Your assistance in identifying candidates for the 2018 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. 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. These 17 Sections have been listed in programs for Midwest Regional Meetings. Nominees can work in industry, academia, government, or in private practice.
The 2018 ACS Midwest Award will be presented at the 53rd Midwest Regional Meeting of the ACS to be held at Ames, IA, October 21-23, 2018. The venue is Scheman Building (2nd floor) at Iowa State University. Ceremonies feature a Midwest Award Symposium, a Midwest Award Lecture and the Midwest Awards Banquet all scheduled on Monday October 22, 2018. The Award consists of a medallion and a cash honorarium; it 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; and 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, Saturday March 31, 2018 (11:59 pm CST).
If you have questions, please contact Jim O’Brien at email@example.com or call (314) 757-5717 (cell).
Nominations should be directed to:
Dr. Jim O’Brien,
2018 ACS Midwest Award Coordinator
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121