy. By enhancing the scientific literacy of those who visit, the Science Center has given non-scientists a better appreciation of chemistry, the chemistry around us and that everything is made of chemicals.
William S Knowles was born on June 1, 1917 in Massachusetts. He did his undergraduate work at Harvard, his graduate work at Columbia University, followed by a research position at Monsanto.
After a brief stint in Dayton, OH, he was transferred to St Louis in 1944, where he has been ever since. While here, he showed that it was possible to use transition metals to make chiral catalysts for hydrogenation, thereby obtaining the desired mirror image form of the final product. His research quickly led to an industrial process for the production of L-DOPA, a drug that is still used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. In 2001, he received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for this work.
Marie has a BS in Chemistry from Iowa State University and a MS in Chemistry from St Louis University. She worked at Eastman Kodak before moving to St Louis and Monsanto. She has been teaching chemistry at Ursuline Academy since 1967.
Marie has been a member of the ACS St Louis Section for 18 years, and has presented “Chemistry Is Fun“ programs for the past 15 years, giving about 25 programs per year at area elementary/middle schools. Marie serves on the Board of Publications for the Journal of Chemical Education, and has been a reviewer for this journal for many years. In 1989, she helped to found the Polymer Ambassadors, a group of pre–high-school teachers who promote the use of plastics and polymers in classroom activities.
She has given many presentations for teachers at National Science Teacher conventions, at Science Teachers of Missouri conferences, TIE conferences and the annual Interface conferences. She has received numerous awards, including the Regional Catalyst Award (1986), the National Catalyst Award (1996), and Outstanding Missouri Science Educator (2002).
Eric Ressner was smitten by chemistry in high school in spite of Mr B, who was a much better soccer coach than chemistry teacher. He received his BS in Chemistry from Clarkson College in Potsdam, NY, and his PhD in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Kansas. An elective in molecular biology led him to a postdoc in Virology at SUNY Stony Brook.
Two teaching positions, at Colgate University and at Seton Hill College, helped him learn chemistry a lot better than he ever did as a student. He’s been plying his trade as a technical writer at Sigma since 1985. A stint as editor of the Chemical Bond seemed like a natural fit ... and he stayed for eight wonderful years!
Dr Lisa Balbes received BAs in chemistry and psychology from Washington University in St Louis, and her PhD in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She then spent several years at Research Triangle Institute conducting protein and small molecule modelling studies. In 1992, she founded Balbes Consultants (formerly Osiris Consultants), offering a range of services including technical writing, information architecture, web site design and maintenance. Her work has been published in Drug Discovery and Development, Scientific Computing and Instrumentation, The Alchemist, Genetic Engineering News, Chemistry, and Reviews in Computational Chemistry, among other places.
For the past decade Dr Balbes has been involved in ACS activities in a variety of capacities. She was chair of the St Louis Section of the American Chemical Society in 2002, was Webmaven from 1996 to 2004, and is currently Career Services coordinator and a presenter for the Division of Career Services. Starting January 2005, she will also assume the duties of the St Louis Section Treasurer.
In addition to her ACS responsibilities, Dr Balbes has been on the Executive Board of the St Louis Web Developers’ Organization since 1997, is Chair of Washington University’s APAP-St Louis South Committee, and Chair of the Corporate Sponsor Committee for the St Louis Chapter, Society for Technical Communications.
Lisa lives in Kirkwood with her husband Mark, and their two boys, Jack (13) and Alex (11). In her spare time, she does all types of needlework, and in 2000 won second place in the American Needlepoint Guild national competition.
Lisa is being honored for her service as local section Webmaven from 1996 to 2004.
The curiosity of chemistry and the world around him has been a part of Greg’s life from an early age. These early experiences evolved into a career in chemistry and sharing it with the community. At the University of Missouri–St Louis, he earned a BA in biology and chemistry in 1974 and his Missouri State Teaching Certificate in biology, chemistry, and general science in 1976. After teaching advanced chemistry at El Dorado High School in El Dorado, AR, in 1976 and developmental biology and chemistry at Holman Junior High and Pattonville High School, 1977-1980, he returned to the University of Missouri–St Louis, earning an MS in chemistry in 1981, and followed up with his PhD in 1985 from the State University of New York–Albany.
Upon returning to St Louis, he joined Technical Service at Sigma, now Sigma-Aldrich, sharing his love and knowledge of chemistry for 22 years before retiring in 2007. During that time, he became Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at St Louis Community College–Florissant Valley (2005), University of Missouri–St Louis (2008), and Maryville University (2009), where he has taught undergraduate and graduate-level courses in chemistry. Greg has been teaching biology and chemistry at McKinley CLA, a gifted high school in the St Louis Public School District since 2009.
Greg is a 31-year member of the American Chemical Society, active in the St Louis Section since 1986. He has served on a variety of local and national committees including General Topics, Kids & Chemistry, Section Chair (1996), Committee on Community Activities, Community and Public Relations Committee, and Counselor for the Section. Greg has coordinated, developed, and presented over 50 public outreach presentations at public schools, museums, businesses, industries, and institutions. His Salute to Excellence is due to his extraordinary dedication to outreach; he has been the Section’s liaison to the St Louis Science Center, organizing National Chemistry Week activities and other events since 19xx.
Greg says, “We live in a chemical world, it’s all that matters, so to speak. Scientific literacy is the responsibility of chemists worldwide: to bring an appreciation, understanding, and knowledge of the effects that chemistry has on all of our lives.”
The St Louis Section Chemical Technician Award has been retired as of 2005. The illustrious previous winners are still illustrious, however, so it seems a shame to retire their honors along with the ongoing award.
A chemical technician is a person whose training includes successful completion of an Associate or Bachelors Degree in chemistry or a chemistry-related curriculum, or equivalent knowledge gained by experience. The primary work of a chemical technician is conducting experimentation and/or correlating information to assist in the solving of chemical problems.
The award was presented to a chemical technician in the St Louis area who had demonstrated a high degree of professionalism as a chemical technician. Criteria included technical skills, safety and housekeeping, relationship with co-workers, presentations, reliability, communication skills, contribution to team efforts, and additional professional activities.
|1997||Gerald V. Hook||Monsanto Company|
|1998||Steven E. Picker||Washington University
Department of Engineering
|1999||Norman R. Windsor||University of MissouriSt Louis
|2001||Anahid Birdwell||Washington University
|2002||David Masters-Moore||Pharmacia Corporation|
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