The premier event of the Saint Louis Section
About the award
The Saint Louis Award, sponsored by the Monsanto Company and administered by the Saint Louis Section–ACS, is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the profession of chemistry and demonstrated potential to further the advancement of the chemical profession. The awardee is selected by a review committee constituted by the St Louis Section–ACS. The award consists of a $1,500 honorarium and a plaque.
The awardee is announced in a blog post as soon as the winner is selected, and also appears in the September issue of the Chemical Bond. But the award itself is only one piece of the pie. Read on.
The Award Symposium
There is science.
The awardee selects a panel of scientists with achievements in closely related areas to speak in a Symposium honoring the awardee. The Symposium program is announced in a blog post as soon as the details are set. A brief reception follows the symposium.
The Award Banquet
And there is revelry!
On the same weekend as the symposium — usually on the same day — is the Banquet, where the award is formally presented. All are invited to join in celebrating the awardee with drinks, dinner, conversation, and a more general-audience–friendly talk by the honoree.
Get in on the action
If your interests align in any way with the awardee’s, or if you just want to hear more about what’s going on in the often ground-breaking scientific developments, attend the Symposium. If you’d like to pay further respects, socialize with your scientific cohort (and their cohorts), and enjoy a fine meal in good company, attend the Banquet. Do both or do either. You are more than welcome to take in as much or as little of the occasion as suits you. You can keep informed about the progress of each award cycle (call for nominations, award announcement, details of symposium and banquet) in the blog list below this summary.
Please help the Saint Louis Section–ACS identify the most deserving candidates for this prestigious award: nominate a colleague. Nominations are accepted at any time; those received by April 30 are considered for the award presented the following October. Non-winning nominees are automatically considered candidates for three years unless withdrawn by the nominator or the candidate. The nominator may update the carried-forward nomination with new information before April 30.
At the time of the nomination, the nominee must not have previously received the Midwest Award or any national ACS-sponsored award and must be a member or affiliate of the Saint Louis Section–ACS.
Nomination packets should be submitted as a single pdf file, with these items in this order to facilitate review by the Award jury:
- a cover page with the award name, the nominee’s name, and the date of the nomination
- a nominating letter, which includes note of any significant activities with the Local Section
- two additional seconding letters (not more) from individuals who have had a close professional affiliation with the nominee
- a brief biography of the nominee (one page or less)
- a concise description of the nominee’s chief accomplishments in the field (one page or less)
- a list of publications and patents
Please send nominations and inquiries to the St Louis Award coordinator.