Your assistance in identifying candidates for the 2019 ACS Midwest Award is solicited. In 1944, the St. Louis Section of the American Chemical Society established the ACS Midwest Award to recognize outstanding achievements an individual made in chemistry in the Midwest Region. From that point on, the award is conferred annually on a scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the advancement of pure or applied chemistry, chemical education, and the profession of chemistry. The contributions must have been made during a period of residence in the geographical area defined by the territories of the Local Sections that participate in the Midwest Regional Meeting (MWRM) of the ACS (see map for reference). Nominees can work in industry, academia, government, or private practice.
The 2019 ACS Midwest Award will be presented at the 54th Midwest Regional Meeting of the ACS held in Wichita, KS from October 16-19, 2019. Ceremonies feature a Midwest Award Symposium, a Midwest Award Lecture and the Midwest Awards Banquet usually scheduled on the Thursday of the meeting. The Award consists of a medallion and a cash honorarium and is presented by the St. Louis Section Chair at the Midwest Awards Banquet. Conditions of this Award include that the recipient gives the Midwest Award Lecture and attends the Midwest Awards Banquet.
Nominations should consist of
- a nominating letter for the nominee and two or more seconding letters
- a CV for the nominee
- a brief biography for the nominee
- documented and objective information regarding the outstanding achievements of the nominee.
If the nominee is an academician, a list of people who received advanced degrees under her or his direction should be provided. Activities by the nominee that support the ACS in the Midwest Region constitute an additional criterion.
Please submit nominations electronically via a single pdf file to the e-mail address given below. All nominations must be received on or before the deadline, Sunday March 31, 2019 (11:59 pm CST). The review panel (made up of chemistry professionals, resident in the Midwest Region), also will consider unsuccessful applications for the ACS Midwest Award from the past two years.
Nominations should be directed to:
Dr. Jim O’Brien,
2019 ACS Midwest Award Coordinator, and
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121